Pratt, Richard Henry

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Request for Permission for Emergency Trip to Washington
March 3, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, stating that he is in Washington on an emergency trip to look after the best interests of the school. Pratt notes that the Congressional bill about the founding of the school is currently under debate, and requests permission to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendations for Recruiter in Colorado and New Mexico
March 6, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt recommends George LeR. Brown as a recruiter for the Carlisle Indian School among the agencies in Colorado and New Mexico. Pratt suggests that the assignment is difficult, and that Brown is the only person he trusts for the job.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds for Industrial Training
March 8, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests funds to develop the industrial and mechanical training programs at the school. Specifically, Pratt hopes to establish a harness-making program and to expand the blacksmithing, wagon-making, carpentry, shoemaking, and tinsmithing departments. Pratt notes that this...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Sell Mules and Purchase Farm Horses
March 8, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to sell two old mules, transferred from the War Department, and to purchase two farm horses.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Seed Purchase Request
March 8, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to purchase seeds on the open market.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase School Supplies on Open Market
March 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to immediately purchase school supplies on the open market. Pratt notes that these supplies were not provided when requested from the Department, and that a recent increase in pupils necessitates their purchase.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Suggestion to Build Heating Boiler
March 12, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt suggests to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that constructing a boiler for heating would be more efficient and less laborious.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Additional Coal Purchase for First Quarter 1880
March 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the approved expenditure for coal for the first quarter of 1880 did not meet the school's needs. Pratt requests funds to purchase additional coal for the first quarter, and refers to a previous letter on the subject.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Additional Student Postage Allowance
March 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests additional money for postage of student letters from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Pratt states that letter-writing increases student moral and supports the school's reputation among their families and tribes.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds for Kitchen and Laundry Renovations
March 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests funds for the renovation of the mess hall, kitchen, and laundry. Pratt notes that the school's increasing student population necessitates these renovations, and describes which buildings will be added and renovated.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Special Estimate of Funds, First Quarter 1880
March 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt submits a "Special" Estimate of Funds form amounting to $3,075.25 for areas covering employee salary, clothing, water, coal, and chapel.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds, Second Quarter 1880
March 16, 1880

Estimate of funds for the second quarter of 1880 amounting to $11,350 for areas covering subsistence, employee pay, repairs, clothing, mechanical industries, supplies, and contingencies.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds for Dormitory Furniture
March 16, 1880

Based on a discussion with the Secretary of the Interior and the Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Richard Henry Pratt requests funds for the purchase of 110 sets of dormitory furniture on the open market.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Suggestion to Build an Indian School in Nebraska
March 16, 1880 - March 22, 1880

Mattie G. Reynolds writes to Richard Henry Pratt asking for a position at the Carlisle Indian School in sewing or as a sewing teacher or assistant matron. Reynolds, who formerly worked with the Pawnees in a variety of roles, additionally describes a large building that was formerly used as a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transmission of Revised Statutes to Pratt
March 18, 1880

Assistant Secretary of the Interior A. Bell sends a copy of the Revised Statutes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and asks the Commissioner to forward it to Richard Henry Pratt at the Carlisle Indian School.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Death of Henry Jones
March 19, 1880

Dr. J. S. Bender notifies Richard Henry Pratt of the death of Henry Jones, a member of the Iowa Nation, due to advanced endocarditis. Dr. Bender notes that a post-mortem examination was performed alongside local physician Dr. J. R. Bixler. Pratt forwards this notice to the Commissioner of Indian...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Hire Teacher Jennie L. Woodbury
March 24, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt states that he has had trouble finding quality teachers but recently found Jennie L. Woodbury, who started on March 11 for $45 per month. Pratt strongly urges Commissioner of Affairs R. E. Trowbridge to approve this hire and wage.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for a Sanitary Inspection
March 26, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to send Dr. Kellogg to inspect the sanitary conditions at the Carlisle Indian School and to inspect and consult with him on the precautions that they should be taking.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Claim for $2.35 from February Irregular Employees Report
March 29, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding a disallowed sum of $2.35 from his February irregular employees report. Pratt explains the error and transmits a new and corrected report.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Copy of Descriptive Statement of Pupils from the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency, 1880
April 1, 1880 - June 21, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt provides a copy of the Description of Party brought to the Carlisle Indian School by A. J. Standing on April 1, 1880.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt's Ability to Personally Recruit Students in New Mexico and Colorado
April 2, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt references the detail of Lieutenant Brown and informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he can recruit students from New Mexico and Colorado in person after the Dakota Chiefs visit the Carlisle Indian School.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Attention Called to Special Estimate of Funds, First Quarter 1880
April 3, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt asks that the funds requested in his special estimate of funds for the first quarter of 1880 be sent immediately.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75,...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
A. J. Standing's Report from his Trip to Indian Territory
April 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs A. J. Standing's report on his trip to Indian Territory in March 1880. Standing left on March 2nd accompanied by Pauskie (Comanche), White Bear and Cohoe (Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency), and Tonekeuh (Kiowa and Comanche Agency)....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Cover A. J. Standing's Expenses
April 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that A. J. Standing incurred $206.80 in expenses. Pratt asks that the funds be placed on his next remittance.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Recruit 50 Navajo Students
April 8, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt argues to the Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz that his approval for the school to recruit 15 Navajo students is insufficient, and he would like to recruit 50. Pratt writes that the Presbyterian Church has had 10 years to educate the Navajo nation and has failed to make...

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

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