Morgan, Thomas Jefferson

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Reply to Office Letter Concerning Appointment of School Physician
July 22, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt replies to a letter from Thomas J. Morgan regarding his appointing a new School Physician. Pratt notes that he is not satisfied with any of the applicants and that he will discuss the position further when he visits Washington D.C. in a few days.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Changes in School Employees and Applications, August 1889
August 10 - August 19, 1889

Captain Richard H. Pratt submits a report that lists new employees Anna S. Luckenbach and Lydia L. Hunt. These reports include personal information about those being hired. Pratt also sends Luckenbach and Hunt's applications for positions as teachers, including references.

Commissioner of...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Office of Indian Affairs Actions Taken in Pueblo Agencies Regarding Returned Students
September 3, 1889 - December 6, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt returns the correspondence surrounding the treatment of returned pupils to Pueblo Agencies in New Mexico. Pratt notes that he is happy to see the actions taken by the Office of Indian Affairs including the actions taken by Frank D. Lewis, U.S. Special Indian Agent, in...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on Recruiting Students in Michigan and Minnesota in 1893
September 17, 1889 - September 23, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a report from Alfred John Standing regarding his trip to Michigan and Minnesota to recruit students for the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt details the obstacles Standing experienced including maintaining a relatively equal gender ratio and the decentralized nature of...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Forwards Board of Survey Proceedings Convened in December 1889
November 22, 1889 - December 4, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a Board of Survey to the Office of Indian Affairs convened on December 3, 1889 to dispose of broken or otherwise unserviceable property at the Carlisle Indian School.

Also included is T. J. Morgan's authorization to convene the Board of Survey.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Articles by Elaine Goodale and a Response by Richard Henry Pratt
April 1890 - July 9, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt forwards two articles by Elaine Goodale, Supervisor of Education among the Sioux, to Thomas J. Morgan. Pratt comments that Goodale fought the work of the Sioux Commission and is also opposed to off reservation schools as they deprive parents of a say in their children's...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
John H. Schively's Application for Position at the Arapaho School
August 6, 1890 - August 7, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an application of John H. Schively as Superintendent and Principal Teacher of the Arapaho School. Pratt notes that Schively would often preach at the Carlisle Indian School while a student at Dickinson College.

Also included is Schively's application and...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Objects to Inputs for the 1890 Annual Report
January 22, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt writes personally to Thomas J. Morgan to object to the method used to calcuate the costs in educating students at the various Indian Schools. Pratt notes that in the 1890 Annual Report all costs for Carlisle were represented while other schools did not have certain costs...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Assistance in Recruiting Pine Ridge Students
June 12, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt follows up his telegraph earlier in the day to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding his recruiting trip to the Pine Ridge Agency. Pratt notes that Agencies have a tendency to hold back students due to opening up of camp schools. As a result, Pratt asks for a more...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Updates to Thomas J. Morgan
September 21, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Thomas J. Morgan to provide an update on various aspects of the Carlisle Indian School including the construction of the Girls Quarters, the Hospital addition, and the barn. In addition, he provides an update on the status of the number of students at Carlisle and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Morgan's Telegram Regarding Bennett
September 24, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a telegram from Thomas J. Morgan, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, regarding a Mr. Bennett. Pratt states that Bennett would be all right for Sisseton.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Update on Rules and Regulations and Article by Harries
October 26, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Thomas J. Morgan informing him that he is placing the rules and regulations for enforcing compulsory attendance in the Red Man. In addition, Pratt writes of the letter of George Means that he is forwarding officially under separate cover the article published by Mr...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Comments on Recruitment Methods
October 31, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt informs Thomas J. Morgan that the Carlisle Indian School has enough students to carry out its appropriation but could enroll additional students. He further states that the school has more success when an employee recruits the students rather than having the students...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Office Letter Regarding Report on Carlisle
November 2, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt responds to Thomas J. Morgan's annual report on the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt states that the numbers used in the report present Carlisle in an unfair light by including transportation costs in their funds while not including them for other schools. In addition, the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Transfer of Children From Arizona
November 20, 1891 - November 23, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from Thomas J. Morgan regarding accepting students from Arizona. Pratt states that he would not hesitate to accept children during the winter. In addition he discusses delaying their enrollment to the spring when he can send current pupils on outing to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Writes to Recommend Pine Ridge Agent be in Charge of Troops
November 23, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Thomas J. Morgan on behalf of Captain Brown of the Pine Ridge Agency. Brown seeks to enlist and command his own company of Indian soldiers at the Agency which Pratt approves of in order to create no disharmony between the Indian Agent and an officer in charge of...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request of Festus Pelone to be Returned Home
November 28, 1891

Festus Pelone requests permission from Thomas J. Morgan to be returned to his home during the winter. Pelone writes that he has no money in the bank due to being unfairly punished by Richard Henry Pratt for leaving his outing.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Comptroller Opinion on Osage Fund Paying for Students at Carlisle
December 3, 1891

B. F. Gilkeson, Comptroller in the Second Comptroller's Office, responds to Thomas J. Morgan's letter regarding using interest generated from the Osage Fund to pay for Osage students at the Carlisle Indian School. Gilkeson writes that his interpretation of the treaty holds that only uses which...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pelone Reiterates Desire to be Returned Home
December 29, 1891

Festus Pelone responds to letter from Thomas J. Morgan again requesting him to be allowed to return home. Pelone states that he has only ever gotten into trouble while on outing and that he has been at Carlisle 8 years and now desires to return home.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Letter regarding Band at World's Columbian Exposition
February 6, 1892

Ricahrd H. Pratt writes to Thomas J. Morgan, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, about plans for having the Carlisle Indian School Band perform in the inaugural parade to open the Chicago World's Fair and Columbian Exposition, planned for October 1892.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Morgan of 1892 Commencement Planning
February 8, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt informs Thomas J. Morgan that with despite the three outbreaks of measles he is hopeful to hold graduation ceremonies on February 24, 1892. He has arranged for a train from Washington D.C. to Carlisle and its return and hopes that individuals will be able to stay for a full...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Follow-up Letter regarding Band at World's Columbian Exposition
March 24, 1892

In a continuing discussion of having the Carlisle Indian School Band perform at the Chicago World's Fair and Columbian Exposition, Richard H. Pratt explains some of his plans and what the anticipated expenses would be. He stresses that if a larger band is desired, he would need to recruit...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for the Return of Abram Hill
March 28, 1892

S. S. Burleson, missionary to the Oneidas, writes to Thomas J. Morgan at the request of Charles Hill for the return of his son Abram Hill. Burleson states that Charles has been getting progressively more blind and can no longer perform labor on his farm.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Thomas Metoxen Requests to Leave School or Receive Increased Pay
June 17, 1892

Thomas A. Mextoxen inquires from Thomas J. Morgan why he is being forced to remain at the Carlisle Indian School despite graduating in February. Metoxen claims that he is willing to remain if his wages are increased to $12 a month.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
T. S. Ansley Forwards Recommendation for Transfer and Comments
June 20, 1892

T. S. Ansley forwards list of children for transfer from the Flambeau reservation and La Pointe Agency. Ansley notes that the students have no education with two exceptions but are strong and healthy looking. The preferred school is Carlisle due to the first student on the list naming it with...

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

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