Bender, J. S.

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Notice of Death of Henry Jones
March 19, 1880

Dr. J. S. Bender notifies Richard Henry Pratt of the death of Henry Jones, a member of the Iowa Nation, due to advanced endocarditis. Dr. Bender notes that a post-mortem examination was performed alongside local physician Dr. J. R. Bixler. Pratt forwards this notice to the Commissioner of Indian...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sanitary Inspection, April 1880
April 11, 1880

George Kellogg of the Medical Division of the Bureau of Indian Affairs provides a sanitary report on the buildings, appliances, and children at the Carlisle Indian School. He recommends replacing some old brick drains with terra cotta pipes. He finds the buildings to be of a satisfactory...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
School Physician's Belief that 8 Students Should be Sent Home due to Poor Health
June 2, 1880

J. S. Bender informs Richard Henry Pratt that he believes six to eight students should be returned to their homes because they have "incurable" conditions and will likely "die young." Pratt encloses and endorses Bender's requests to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. In his cover letter, Pratt...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on the Health of 11 New Pueblo Students
August 4, 1880

J. S. Bender informs Richard Henry Pratt that he has completed his examination of the 11 new Pueblo students and found 9 of them to be healthy. Bender notes that two students have several problematic symptoms, and states that he's been informed by Sheldon Jackson that these students have had...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Death of Sioux Student John Renville
August 10, 1880

J. S. Bender reports the death of Sioux student John Renville from typhus. Richard Henry Pratt forwards Bender's letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Decision to Fire School Physician Dr. J. S. Bender
September 4, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs school physician Dr. J. S. Bender that he will be fired at the end of the month unless he quits sooner. Pratt provides multiple reasons for his decision, including that almost every student sent to the school hospital dies or is sent home and that Bender did not...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
School Physician's Rebuttal to Pratt's Claims Against Him
September 7, 1880

Dr. J. S. Bender responds to Richard Henry Pratt's letter relieving him of his duties as school physician. In his response, Bender explains and defends himself against the claims that Pratt makes about him. Pratt forwards Bender's letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Note: This...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Confirmation of the Dismissal of School Physician Dr. J. S. Bender
September 15, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he's firing Carlisle Indian School Physician Dr. J. S. Bender at the end of the month.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Lizzie James' Request for Sick Leave of Absence
August 21-28, 1899

Major Richard H. Pratt forwards a report from school physician J. S. Bender that assistant laundress Lizzie James was sick for 19 days and requests that she be granted paid sick leave. The acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs forwards Bender's report and Pratt's letter to the Secretary of the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Lizzie James' Request for Unpaid Sick Leave of Absence
July 15-25, 1907

Major William A. Mercer explains to Commissioner of Indian Affairs C. F. Larrabee that Cook Lizzie James has been so sick that she has taken 30 days of paid annual leave and 30 days of paid sick leave and is now requesting 30 days of unpaid sick leave. Assistant cook Nekifer Shouchuck has taken...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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