Buildings and Grounds

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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 condition, particularly commending the hospital - though…

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Request for Paint Supplies to Paint Exterior Walls and Porches
August 6, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that many of the buildings are in desperate need of new paint, especially the exterior walls and porches. Pratt asks that his previous request for painting supplies for the campus buildings' roofs be increased for the campus buildings' walls.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request Funds for Contingent Expenses, First Quarter 1880
August 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay for the school's contingent expenses in the current quarter, which he estimates to be $1,280.

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…

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Request for Funds to Recruit Students from the Sisseton, Green Bay, and La Pointe Agencies
October 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests funds to recruit students from the Sisseton, Green Bay, and La Pointe agencies and to install steam heating in the buildings at the 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, Entry 79, "Letters…

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Submission of Plans to Build Hospital at the Carlisle School
January 11, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt submits plans and specifications for building a new Hospital on the grounds of the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he has received multiple estimates for the cost of the building as well as supplies and believes that the use of Indian Apprentices will greatly reduce labor costs. He states that the old Hospital…

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Monthly School Report for October 1882
October 31, 1882

Richard H. Pratt submits this Monthly School Report for October 1882.

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Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, May 15, 1883
May 15, 1883

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew about the ucoming meeting of the Board of Trustees on the 23rd of May.  Pratt’s letter is written on a copy of the “Deed of Trust” for a parcel of land in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania that became part of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School property.  This letter is…

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Letters/Correspondence
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Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Proposal for New Housing for Disciplinarian
August 18, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt provides a copy of blueprints for building a small house for the disciplinarian of the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that the house will allow room for additional pupils.

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Proposal to Formally Transfer Title of School Property to Interior Department
March 5, 1884 - March 28, 1884

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.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Specifications for Proposed Dining Room to Built
September 5, 1884

Specifications for the proposed Dining Room to be built at the Carlisle Indian School by Richard Henry Pratt.

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Proposed Eminent Domain for South Penn Railroad
September 19, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt writes the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding a proposed plan of the South Pennsylvania Railroad to use eminent domain through the State to build a railroad through the grounds of the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that this would greatly diminish the capability of the school to properly educate students.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Inquiry Regarding Charity Funds
August 17, 1885 - August 18, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an inquiry by A. B. Upshaw, Acting Commissioner, regarding the charity fund by referring to previous annual reports as well as furnishing a copy of the deed of trust for the Hocker farm.

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Letters/Correspondence
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Report on the Hampton Institute and the Carlisle Indian School
April 28, 1886 - January 11, 1888

T. S. Childs makes a report to the Office of Indian Affairs on Carlisle Indian School and the Indian Training School at the Hampton Institute. Childs report was prompted by complaints made against the Hampton Institute related to the health and discipline of students. Childs report focuses mostly on Hampton while examining Carlisle in order to…

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Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, May 17, 1886
May 17, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew saying that he received Congressional funding for the purchase of a farm adjacent to the school, as well as for the construction of a chapel, stable, and two new school wings.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People…

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Letters/Correspondence
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Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, June 1, 1886
June 1, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding plans for new and renovated buildings at Carlisle.  Pratt states that he does not intend to take on more students, but rather to create a more individualized training environment.  He compares Carlisle's Congressional funding to Congressional funding for other…

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Letters/Correspondence
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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 adds that with these improvements further…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Response to Secretary of the Interior Regarding Fort Marion Students
October 14, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from Secretary of the Interior Lucius Q. C. Lamar regarding sending children and young adults at Fort Marion, St. Augustine, Florida to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt provides details on the number of students that can be accommodated at Carlisle through temporary shelters and through sending students…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Placeholder Indicating Files are Located Elsewhere
1887

Placeholder indicating the papers are filed with RG 75, Entry 91, box 393, 1887-#12555.

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Miscellaneous
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Storm Damage to the Carlisle Indian School and Cost of Rebuilding
July 18, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs of damage to the Carlisle Indian School caused by a cyclone with large hail. Pratt lists the damage including 300 broken windows and half of the small boys quarter's roof being torn off. He notes that with the exception of the small boys quarters all of the buildings can be repaired with…

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Letters/Correspondence
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Detailed Report on Storm Damage at the Carlisle Indian School
July 21, 1887

Detailed report on the damage caused by a small cyclone and hail to the buildings of the Carlisle Indian School. Richard Henry Pratt notes that most of the buildings were damaged but can be repaired with labor and materials on hand. He notes that the small boys building would need additional work but since it is planned to demolished and…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Education Circulars Referencing Teaching English
August 22, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt requests from the Office of Indian Affairs that all circulars referencing teaching English in Indian Schools be sent to him due to articles in the Christian Union and the The Advance.

Pratt also writes that the bids on the building surprised him and that Office should be pleased.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request for a New School Building
February 15, 1888 - February 16, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt requests that Congress provide an appropriation for building a new school building through the Office of Indian Affairs. Pratt notes that the school can accommodate 600 students except for its school rooms which are overcrowded at 440 students. He provides the history of the current building and the reasons for his request…

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Cover Letter Forwarding Plans and Specs for New School Building
June 9, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt forwards copy of plan and specifications for the proposed school building. Pratt requests that he be allowed to advertise for bids to construct the building.

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Letters/Correspondence
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Pratt Requests Upshaw Allow for Advertising of New School Building
June 9, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt informs General A. B. Upshaw that he has sent plans and specifications for the new school building to the Office of Indian Affairs. Pratt requests that he be given permission to advertise immediately in order to overcome the delay in passing the Indian Bill.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Proposals for New Construction of a New School Building
July 5, 1888 - July 21, 1888

A. B. Upshaw, Acting Commissioner of the Office of Indian Affairs, forwards a copy of the proposal of Andrew Wetzel as well as Samuel Wetzel for the construction of a new building at the Carlisle Indian School. The Acting Secretary of the Interior H. L. Muldrew approves the contract if there are no objections.

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Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
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