Peairs, H. B.

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Pratt Requests Office Order Transfer of Sarah Whitedeer to Carlisle
February 9, 1895 - February 19, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from H. B. Peairs, Acting Superintendent of the Haskell Institute, informing him that Sarah Whitedeer no longer consents to the transfer to Carlisle. Pratt requests that W. N. Hailmann order the transfer anyway due to prior instances of Haskell ordering...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Retaining Mariette Wood
June 22, 1899 - August 18, 1899

Correspondence regarding a request for an increase in the salary of Mariette Wood to prevent her transfer to the Haskell Institute as Assistant Principal Teacher.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Information and Recommendation for Ernest Robitaille
June 16, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt provides background information and a recommendation for Ernest Robitaille as an Industrial Teacher and Band Instructor at the Haskell Institute.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Jennie Brown Requests Letter from Pratt to Secure Position
July 10, 1902 - July 14, 1902

Jennie Brown requests a letter noting her graduation from Carlisle from Richard Henry Pratt in order to secure a position as a stenographer and clerk in the Indian Service. Pratt forwards the letter to the Office of Indian Service with a brief note.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Fanny G. Paull Expresses Her Loyalty to Carlisle
April 14, 1906 - April 26, 1906

William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter forwarding a letter from Fanny G. Paull in which she expresses her loyalty to the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Discusses how to Fill Vacancies in the Blacksmith, Mason, and Assistant Matron Positions
April 25, 1906

William A. Mercer refers to vacancies in the blacksmith, mason, and assistant matron positions and the salaries and job qualifications needed to fill the positions.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Susan M. Lelless
August 13-21, 1907

Correspondence regarding the teaching ability of Susan Lelless and her transfer from the Haskell Institute. John Whitewell, current Principal Teacher at the Carlisle Indian School, details his oversight of Lelless including her inability to administer corporal punishment.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transfer of Nurses between Carlisle Indian School and Haskell Institute
December 7, 1907 - December 12, 1907

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent William A. Mercer requests that the Commissioner of Indian Affairs order the mutual transfer of nurses between his school and the Haskell Institute.  Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs C. F. Larrabee writes to mercer and Haskell Institute Superintendent H...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Grade-Level Restrictions for Enrolled Pupils
April 14, 1911 - July 14, 1911

These materials include correspondence regarding an order from R. G. Valentine, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, to accept no students not able to enter the third grade. Superintendent Moses Friedman, of the Carlisle Indian School, objected to the plan claiming the present age restrictions were...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Possibility of Abolishing the Native Indian Arts Department
July 13 - December 16, 1911

Noting heavy criticism from H. B. Peairs and Charles F. Pierce, Superintendent Moses Friedman asks Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. G. Valentine if he wants Carlisle to continue its Native Indian Arts department, which was started February 1, 1906.

Before making a decision, Valentine...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Filling Appointments in the Indian Service
November 24, 1911 - December 12, 1911

Supervisor in Charge of Indian Schools H. B. Peairs requests that the Indian School superintendents send him a list of all vacant school positions and salaries because he has received complaints that it is difficult to fill them. Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Moses Friedman informs...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding 1914 Congressional Investigation
May 4, 1914 - October 25, 1918

These materials include correspondence and legal documents regarding the 1914 internal and Congressional investigations into Superintendent Moses Friedman and Chief Clerk Siceni J. Nori of the Carlisle Indian School. Included is copied and original correspondence regarding the resignation of...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Education of Cherokee Nation Students from Robeson County
September 24 - November 2, 1914

These materials include correspondence regarding the education of members of the Cherokee Nation from Robeson County, North Carolina.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Enrollment of Rice Children
October 10-29, 1914

These materials include correspondence related to a request by George Appletree to have his nieces and nephew, Susie, Carrie, and Lucien Rice, attend the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Discipline Inspection Report of H. B. Peairs for May 1915
May 20-29, 1915

These materials include a report and correspondence regarding H. B. Peairs' investigation of discipline at the Carlisle Indian School in May, 1915. The report notes numerous improvements that were made and should be pursued. Superintendent Oscar Hiram Lipps addresses the report's recommendations...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Original of Discipline Inspection Report of H. B. Peairs for May 1915
May 20, 1915

These materials include a report by H. B. Peairs on the discipline among boys at the Carlisle Indian School. The report discusses changes enacted by Oscar Hiram Lipps, who was promoted from Supervisor in Charge to Superintendent during this discipline investigation.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Henry J. Flood at Dickinson College or Preparatory School
August 19, 1915 - October 2, 1915

These materials include correspondence regarding a request to enroll Henry J. Flood at Carlisle in order for Flood to attend Conway Hall or Dickinson College.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Bureau of Indian Affairs Report on State of the School
February 7 - March 13, 1916

Supervisor of Schools H. B. Peairs provides a report on Carlisle's food, dining room, clothing, floors, rooms and decoration, and physical training. Based on his report, Peairs makes a series of recommendations based on his report to Carlisle Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps. Lipps forwards it to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Condemnation of Unserviceable Property, 1916
February 7-21, 1916

These materials include correspondence and survey forms regarding unserviceable property at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Documents Concerning School Health, 1916
February 7- December 31, 1916

These materials include correspondence, ledger pages, inspection reports, and government forms regarding multiple health topics connected to the Carlisle Indian School. Included is an Inspection Report of H. B. Peairs for February 1916, Physician's Semiannual Reports for the first and second...

Format: Ledgers, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report on Academic and Industrial Departments
February 7 - August 26, 1916

Supervisor of Schools H. B. Peairs' report on the Academic and Industrial Departments at Carlisle focuses on methods of instruction (i.e. too much written work), attendance, industrial department trades, outings of trade students, agriculture, domestic departments (cooking, sewing, laundering,...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Closure of the Carlisle Indian School
July 9, 1918 - February 14, 1940

These materials include correspondence, official records, and other documents related to the closure of the Carlisle Indian School in 1918. Discussed topics include the transfer of the land from the Department of the Interior to the Department of War, the transfer of property to other Indian...

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Maps, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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