Pratt, Richard Henry

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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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
Request for Authority to Cover $4,850 of Expenses
April 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt acknowledges receipt of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs' statement of funds that covers some of the Carlisle Indian School's expenses during the first and second quarter of fiscal year 1879-1880. Pratt requests authority to use funds for five other expenses amounting to $4...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Cover Indispensable Expenses, First Quarter 1880
April 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge's approval for purchases made during the first quarter of 1880 amounting to $1,163.59. The purchases were not covered on the quarter's estimate of funds but were "indispensable" to the Carlisle Indian School, so Pratt...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Voucher Covering A. J. Standing's Expenses
April 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt transmits a copy of a voucher that covers all the items of expense from A. J. Standing's trip that Pratt paid for.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sanitary Inspection, April 1880
April 11, 1880

George Kellogg of the Medical Division of the Bureau of Indian Affairs provides a sanitary report on the buildings, appliances, and children at the Carlisle Indian School. He recommends replacing some old brick drains with terra cotta pipes. He finds the buildings to be of a satisfactory...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Plan for Reverend Sheldon Jackson to Recruit Southwestern Students
April 12, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt approves the Commissioner of Indian Affairs' suggestion that General Agent for the Presbyterian Board of Missions Sheldon Jackson should recruit and send students from Colorado and New Mexico to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt states that Jackson recently visited Carlisle...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Hire Instructor to Start Student Band
April 17, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that when the late and former Commissioner, E. A. Hayt, visited the school several months ago, he recommended that Pratt hire an instructor and start a student band at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt has finally found...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Chairs and Desks
April 17, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase 300 dining room stools, 72 desks, 30 rear seats, and 5 teacher's desks amounting to $545

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Materials to Build a Carriage
April 23, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $65 on materials for his blacksmith and wagonmaker to make a carriage to travel to the town of Carlisle and the surrounding countryside.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Request for Friends of the School to Visit when Chiefs Do
April 24, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt asks Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge to set the date when chiefs visit the Carlisle Indian School so that "friends of the school" can visit at the same time.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Cash and Property Accounts, March 1880
May 1880

Richard Henry Pratt lists the cash and property accounts for the quarter ending March 31, 1880 and forwards them to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

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

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