Teller, Henry Morgan

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The School News (Vol. 3, No. 10)
March 1883

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...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Parents from Sitting Bull Band at Fort Randall Unwilling to Send Children to Carlisle
August 27, 1882 - September 23, 1882

Correspondence regarding the enrollment of children from the Sitting Bull band of Sioux being held as prisoners at Fort Randall. The officer in charge of Fort Randall indicates that the parents of the eligible parents do not wish to see their children to be enrolled at Carlisle. Pratt notes that...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Objection to Appropriations Committee Statements on Extravagance at Carlisle
December 16, 1882

Copy of a letter Richard Henry Pratt sent to Congressman Frank Hiscock, Chairman Appropriations Committee in the House of Representatives regarding the Committee's hearing on the Carlisle Indian School's appropriation. Pratt disagrees with the idea that the school is being run in an extravagant...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Lease for the Humrich Farm for the 1884 Fiscal Year
February 17, 1883 - March 2, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt forwards for approval the lease agreement between the Carlisle Indian School and Samuel K. Humrich for a 225 acre farm beginning on February 17, 1883.

Henry Morgan Teller, Secretary of the Interior, approves the lease.

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry About Participating in Inaugural Ceremonies
January 28, 1885

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...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt's Views Towards Filling Teaching Positions with Graduates
September 13, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt provides his views on having graduates from the Carlisle Indian School and other Industrial Training Schools fill agency instructor positions. Pratt notes that he does not believe this a good system due to the lack of training among Indian Apprentices in their trades which...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Audit of the Financial Transactions of Richard Henry Pratt
August 23, 1904

This audit and report, which concerns the finances of the Carlisle Indian School as administered by Richard Henry Pratt, was prepred immediately following his retirement as superintendent of the school. The report focuses on the use of non-governmental funds - charitable donations to the school...

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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