Potter, Thomas W.

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Paul Good Bear and Thomas W. Potter, c.1890

Studio portrait of Paul Good Bear (standing) with Thomas W. Potter (seated). 

Note: Potter was employed first as a teacher at the school from Oct. 1889 to Jan. 1890, and then as storekeeper from Feb. to Apr. 1890. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Descriptive Statement of Changes in School Employees and Applications, October 1889
September 4 - October 1, 1889

Captain Richard H. Pratt submits a report that lists new employees (Fordyce Grinnell, Thomas W. Potter, and Mariette Wood). These reports include personal information about those being hired. Pratt also sends Grinnell's (physician), Potter's (teacher), and Wood's (literary teacher) applications...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Reports on Returned Students
November 23, 1889 - December 6, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding statements made by a public official on returned students from the Carlisle Indian School and others. Pratt also includes a letter from T. W. Potter, former Issue Clerk at the Cantonment Agency, on the same issue. The...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Cover Expenses Incurred due to Ill Students on Outing
April 16, 1890

Alfred John Standing requests authority to pay expenses incurred due to the illnesses of students on the outing program as well as a funeral of a student on the outing program.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request to Return Harry Mann
July 29, 1893 - September 2, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a request to return Harry Mann by his father Black Coyote.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Thomas Potter Praises Recent Actions Taken Against Pratt
October 1, 1896 - March 11, 1897

Thomas W. Potter, Superintendent of the Chemawa Indian School, praises the actions taken against Richard Henry Pratt and containing the publications from the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
McArthur Provides Additional Information on Case of Robert Depoe
August 21, 1901

Duncan D. McArthur, Superintendent and Special Disbursing Agent, informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs provides further information on the money owed to Richard Henry Pratt by Robert Depoe. McArthur notes that the money owed to Depoe from the Siletz General Fund cannot be guaranteed to pay...

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
Response to Proposed Transfer of David Graham to Carlisle
October 30, 1903

Edgar A. Allen responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter concerning the proposed transfer of David Graham from the Chemawa Indian School to Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Georgie A. Cook at Chemawa
July 27, 1904

W. S. Bannerman, Minister of the Prestyerian Churches of Sitka, requests to enroll Georgie A. Cook at the Chemawa Indian School.

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