Page one included an address to the students from Capt. Daniel Childers, written by E. B. Childers, in which he described his own childhood and assured the students of the great opportunities they have as a result of attending Carlisle. Students were also reminded that chewing and smoking tobacco had to stop if they wanted to live like whites.…
Richard Henry Pratt asks Samuel J. Kirkwood, Secretary of the Interior, through Hiram Price, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for more oversight from the Department of the Interior or the Commissioner in overseeing the Carlisle Indian School.
Susan Longstreth writes to the Hiram Price, the Commissoner of Indian Affairs, in support of transfering six Quapaw Nation students from the Emlen Institute to the Carlisle Indian School.
The Secretary of the Board of Trustees for the Emlen Institute Israel H. Johnson, writes in support of transferring the six Quapaw Nation students from the Emlen Institute to the Carlisle Indian School.
Seminole Chiefs from the Wewoka Indian Territory inquire from Hiram Price about the possibility of sending ten girls and ten boys to be educated at the Carlisle Indian School.
B. C. Hobbs requests an introductory letter to visit the Carlisle Indian School in order to provide specific points during Congressional testimony in support of funding for Industrial Schools and other work.
D. B. Dye, U.S. Indian Agent at the Quapaw Indian Agency, notes that he will comply with an order from the Department of Indian Affairs to meet children in order to accompany them to Carlisle on their travels in Kansas City.
U.S. Indian Agent, Benjamin M. Thomas inquires of the Indian Affairs Office when a Juan de Jesus Paucha can be sent to Carlisle as his enrollment was promised during a visit of Pueblo to Washington D.C. Richard Henry Pratt notes that it is possible for Paucha to come on his own since the Navajo delegation he was suppose to come with is no…
Alice C. Fletcher requests permission to enroll six Omaha students at the Carlisle Indian School. Fletcher recounts she had been fundraising to secure funds for their education and had nearly succeeded.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to visit Washington D.C. to discuss farming at the Carlisle Indian School.
A note from Hiram Price recommends that Pratt's request be approved by the Secretary of the Interior.
Obadiah G. Given, Carlisle Indian School Physician, acknowledges Hiram Price's letter and informs him that he has forwarded it to Richard Henry Pratt.
These materials include a cover letter and Descriptive Statements of Pupils regarding 27 children transferred to the Lincoln Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from the Carlisle Indian School. Those children, from a variety of Nations, had previously been sent to Carlisle.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards the proceedings of a Board of Survey convened on February 29, 1884 to dispose of worn out and otherwise unserviceable property and drop them from his property returns.
Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding the ownership of the property upon which the Carlisle Indian School is located. Pratt notes that the Department of the Interior has made significant improvements to the property and should have the title as approved under a bill signed by the President in 1882.
Correspondence regarding a request of Richard Henry Pratt to have funds for building a new dining room to be sent to him.
Richard Henry Pratt requests permission from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for approval to have 200 boys and the Carlisle Indian School band to participate in the inaugural ceremonies. Pratt notes that Secretary of the Interior Henry Morgan Teller believed the idea to be a good one and it would be without expense to the Government.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he needs to go to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New York. Asks if the Commissioner can visit the following week.
R. V. Beet, Acting Commissioner of the Office of Indian Affairs, requests the return of the lease of farm in Carlisle, Pennsylvania between James A. McCauley, Robert Henderson, Richard Henry Pratt and Hiram Price for a one year continuance from the Comptroller of the Treasury.