Pratt, Richard Henry

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Notification that Pratt is Going to New York
November 20, 1879

Richard H. Pratt notifies Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that he's going to New York on Friday and Saturday to make purchases.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Buy a Horse
November 27, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase a horse and asks Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt when he's going to send him the spring wagon that he promised.

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Request to Use New Lumber for Siding Frame Buildings
November 27, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that he has found a method of siding frame buildings with lumber designed exclusively for that purpose and asks him if he can use this new lumber to build the chapel and assembly room.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Variety of Updates on the Carlisle Indian School
December 1, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt provides Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt with a variety of updates about the Carlisle Indian School: everyone is in good health, he will send Hayt a uniform sample in a few days, his corps of assistants is almost complete, he's found a clerk, he'd like to keep a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Visit Washington, D. C. to Discuss the School
December 4, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt requests to visit Washington, D.C. to discuss the Carlisle Indian School with the Department of the Interior. A note on the bottom notes that Pratt has telegraphed to cancel the request to visit.

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Employment of a Doctor
December 9, 1879

Richard H. Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that Dr. J. J. Bender would be willing to be the Indian School's doctor for $600 per year. However, Dr. Bender is the leading physician in the town of Carlisle and has many patients. Pratt suggests that it could be better for the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for the Rest of the $4,000 Needed
December 10, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt regarding a request for $4,000 from November 4th. Pratt states that Hayt only sent him $1,031. Pratt then asks for the rest of the requested funds, particularly the $2,100 needed for rations.

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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.

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Request to Photograph Students and Buildings to Send to Parents and Agencies
December 12, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to spend $100 to take photographs of the buildings and students, both individually and in groups, to send to Indian agencies and the students' parents.

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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.

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Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Cost of Manufacturing Uniforms
December 13, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt informs Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. J. Brooks that the cost of manufacturing uniform suits ranges from $5.50 to $8.00, with the addition of corporal and sergeant striping increasing the cost to over $8.00.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Request for the Cost of Transporting Students to Carlisle
December 13, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt asks how much it costs to transport students from Yankton, Dakota to Carlisle and from Wichita to Carlisle for his records.

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Pratt's Belief that his Pay is Inadequate
December 15, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt regarding his pay. Pratt references a conversation he had with Mr. Brooks regarding his personal expenses, and Pratt argues that his pay is inadequate for the needs of his position.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Pratt Won't Screen Students' Letters Home
December 19, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, responding to a forwarded letter from Major Pollock of the Rosebud Agency. Pratt argues against screening students' letters home, suggesting that it would harm the government's relationship with their parents and chiefs....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Completion of the School Chapel
December 24, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that the construction of the chapel and assembly room is completed and will be where the school holds its Christmas celebration. Pratt accepts the building as a gift from the Department of the Interior and invites Hayt to join...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Permanently Hire Dr. J. J. Bender
December 27, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that Dr. J. J. Bender's temporary employment "has proven acceptable" and requests to permanently hire him for $700 per year .

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Urgent Requests for Funds for Chapel
December 30, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes two letters to officials at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, inquiring why needed funds for the construction of the chapel have not been provided. In the first letter, to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, Pratt notes that he has borrowed money to fill the...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Employment Application for Olive Roberts as Teacher
January 4, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs a letter from Olive Roberts, requesting employment as a teacher at the Carlisle Indian School. Roberts states that they previously ran the Crow Creek boarding school in Dakota. Pratt requests more information about Roberts, and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Telegram Requesting Trip to Washington Regarding Farm
January 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt telegrams the Commissioner of Indian Affairs asking for permission to come to Washington that day to discuss school matters, including a farm and industrial training.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Full Report on Pratt's Trip to Recruit Students from Sisseton, Green Bay, and Lapointe Agencies
January 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt provides a report on his trip to Wisconsin and Dakota to recruit new students. Pratt notes that he first went to the Green Bay Agency and secured five students, but the enthusiasm among the parents was so strong that he could' have easily recruited twenty-five. Second, he...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sending Former Ft. Marion Prisoners Home
January 12, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt suggesting the return home of the former Ft. Marion prisoners, who had gone to Hampton and then Carlisle following their release. Pratt notes that they have been very helpful both at Carlisle and in general in generating good...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Travel to Appear at House Committee on Indian Affairs
January 23, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests an order to travel to Washington from Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt. Pratt notes that he was requested to appear before the House Committee on Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Copy of First School Newspaper and Report of School Progress
January 25, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt a copy of the first issue of Eadle Keatah Toh, the first newspaper published at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that more donations will soon fund the purchase of a better printing press, and discusses...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Monthly School Report for January 1880
January 31, 1880

Two duplicate copies of the monthly school report for January 1880, submitted by the Carlisle Indian Training School to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The report includes a list of employees, a count of students by Nation/Tribe, descriptions of the educational program, and Superintendent Richard...

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds Settling Debts for Fourth Quarter 1879
February 10, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests an immediate transfer of funds to cover debts from the fourth quarter of 1879.

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

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