Buildings and Grounds

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Capacity of the Carlisle Indian School in 1888
September 21, 1888

Alfred John Standing follows up on a conversation he had in Washington D.C. with A. B. Upshaw, Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs, that the Carlisle Indian School has a capacity for 650 students. Its current enrollment is 538 students.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Permission to Build Addition
September 28, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt asks permission to begin building an addition due to the weather being favorable.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Requesting Funds for Various Improvements
January 13, 1890 - February 19, 1890

Correspondence discussing a request from Richard Henry Pratt for an appropriation of $19,080 to construct buildings, walks, and fences at the Indian School. The buildings to be constructed are a barn on the school farm, a storehouse, and a blacksmith and wagon shop.

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Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
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Cumberland County Historical Society
Pratt Responds to Office Circular Regarding Physical Plant and Supplies
February 25, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs circular by providing answers related to the Carlisle Indian School focused on the buildings and grounds as well as providing enrollment statistics. Additionally, included are lists of supplies including furniture in various buildings, utensils, farm stock, and tools in various…

Format:
Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Give White Coating to Large and Small Boys Quarters
February 28, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Office of Indian Affairs that when the Carlisle Indian School built the large and small boys quarters in 1887 they did not white coat the sides of the building to save money. Over time, Pratt notes, the buildings have settled and the walls are dark in color making the light inadequate on dark days. As a result…

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report of James A. Cooper of the Carlisle Indian School
March 5, 1890

James A. Cooper provides his report to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding his inspection of the Carlisle Indian School. Cooper covers the buildings, the number of pupils, the staff, clothing and diet of students, and discipline. Cooper also covers the industrial and traditional educations at Carlisle and ends by comparing the students at…

Format:
Reports
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Schedule of Wages and Cost of Building Materials
June 12, 1890

Alfred John Standing forwards a report covering the wages paid for various labor as well as prices of materials to be used in building construction.

Format:
Reports
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Forwards Plans for Addition to Girls Building
July 16, 1891

Cover letter of Richard Henry Pratt detailing his transmission of plans and specifications for an addition to the girls buildings under contract with Andrew J. Wetzel.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal to Amend Girls Building Plans
August 25, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt proposes amending his previous authority to abandon the Smead Willis system for the girls quarters due to its failures in the Public Schools of Cleveland as well as other difficulties raised by their employees and engineers. In addition, Pratt asks for 12 new closet fixtures, the changing of 10 sets of old fixtures to the…

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 on outing, the harvest from the farms, and the…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report of Charles H. Thompson
March 2, 1892

Charles H. Thompson forwards an inspection report of the Carlisle Indian School on March 2, 1892. Thompson's report examines a wide range of topics related to the school including the buildings, health of students, food, student's social lives, industrial training, outings, and academic training.

Thompson also includes a number of…

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Legal and Government Documents, Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Support Needed for Fiscal Year Ending 1894
August 8, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt responds to Office of Indian Affairs letter requesting an estimate of the amount needed for support for fiscal year ending June 30, 1894. Pratt provides the enrollment statistics for the school and its capacity during the past year. In addition Pratt proposes building employee housing in order to have them on the campus at…

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Information Related to the Governments Acquisition of the Carlisle Barracks
September 3-13, 1892

Lewis A. Grant, Acting Secretary of War, responds to a letter from the Department of Interior by providing a copy of the metes and bounds of the Carlisle Barracks along with a plat and the deed by which the U.S. Government acquired the land.

Format:
Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Maps
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Authority to Pay for Electric Lights
August 23, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to install electric lighting at the Carlisle Indian School and pay an annual cost for the use of electric lights. Pratt notes that the use of coal-oil lamps has been a great anxiety due to the threat of fire and the use of electric lights would be of a great advantage in the care and safety of the school…

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Office of Installation of Electric Lights
November 15, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has gone ahead and installed electric lights using the Charity Fund and believing that there would be no objection if the annual cost was less than the previous system. Pratt indicates that there was a small increase in price which he requests to be covered by his Government…

Format:
Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence, Maps
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Authority to Dig Cess Pool
June 23, 1894

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Carlisle Indian School needs to make a change in their drainage. Pratt proposes to dig a cess pool and purchase terra cotta pipe.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Proposed Appropriation for the 1897 Fiscal Year
July 6, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt provides his recommendations for the financial estimate for the 1897 fiscal year.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Renew Unused Authority for Supplies in Building Gym Addition
September 6, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt requests for the unused portion of an authority in the purchase of supplies for the addition to the gymnasium.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Students Invite Hailmann to Gymnasium Dedication
October 28, 1895

Levi St. Cyr, Robert Hamilton, and Elmer Simon invite W. N. Hailmann to the dedication ceremony of the new Gymnasium at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Buildings, 1896
December 26, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt provides the Report of Buildings for 1896 of the Carlisle Indian School.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Fiscal Year 1898 Financial Estimate
August 21, 1896

Richard Henry Pratt provides an estimate for the fiscal year 1898 at the request of the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Supplementary Estimate of Funds, First Quarter 1897
August 28, 1896

Richard H. Pratt submits a "Supplementary" Estimate of Funds form for the first quarter of 1897 amounting to $12,432.00 for the construction of a new laundry building, enlarging the workshops, and transporting students to and from their homes.

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Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Fiscal Year 1899 Financial Estimate
August 20, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt replies to a circular from the Office of Indian Affairs by providing his estimate for the 1899 fiscal year. Pratt requests authority to have 1,000 students at Carlisle and on outing in addition to various plans to improve the physical plant of the school.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Replies to Department Circular and Origins of Carlisle Pamphlet
October 25, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs circular answering questions about the Carlisle Indian School including the buildings and grounds and school farm. Also included is a pamphlet titled How Carlisle School Originated.

Format:
Books and Pamphlets, Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Update on the General State of Buildings at Carlisle
April 6, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs circular letter by providing the general condition of the buildings, heat, light, and drainage at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt further discusses the need for an upgraded sewer system and some other small repairs.

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