Cornelius, Chester P.

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Chester P. Cornelius Student File
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Student file of Chester P. Cornelius, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on February 6, 1891. The file contains a student information card, a letter/correspondence related to a request for a photograph, and a report after leaving indicating Cornelius was living in Seymour, Wisconsin in 1912…

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National Archives and Records Administration
Chester P. Cornelius Student Information Card
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Student information card of Chester P. Cornelius, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on February 6, 1891. The file indicates Cornelius was living in Seymour, Wisconsin in 1913.

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National Archives and Records Administration
Emily Peake Student File
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Student file of Emily Peake, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on September 23, 1890, graduated in 1893, and departed on March 6, 1893. The file contains student information cards, returned student surveys, financial transactions, a report after leaving, and correspondence. The file indicates Peake attended the State…

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National Archives and Records Administration
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 45)
June 28, 1889

The first page opened with a poem by titled “When a Girl Knows How” to sew, bake and knit followed by “You Home-Going Boys and Girls: Will you be in the New or the Old of the Moon?” which asked J.H. Segar what the Cheyenne and Arapho boys and girls were doing at their agency in Cantonment, Oklahoma. Page two continued the news from Cantonment…

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Newspapers
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 5, No. 19)
January 10, 1890

The first page opened with a notice that there were no Indian Helper newspapers published for December 28 and January 3rd. A notice followed: “A Novel Christmas Present: Our Superintendent Made with his own Hands a tin Cup for Each Employee.” Next was a poem, by “E.G.“dated Dec. 25, ’89 titled “The School Poet Again Stirred” about the…

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Newspapers
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Cumberland County Historical Society
Chester Cornelius, c.1885

Studio portrait of a male student.

The handwritten caption along the side of the image is difficult to read, but we believe it says: Chester Cornelius and that that is who the sitter is. 

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Glass Plate Negative
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National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Ten male student printers [version 1], c.1885

Studio portrait of ten male students in uniform. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society's copy of this image identifies them as "Printer Boys." On one copy of the image they are identified as, left to right: William Butcher, Benajah Miles, Paul Boynton, Richard Davis, Samuel Townsend, Cyrus Fell Star, Chester Cornelius, Benjamin…

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Glass Plate Negative
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Ten male student printers [version 2], c.1885

Studio portrait of ten male students in uniform, identified as being "Printer Boys." On one copy of the image they are identified as, left to right: William Butcher, Benajah Miles, Paul Boynton, Richard Davis, Samuel Townsend, Cyrus Fell Star, Chester Cornelius, Benjamin Thomas, Henry North, and Yamie Leeds. 

There are no records for a…

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Photographic Print, B&W
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Thirteen male student printers [version 1], c.1886

Studio portrait of thirteen male students, all wearing school uniforms. The caption of this and other copies identifies them as working in the print shop. 

Other copies identify the students. They are: 

1. Bennie Thomas, 2. Lorenzo Martinez, 3. Willie Butcher, 4. C. P. Cornelius, 5. Dennison Wheelock, 6. Samuel Townsend, 7.…

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Glass Plate Negative
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National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Thirteen male student printers [version 2], c.1886

Studio portrait of thirteen male students wearing school uniforms.

The printed note on the reverse side reads: 1. Bennie Thomas, Pueblo Tribe, 2. Lorenzo Martinez, Pueblo, 3. Willie Butcher, Chippewa, 4. C. P. Cornelius, Oneida, 5. Dennison Wheelock, Oneida, 6. Samuel Townsend, Pawnee, 7. Richard Davis, Cheyenne…

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Photographic Print, B&W
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Chester Cornelius [version 1], c.1889

Studio portrait of Chester Cornelius.

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Glass Plate Negative
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National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Chester Cornelius [version 2], c.1889

Studio portrait of Chester Cornelius. 

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Photographic Print, B&W
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Cumberland County Historical Society
Chester Cornelius and Stacy Matlock, c.1890

Studio portrait of Chester Cornelius (sitting) and Stacy Matlock (standing), both wearing school uniforms.

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Glass Plate Negative
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National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Report on the Hampton Institute and the Carlisle Indian School
April 28, 1886 - January 11, 1888

T. S. Childs makes a report to the Office of Indian Affairs on Carlisle Indian School and the Indian Training School at the Hampton Institute. Childs report was prompted by complaints made against the Hampton Institute related to the health and discipline of students. Childs report focuses mostly on Hampton while examining Carlisle in order to…

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Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Changes in School Employees and Applications, September 1899
August 12 - September 4, 1889

Captain Richard H. Pratt submits a report that lists new employees (C. A. Merritt, Florence M. Carter, J. B. Given, Chester P. Cornelius, Annie B. Moore, Clara Anthony, Jemima Wheelock, Julia Bent, Charles Monteravia, Yamie Leeds, Howard Logan), those who have left the school (Bertha V. Agpell, Lavinia Bender), and those who have changed…

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Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statements of Changes in School Employees, September 1890 (1)
September 2-3, 1890

Captain Richard Henry Pratt submits a report that lists all of the employees at the school for the 1890-1891 fiscal year (A. J. Standing, Fordyce Grinnell, C. H. Hepburn, L. A. Bender, E. L. Fisher, Emma A. Cutter, Anna L. Hamilton, M. E. B. Phillips, Anna S. Luckenbach, Mary H. Cooks, Fanny G. Paull, Della F. Botsford, Clara C. McAdam, Rachel…

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Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Allowance for Chester Cornelius to Attend Commercial School
December 18, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt discusses the case of Chester Cornelius with the Office of Indian Affairs. Pratt notes that Cornelius purchased a section of land under the Severalty Act with the intention of renting it out to support himself as he enrolled in a commercial school in Poughkeepsie, New York. However, the agent has now indicated he cannot rent…

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Changes in School Employees and Application, February 1891
January 7 - February 9, 1891

Captain Richard H. Pratt submits a report that lists new employees (W. R. Claudy and Kish Hawkins) as well as those who have left the school (J. B. Given and Chester P. Cornelius). These reports include personal information about those being hired as well as reasons for departure for those leaving. Pratt also sends W. R. Claudy's application…

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Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration
Question Regarding Agreement Covering Allowance of Chester Cornelius to Attend College
February 13, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter to the Office of Indian Affairs from Clement C. Gaines, President of the Eastman Business College, and a contract between Gaines and former student Chester P. Cornelius. Gaines' understanding is that the contract permits Cornelius to receive an allowance to attend the Business College. However, Gaines…

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Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Forwards Copy of Certificate of Chester P. Cornelius
October 19, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt forwards copy of certificate of Chester P. Cornelius.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Wheelock Seeks Collection of Debts from Chester P. Cornelius
April 14, 1896 - June 28, 1897

Dennison Wheelock seeks assistance from the Office of Indian Affairs in collecting money from former student Chester P. Cornelius from his creditors in Carlisle, Pennsylvania still seeking repayment. Cornelius was then employed by the Cheyenne Indian School. Wheelock also describes seeking assistance from the local Indian agent in obtaining the…

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Tickets Set to be Delivered to Chester P. Cornelius
November 22, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that tickets will be delivered to Chester P. Cornelius.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Student Recruitment Not Working for Non-Reservation Boarding Schools
December 3-19, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the current system of student recruitment for non-reservation boarding schools is not working. Pratt forwards two letters detailing the difficulties of his employees in gathering parties of students as well as the reluctance of reservation superintendents to forward students to…

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration