Pratt, Richard Henry

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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.

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
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

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
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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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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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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
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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
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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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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...

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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
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Intention to Discharge Charles Tackett
June 2, 1880 - June 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt encloses a copy of a letter from B. F. Beveridge to Charles Tackett about how to ensure that the Indian chiefs while visiting Washington D.C. stay at the Washington House (Beveridge's establishment). In his cover letter, Pratt informs the Commissioner that he intends to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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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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