Dortch, J. H.

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Correspondence Regarding the Return of Apache Students
July 25, 1895 - September 24, 1895

Correspondence regarding a request from Apache prisoners of war for the return of their children from the Carlisle Indian School. Included in the correspondence are various recommendations for the students as well as Richard Henry Pratt's philosophy in educating the Apache students and his views...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Disciplining Pratt over Insubordination
October 6, 1896 - January 27, 1897

Correspondence between Richard Henry Pratt and the Interior Department regarding the Office of Indian Affairs request to discipline Pratt for insubordination in the matter of not re-nominating M. L. Silcott and Maud Mosher.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Lizzie M. Hill Asks After Assistant Matron Position
August 15, 1898

Lizzie M. Hill asks W. A. Jones if she has been appointed as an Assistant Matron.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for the Return of the Children of Mrs. Albert Bowers
February 12, 1899

Wisconsin Congressman James H. Davidson requests information on the complaint of Mrs. Albert Bowers who desires the return of her children from the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Information on Josiah Archiquette
April 27, 1899

Richard Henry Pratt provides J. H. Dortch with information related to Josiah Archiquette.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Abolish Two Positions and Create Two Laborer Positions
November 5, 1901

Richard Henry Pratt requests that a cook and assistant cook position be abolished and that two laborer positions be created in their place.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request to Bring Students from Nez Perce Agency
January 3, 1902 - January 16, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt responds to C. T. Stranahan's request to bring five students to the Carlisle Indian School from the Nez Perce Agency.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Allen Responds to Office Letter Regarding Temporary Positions
April 2, 1902

Edgar A. Allen, responds to an Office of Indian Affairs regarding temporary positions at the Carlisle Indian School during Richard Henry Pratt's absence.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry into Appointment of Permanent Tinsmith
June 20, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt inquires of the Office of Indian Affairs why the current tinsmith E. G. Sprow cannot compete for the permanent appointment.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Enrollment of Four Runnels Siblings
December 18, 1902 - January 23, 1903

Correspondence regarding the enrollment of Mary, Hiram, Lewis, and Thomas Runnels at the Carlisle Indian School. Albert M. Anderson, U.S. Indian Agent for the Colville Agency, complains that the Runnels were transferred to Carlisle without his consent and as such has undermined his authority....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Open Drawing Teacher Exam to both Sexes
July 20, 1903

Edgar A. Allen requests that the examination for position of Drawing Teacher at Carlisle be opened to both sexes.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Proposes Establishing Camp for Tuberculosis Patients
April 26, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs circular regarding tuberculosis. He further requests to establish a camp at Mount Alto to treat tuberculosis patients.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Office Act on Nomination of Alice Lamar
May 17, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt notes that his nomination of Alice Lamar as a cook has not been acted upon.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Position Near Tomah for Bertha Jamison
August 30, 1904

William A. Mercer requests J. H. Dortch that Bertha Jamison be given a place in the Indian Service near the Tomah Indian School due to a miscommunication.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Offer for Five Chiefs to Participate in 1905 Inaugural Parade
February 11, 1905

William A. Mercer forwards letter from C. Cole regarding James Bigheart and four other Chiefs who could participate in the inaugural parade.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Further Discusses his Plan to Build Greenhouse and Hire Staff
February 18, 1905

William A. Mercer further discusses his plan to build a greenhouse and to establish the position of florist or horticulturist.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Plan to Create New Building Plans and Topographical Maps
April 5, 1905

William A. Mercer requests authority to have a local engineer create topographical maps of the school grounds to correct errors including the locations of the main pipe line and the school cemetery. In addition, Mercer notes that the school drawing teacher is making floor plans and elevations of...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
New Hospital Building at Carlisle
April 15, 1905 - May 10, 1905

Correspondence and memorandums regarding the building of a new hospital building at the Carlisle Indian School based on the Haskell Institute Hospital.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Three Students from Alaska
April 19, 1905 - April 24, 1905

William A. Mercer discusses a letter from Emily B. Parke requesting to be allowed to enroll three students from Alaska at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Gaither Requests Transfer to Umatilla Agency
August 25, 1905

Mollie V. Gaither requests a transfer to the Umatilla Agency as an Assistant Superintendent if the position becomes available.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Requests to Return Students from Standing Rock Agency
August 26, 1905 - January 4, 1906

Correspondence regarding requests to return Carlisle Indian School students from the Standing Rock Agency. The requests focused on a promise that the term of enrollment for Carlisle was three years rather than five years.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Transport Vasha Nakootkin to Seattle
October 15, 1905 - November 21, 1905

Correspondence regarding the request of Mrs. William D. Wood to have Vasha Nakootkin transported to Seattle in order to make her home with her.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Carlisle Employees as Characters in Book of Esther
November 28, 1905

William A. Mercer informs Francis E. Leupp that he could not determine the writer of an envelope. The envelope contained a list of Carlisle employees as characters in the Book of Esther.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Wise Follows Up on Request for Appointment of Drawing Teacher
November 29, 1905

J. R. Wise follows up on William A. Mercer's request to have a male drawing teacher appointed to the vacancy caused by the transfer of Fred W. Canfield. A note from J. H. Dortch refers to Commissioner Frances E. Leupp's plan to have Angel DeCora fill the position.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendation to Lease Alexander Farm and Detail of Funds Available
March 16, 1906

William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding his recommendation for the lease of the Alexander Tract. Mercer details the funds available for the lease and other possible options to raise the funds including selling harness.

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

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