Hayt, Ezra A.

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Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 1)
January 1880

The first page opened with an article titled "THE INDIAN TRAINING SCHOOL," that described the progress of the school, its Christian methods, the work of the former Ft. Marion prisoners of war preparing buildings for use, the importance of the town Sunday Schools, the school curriculum that emphasized farmwork for boys and housekeeping for girls…

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Hand-written letter on onion-skin paper
August 8, 1879

A letter wherein Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt writes to Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz to recommend expanding the kind of educational program pursued at Hampton for "the civilization of Indian youth of both sexes… far away from their homes". Hayt requests that the Secretary of War approve the use of Carlisle Barracks in…

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Letters/Correspondence
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Hand-written letter on onion-skin paper
September 26, 1879

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt's reply to a letter from H. E. Behn seeking appointment as a teacher at the Carlisle Indian School wherein Hayt suggests that he directly contact the head of the school, Richard Henry Pratt, to apply.

 

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Hand-written letter on onion-skin paper
September 30, 1879

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt's reply to a James E. Rhoades, a man who requested that two Shawnee boys who he is looking after "be sent to school at Hampton, Va." Hayt lets Rhoades know that he can arrange to have the boys be educated at Hampton Institute or Carlisle Indian School. Hayt describes Pratt's plan to go to Indian…

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Hand-written letter on onion-skin paper
October 9, 1879

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt informs Indian Agent V. T. McGillycuddy that there is no need to send more young people from the Pine Ridge Agency to the Carlisle Indian School. Hayt states that the quota from other agencies has been increased to meet the original estimate of students.

 

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Letters/Correspondence
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Hand-written letter on onion-skin paper
October 9, 1879

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt's letter to Richard Henry Pratt communicating that it is unnecessary to recruit more children from the Pine Ridge Agency to attend the Carlisle Indian School. Hayt says that he does not think it best to take more young people from their home at present time. Hayt also lets Pratt know that he…

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Letters/Correspondence
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Hand-written letter on onion-skin paper
October 14, 1879

Letter from Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra E. Hayt to Indian Agent E. Stephens at Green Bay Agency authorizing him to recruit two Menominee boys from Keshena to go to Hampton Institute, payment for which had already been sent along to Mrs. W. Wheeler from General Armstrong. Hayt also suggests that he might meet up with Indian Agent Charles…

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Hand-written letter on onion-skin paper
October 16, 1879

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra E. Hayt's suggests that letters sent by the children cannot be classed under the head of official correspondence, and therefore those letters should not use "official" stamps." Hayt does encourage letter writing and tells Pratt to provide an estimate for the purchase of U.S. postage stamps.

 

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Letters/Correspondence
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Hand-written letter on onion-skin paper
October 23, 1879

Letter from Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra E. Hayt to Indian Agent E. Stephens authorizing the selection of two more Menominee boys to be sent to the Carlisle Indian School. Hayt instructs Stephens to ensure their health is certified by a competent physician and then to rendezvous with Indian Agent Charles Crissey in Chicago. 

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October 29, 1879

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt writes to Samuel Chapman Armstrong at Hampton to report that Indian Agent Charles Crissey left Standing Rock and will likely reach Yankton soon. 

 

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Letters/Correspondence
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Hand-written letter on onion-skin paper
November 6, 1879

Telegram from Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt to Captain Richard Henry Pratt suggesting that he use his judgement about sending along to Hampton some of the students recently brought to Carlisle.

