Pratt, Richard Henry

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Pratt's Request to Visit Washington, D. C.
May 6, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs if he can visit him in Washington, D. C. to discuss the Carlisle Indian School.

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
Issues with Receiving Hose, Pipes, and a Carriage
May 7, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt describes the problems he's having with receiving rubber hose, hose pipes, and one hose carriage from September 1879's estimate for supplies.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Pratt's Request to Select Food for the School
May 7, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase food for students instead of using the government-issued rations. Pratt requests to spend up to 17.5¢ per student per day and to be able to choose food for the students so that they can receive better nutrition.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Request to Send Etahdleuh to New York Hospital for Eye and Throat Issues
May 7, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to pay for Etahdleuh's traveling expenses to visit a hospital in Syracuse, New York. Pratt notes that Etahdleuh is suffering from eye and throat problems.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Pratt's Request for Authority to Return to Carlisle from Washington, D.C.
May 12, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return to Carlisle from Washington, D.C.

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, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Report of Irregular Employees, April 1880
May 15, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a monthly report of irregular employees for April 1880 to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Note: The report itself was missing from the microfilm reels at the National Archives.

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Request to Visit Factories with Students and Dakota Families
May 18, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $80 to transport students to the South Mountain to visit the iron works and paper mills and to have a picnic. Pratt would like to arrange this excursion when the Dakota chiefs and families are visiting.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Request to Present Industrial Samples in New York City
May 24, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to present samples of the Carlisle Indian School's manufactured goods at the letting of contracts in New York.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Request to Send Photographs to a Half-Indian, Half-Black Young Man
May 25, 1880 - July 28, 1880

George W. Hendry informs Richard Henry Pratt that he knows a 21 year old man, who's half Indian and half Black, who is "dignified" and can speak English. He asks Pratt to send him pictures of Indian students and schools. Pratt forwards Hendry's letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Intention to Discharge Charles Lackett due to Misbehavior
June 2, 1880 - June 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt encloses a letter from B. F. Berridge about Indians wanting to go to Washington, D.C. to visit Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge. In his cover letter, Pratt informs the Commissioner that he intends to discharge Charles Lackett due to his pension for "mischief...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Plan for Hampton Institute Students to Go North for the Summer
June 2, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt sends a telegram to Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge regarding 25 Hampton Institute students going north for the summer.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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School Physician's Belief that 8 Students Should be Sent Home due to Poor Health
June 2, 1880

J. S. Bender informs Richard Henry Pratt that he believes six to eight students should be returned to their homes because they have "incurable" conditions and will likely "die young." Pratt encloses and endorses Bender's requests to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. In his cover letter, Pratt...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Special Estimate of Funds, Second Quarter 1880
June 3, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt submits a "Special" Estimate of Funds form for the second quarter of 1880 amounting to $1,100.80 for areas covering traveling expenses, supplies, contingencies, and clothing.

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Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Recruit 25 Cheyenne and Arapaho Students
June 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that the Cheyenne & Arapaho Agent John D. Miles would like to send 25 students from his agency to the Carlisle Indian School. Miles added that he'd like several chiefs, including Northern Cheyenne Chief Little Chief...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Return of Medical Property, First Quarter 1880
June 11, 1880

Richard H. Pratt transmits to Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge his Return of Medical Property form for the first quarter of 1880.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Request to Purchase Materials to Manufacture Clothing
June 14, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge's authority to spend $250 to purchase and manufacture clothing for the current quarter.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Request to Purchase Tents for Summer Camp
June 14, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to purchase 20 standard tents and 2 hospital tents. Pratt wants the tents because he intends to form two detachments of boys and one detachment of girls and send them to camp in the mountains near the school for a period of three weeks each.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Agreements to Rent 18 Acres of Land for School Farm
June 15, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards two separate agreements to rent two plots of land amounting to 18 acres near the Carlisle Indian School for agricultural purposes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge for his approval.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Contracts to Rent 18 Acres of Land for the School Farm
June 15, 1880 - July 16, 1880

Acting Secretary of the Interior A. Bell encloses to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs agreements allowing Richard Henry Pratt to rent 10 acres of land from Annie and Laura Alexander and allowing Pratt to rent 8 acres of land from Benjamin Sanno. The land, which will be rented for a full...

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
List of Sioux Nation Students to be Returned
June 15, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt provides a list of students to be returned home at the request of Sioux Chiefs to the Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Plan for Outing System in Massachusetts
June 15, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that he would like students to have outings on farms located in Berkshire and Hampshire counties in Massachusetts. According to Pratt's plan, the Bureau of Indian Affairs would pay for the students' transit while...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Assistant Matron Zonie McKenzie's Claim
June 17, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he hired Zonie McKenzie to serve as an interpreter and assistant matron when he brought Sioux students to the Carlisle Indian School in 1879. Pratt notes that he paid her a monthly salary of $10 and covered her expenses and requests...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds, Third Quarter 1880
June 18, 1880 - August 4, 1880

Estimate of funds for the third quarter of 1880 amounting to $8,805 for areas covering subsistence, employee pay, clothing, supplies, and contingencies. Two explanatory cover letters are attached.

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Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
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Request to Allow a Party to Stay at School until Chiefs Arrive
June 19, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests returning party should remain at the Carlisle Indian School until the Sioux chiefs arrive. Pratt notes this will prolong their railroad tickets until the June 23rd.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Request for Commissioner to Reconsider Declining the Purchase of Tents
June 20, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. J. Brooks regarding Brooks' decision to not allow Pratt to purchase tents or take his students to camp in the mountains over the summer. Pratt tells Brooks that he had already discussed the plan with Commissioner R. E....

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

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