Pratt, Richard Henry

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Statement of Cost of Employees and Issues and Expenditures, June 1904
June 30, 1904

Richard H. Pratt submits a statement of cost form that lists the total amounts for subsistence, clothing, school materials and furnishings, light and fuel, miscellaneous expenses, new buildings and repairs, the value of subsistence raised by schools and issued to pupils, and pay for regular and...

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Browntree Writes Against Pratt's Resignation
July 2, 1904 - August 31, 1904

F. W. Browntree writes the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the resignation of Richard Henry Pratt from the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Authority to Turn Over Funds to Meet Contracts
July 2, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter directing him to deposit the unexpended balance of his funds for the fiscal year. Pratt notes various contracts regarding work to be done on buildings.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Instructions Regarding Signing Uintah and Ouray Agency Property Papers
July 7, 1904

William A. Mercer requests instructions from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding signing his property papers at the Uintah and Ouray Agency as he needed to leave before his successor could sign the papers.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Responds to Criticism of Office Related to Closing Pratt's Accounts
July 15, 1904

William A. Mercer responds to criticism of the Office of Indian Affairs for a letter signed by Edgar A. Allen related to the closing of Richard Henry Pratt's accounts.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Letter Regarding Disposition of Three Instruments
July 19, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding his request for authority to drop three instruments from his property returns. Pratt details that he did not occur to him the instruments were on his property returns as they were not previously and the new instruments...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Allen Responds to Inquiry on Transportation Funds
July 21, 1904

Edgar A. Allen responds to an of Office of Indian Affairs letter addressed to Richard Henry Pratt regarding transportation of students and the authority which covers it.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Allen Responds to a Request to Return Shelah Guthrie
July 26, 1904 - September 1, 1904

Edgar A. Allen responds to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding a request for the return of Shelah Guthrie.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Audit of the Financial Transactions of Richard Henry Pratt
August 23, 1904

This audit and report, which concerns the finances of the Carlisle Indian School as administered by Richard Henry Pratt, was prepred immediately following his retirement as superintendent of the school. The report focuses on the use of non-governmental funds - charitable donations to the school...

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Statement of Cost of Employees and Issues and Expenditures, September 1904
September 30, 1904

William A. Mercer submits a statement of cost form that lists the total amounts for subsistence, clothing, school materials and furnishings, light and fuel, miscellaneous expenses, new buildings and repairs, the value of subsistence raised by schools and issued to pupils, and pay for regular and...

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Financial Decisions on Returning Alaskan Students
December 3, 1904

E. A. Hitchcock provides decisions on allowing or disallowing expenses incurred in returning pupils to Alaska from the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Semi-Annual Efficiency Report of Employees, December 1904
December 9, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt compiles a report with remarks regarding employees' efficiency, conduct, behavior, dress, health, attitude towards children, and notes on any special skills. The report also lists employees' salaries and position titles. 

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Semi-Annual Efficiency Report of Employees, 1905
April 5, 1905

Richard Henry Pratt compiles a report with remarks regarding employees' efficiency, conduct, behavior, dress, health, attitude towards children, and notes on any special skills. The report also lists employees' salaries and position titles.

Format: Reports
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
Report on Individual Student Financial Accounts at Carlisle
December 30, 1906

W. S. Olive, Special U.S. Indian Agent, reports on the personal student financial accounts at the Carlisle Indian School. Olive makes a number of recommendations to prevent further fraud.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Change in Employees Under Mercer
April 7, 1907 - June 4, 1907

Correspondence regarding changes in employees at the Carlisle Indian School related to disagreements in the philosophies of William A. Mercer and Richard Henry Pratt.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaints By Mrs. E. A. Pierce Against Wallace Denny
July 12, 1910 - October 21, 1910

These materials include correspondence regarding the forced return of Seneca Clark Cook by Carlisle's disciplinarian, Wallace Denny. Cook's grandmother, Mrs. E. A. Pierce, wrote to the Indian Office complaining about the treatment of her grandson by the school, including specific complaints...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Carlisle Alumni Association Update
May 28, 1912 - June 12, 1914

These materials include correspondence regarding the Alumni Association of the Carlisle Indian School including its new constitution, a new building in Carlisle, and other news.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Documents Regarding School Financial Matters
February 16, 1914 - April 16, 1918

These materials include financial documents, legal documents, and correspondence concerning multiple financial concerns of the school, such as railroad bonds, legacy trust funds, fundraising, donations, and checks for minors. 

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaint by J. Brown Kelly
October 19 - 31, 1914

These materials contain correspondence regarding a complaint made by J. Brown Kelly, a farmer with land next to the Carlisle School, against students who were vandalizing his property.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommended Changes to School Policies and Staff
March 8, 1915 - May 11, 1915

These materials include numerous suggestions from Oscar Hiram Lipps and Dennison Wheelock regarding changes that should be made to policy and staff at the Carlisle Indian School. Lipps' suggestions focus on disciplinary measures, the end of preferential treatment for athletes, and staff changes...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Bequests to the Carlisle Indian School
April 2, 1915 - January 6, 1942

These materials include documents, correspondence, and legal documents related to a number of bequests and inheritances made to the Carlisle Indian School. The correspondence largely deals with questions of whether and how such bequests should be accepted, what they could be used for, and how...

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report of J. H. Dortch for May 1915
May 1, 1915

These materials include an inspection report of J. H. Dortch for his visit to the Carlisle Indian School. His report includes discussions of new staff, the school's physical plant and curriculum, and continued disciplinary changes being enacted under Superintendent Oscar Hiram Lipps.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence File, 1918-1966
November 29, 1918 - April 19, 1966

This material is a collection of correspondence received by the Office of Indian Affairs between 1918 and 1966, all related to the Carlisle Indian School. As the Carlisle Indian School closed in 1918, the majority of these letters are either requesting information about the school and its...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Mrs. Jerry Snyder Concerning Laura M. Doctor
April 27, 1921 - May 5, 1921

This material includes correspondence between Mrs. Jerry Snyder, nee Daisy Doctor, to the Assistant Commissioner Charles H. Buck regarding her relation to Laura M. Doctor.

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

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