 

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Letters/Correspondence
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Hand-written letter on onion-skin paper
December 3, 1879

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt's response to a request from Indian Agent S. A. Russell from the Mescalero Agency in New Mexico about if Hayt could help find care for an orphaned boy at his agency. Hayt explains that the Carlisle Indian School had just recently opened and that the boy could attend the school for education provided…

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Letters/Correspondence
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Hand-written letter on onion-skin paper
December 3, 1879

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt's response letter to donor Lea Lugner offering to send a "Christmas box" to the students at the school. Hayt suggests that gifts would be welcome as there are 158 children at the school, but government funds can only be spent on clothing and other school essentials. Hayt encourages Lugner to write to…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Hand-written letter on onion-skin paper
December 5, 1879

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt's letter to James E. Rhoades in response to a letter Rhoades sent to Captain Richard Henry Pratt requesting that he transfer a Seneca student to the Carlisle Indian School. Hayt denied the request on the grounds that the Seneca student has "better advantages" than most Indians and that the office has…

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Hand-written letter on onion-skin paper
December 5, 1879

Letter where Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt encourages Captain Richard Henry Pratt to replace the physician at Carlisle, feeling that the Army surgeon may not know best how to treat younger people. Hayt tells Pratt to seek a physician in town to help care for the schoolkids. Hayt states that there "ought to be little or no…

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Letters/Correspondence
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Hand-written letter on onion-skin paper
December 5, 1879

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt's response to Edward Bloedon suggesting that he should send his inquiry about employment directly to Captain Richard Henry Pratt at the Carlisle Indian School. 

 

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Letters/Correspondence
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Hand-written letter on onion-skin paper
December 5, 1879

Commissioner of Indian Affairs writing to Captain Richard Henry Pratt about the application of Edward Bloedon of Saginaw, Michigan for appointment as steward at the Carlisle Indian School. Hayt told Bloedon that he should send his application directly to Pratt. Hayt also mentioned needing a married couple to run a boarding school at the…

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Letters/Correspondence
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Request to Obtain Offer for Annual Medical Services and Machines
December 11, 1879

Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt requests that Richard Henry Pratt obtain an offer for medical services and machines for $600 per year.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office…

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Letters/Correspondence
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Special Estimate of Funds, Fourth Quarter 1879
December 12, 1879

Richard H. Pratt transmits a "Special" Estimate for Funds form for the fourth quarter of 1879 amounting to $1,250.50 for the fitting of chapel and school room, repairs, and supplies. An explanatory cover letter is included.

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

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Hand-written letter on onion-skin paper
December 18, 1879

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt's letter to medical business of Martin & Son in Boston, Massachusetts ordering "five crusts of non-humanized vaccine virus" that are to be sent to the Carlisle Indian School. He instructs them to send the bill to Hayt's office on duplicate vouchers. 

 

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Letters/Correspondence
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Hand-written letter on onion-skin paper
January 2, 1880

Instructions from Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt sent to Indian Agent S. A. Russell at the Mescalaro Agency to pursue gathering "six to ten boys" from the (Apache) Mescalero Tribe to send to the Carlisle Indian School or Hampton, "provided you can obtain the consent of the parents." Hayt instructed Russell to focus on selecting…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Hand-written letter on onion-skin paper
January 21, 1880

Letter from Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt to Indian Agent M. B. Kent at the Great Nemaha Agency that authorized the selection of "6 or 7 promising children" to undergo health screenings and to be brought by Agent Kent to the Carlisle Indian School. Hayt stated that some recruits should be from the Sac & Fox Tribe and the Iowa…

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Legal and Government Documents
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Hand-written letter on onion-skin paper
January 21, 1880

Letter from Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt to Crow Creek Agent W. E. Dougherty inquiring about the experience of Olive M. Roberts of Meadville, PA who ran the Crow Creek boarding school for three years. Hayt was asking for information on her record at Crow Creek as she was applying for a position at the Carlisle Indian School.…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Hand-written letter on onion-skin paper
January 21, 1880

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt's response to Captain Richard Henry Pratt's request to have Reverend A. H. Donaldson send a delegation to procure "50 to 75 Navajo children for education" at the Carlisle Indian School. Hayt encouraged Pratt to first secure funding from Congress before bringing more children to the Carlisle Indian…

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Hand-written letter on onion-skin paper
March 15, 1880

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt wrote to Andrew J. Roser in Bigler, Pennsylvania and responded to his request to purchase a building formerly used as an Orphan's Home in Gettysburg to turn it into an Indian Training school. Hayt explains that while the Office wants to expand its facilities for "educating Indian youth away from their…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration