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Pratt Clarifies Details of Lease of the Parker Farm in 1881
February 19, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the arrangement between the Carlisle Indian School and Richard Parker regarding the Parker Farm. Pratt states the share of the crop to be obtained by the Government this year.

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
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, December 22, 1883
December 22, 1883

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew thanking him for his "practical interest" in the school in regards to the arrival of two calves for the school farm. Pratt also mentions the illness of over sixty students to "a thorough seige of the mumps." This letter is...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Recommendations for Improvements to the Carlisle Indian School
June 22, 1886

Clinton B. Fisk, Chairman of the Board of Indian Commissioners, provides his inspection of the Carlisle Indian School to John D. C. Atkins. In particular, Fisk suggests purchasing the Parker farm, building a large barn, and building a large new dormitory building for the boys. Fisk additionally...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
School Statistics Accompanying the Annual Report, 1886
July 31, 1886

School Statistics Accompanying the Annual Report for the 1886 Fiscal Year.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Files Related to the Parker Farm
March 21, 1887

Cover letter for papers related to the Parker farm and the purchase of mulch.

Note: A document in this file indicates the papers are filed with RG 75, Entry 91, box 393, 1887-#12555.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal to Extend Hocker Farm Lease
June 29, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt proposes extending the lease the school has with the Hocker farm at $600 per annum and encloses the agreement for the indorsement of the Office of Indian Affairs while requesting it be returned.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Information on Appointment of Mr. and Mrs. Pollinger
February 6, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt inquires when he will be informed of action on his application to appoint Mr. and Mrs. Pollinger to the positions at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Updates to Thomas J. Morgan
September 21, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Thomas J. Morgan to provide an update on various aspects of the Carlisle Indian School including the construction of the Girls Quarters, the Hospital addition, and the barn. In addition, he provides an update on the status of the number of students at Carlisle and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Seeds for the Carlisle Indian School
November 18, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase various garden seeds for the school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Ration Table Provided by Department
June 15, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the rations used at the Carlisle Indian School and a comparison between the Indian School rations and Army rations. Pratt notes the differences mainly in what the school can produce on its own as well as the need for...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request from Thomas Metoxen
July 8, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt responds to Thomas Metoxen's request to either be sent home or receive additional pay to remain at Carlisle. Pratt notes that Metoxen choose to stay as part of the band when asked and that the possibility for increased pay depending on the appropriation. However, at the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
School Statistics Accompanying the Annual Report, 1892
September 22, 1892

School Statistics accompanying the Annual Report for the 1892 Fiscal Year.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Office Letter Regarding Expenses
January 26, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Office of Indian Affairs letter concerning to the estimate of funds for the third quarter of 1893. Pratt goes through various ways he has already reduced costs and notes that if needed he will send students on outing earlier to further reduce expenses.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Authority to Rent Henderson Farm in Fiscal Year 1894
May 17, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay for the lease of the Henderson Farm with Government funds due to a depleted charity fund. Pratt notes that the Farm is necessary for additional grazing and farming purposes as well as drainage.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Henderson Tract Lease to Office of Indian Affairs in Quintuplicate
June 17, 1893 - June 23, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to the Office of Indian Affairs a copy of the lease for the Henderson tract in quintuplicate. The lease covers the outlines of the land being rented as well as its purpose for grazing and farming at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Days Worked by Louis Caswell on Farm
June 19, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Louis Caswell was employed at farming for 25 days in May 1893.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School, 1892-1893
August 31, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School for the 1892-1893 school year to the Office of Indian Affairs. Pratt's narrative discusses the enrollment statistics of the school, academic and industrial education, the outing system, the saving system, as well as...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School, 1894
August 25, 1894

Fifteenth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School for the 1893-1894 school year. Richard Henry Pratt provides an overview of the previous year focusing on both the academic and industrial training as well as the outing program. In addition, Pratt focuses on the Chicago World's Fair and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Actions Taken in Response to Tuberculosis Outbreak Among Cattle
January 6, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs of an outbreak of tuberculosis amongst the school's cattle. Pratt provides an outline of actions taken by him and various government officials to resolve the outbreak.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proceedings of a Board of Survey Regarding Disposition of Cattle
January 7, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt forwards in triplicate the proceedings of a Board of Survey concerning the disposition of cattle infected with tuberculosis.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Replenish School Farm Cow Herd
April 23, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt requests to expend the money received by the Carlisle Indian School due to the transfer of cows affected with tuberculosis to purchase new cows.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Transmits New Lease for the Hocker Farm for the 1898 Fiscal Year
August 7, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the new and old lease for the Hocker Farm and requests that it be approved. Pratt provides information on the purchase of the farm as well as the possibility that it will be sold and further notes that the lease goes into improvements with any remainder going into...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Authority to Pay Assistants on Dairy
January 15, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay two Indian assistants at the dairy as milkers during the quarter.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Fill Dairy Position with Three Students
April 28, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that William Gray, Dairyman, has been called up to join his National Guard company for duty. As a result Pratt requests to pay three Indian students to fill his position until his return.

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

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