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Request to Permanently Hire Dr. J. J. Bender
December 27, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that Dr. J. J. Bender's temporary employment "has proven acceptable" and requests to permanently hire him for $700 per year .

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Hire Teacher Jennie L. Woodbury
March 24, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt states that he has had trouble finding quality teachers but recently found Jennie L. Woodbury, who started on March 11 for $45 per month. Pratt strongly urges Commissioner of Affairs R. E. Trowbridge to approve this hire and wage.

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Decision to Fire School Physician Dr. J. S. Bender
September 4, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs school physician Dr. J. S. Bender that he will be fired at the end of the month unless he quits sooner. Pratt provides multiple reasons for his decision, including that almost every student sent to the school hospital dies or is sent home and that Bender did not...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Confirmation of the Dismissal of School Physician Dr. J. S. Bender
September 15, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he's firing Carlisle Indian School Physician Dr. J. S. Bender at the end of the month.

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Request for Approval of Two Forms to Complete Quarterly Accounts
November 15, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to approve his Changes in School Employees and Report of Irregular Employee forms for September 1880 so that he can complete his third quarter accounts.

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Attention Called to Multiple Administrative Forms Needing Approval
December 21, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt calls attention to his monthly changes in employees, irregular employees, and proposed changes in employees forms and requests that the Commissioner of Indian Affairs approve them.

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Pratt Asks to Make Alterations to Employee Appropriation
October 14, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt discusses the appropriation of $20,000 for employees at the Carlisle Indian School and his incorrect interpretation for applying the funds. Pratt indicates that he believed the funds only covered regular employees and not irregular employees and Indian apprentices. As a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Office of the Hire of Obadiah G. Given as Physician
November 17, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has hired Obadiah G. Given as the Carlisle Indian School physician. Pratt details how he came to the decision as well as Given's salary.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Pratt Requests Office Approval of Irregular Employees and Standing Nomination
November 15, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests the Office of Indian Affairs approve his Reports of Irregular Employees for August, September 1883 as well as his nomination of Alfred John Standing as Assistant Superintendent.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Pratt Requests Office Action on Employee Reports for July 1884
September 1, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt requests the Office of Indian Affairs take action on his nomination of employees for the 1885 fiscal year and his report of irregular employees for July 1884.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sally Hambleton Resigns as Teacher
October 29, 1886

Sally Hambleton acknowledges receipt of an appointment as a teacher at the Carlisle Indian School and informs the Office of Indian Affairs that she is resigning the position.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Notice of the Death of Obadiah G. Given
April 26, 1889

Notice of the death of Obadiah G. Given, School Physician at the Carlisle Indian School. Richard Henry Pratt forwards vouchers covering the pay due him to be paid out to his estate.

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Request of Ella and Bessie Patterson to Transfer to Albuquerque
May 8, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a request from Ella and Bessie Patterson to be transferred to the Albuquerque Indian School. Pratt provides the employment history of the Patterson's at the Carlisle Indian School and recommends there request be granted.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Pratt Responds to Azpell's Letter Concerning Pay and Dismissal
September 13, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt responds to Bertha Azpell's letter concerning her pay and dismissal and returns Azpell's letter to the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Azpell Follows Up on Request for Information Related to Dismissal and Pay
September 27, 1889

Bertha V. Azpell follows up on her request to know why she was dismissed from the Carlisle Indian School without a full month of pay.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Pratt Requests if Nominations of Employees in September 1889 Approved
October 16, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt inquires of the Office of Indian Affairs if his nominations of employees on September 4th and 30th are accepted.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Reinstate Bertie Harris to Position at Carlisle
July 31, 1890

D. L. Thomas requests Bertie Harris be reinstated to her position as a teacher at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Justifications for Not Reappointing Employees in 1892 Fiscal Year
July 11, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt provides reasons for not reappointing employees from the previous year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
B. F. Bennett Requests Meeting with Morgan to Discuss New Position
August 7, 1891

B. F. Bennett requests a meeting with Thomas J. Morgan to discuss another position following his being replaced on the school farm at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Office of No Need to Fill Position Vacated by Woolston
April 21, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that it is not necessary to fill the position vacated by Lillie Woolston's move to Arizona immediately.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Office of Upcoming Vacancy in Girls Matron Position
May 20, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Girls Matron position will be vacant as of July 31, 1892. Pratt notes that he has doubts that the Civil Service Commission can produce a suitable candidate due to the difficultly of the position.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Office of Changes in the Girls Matron Position
May 31, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Lydia Dittes has left Carlisle due to her health and in her place Pratt has promoted Lillie Ruth Shaffner.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for New Teacher in the No. 11 Room
July 21, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt requests the Office of Indian Affairs place a new teacher in the No. 11 room following the transfer of Lillie Shaffner to the position of Girl's Matron.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Resignations of McConkey and Seabrook
August 1, 1892 - January 4, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the resignations of William G. McConkey and Alice M. Seabrook.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Corrects Errors in Appointments to Carlisle Employees
August 29, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt calls to the attention of the Office of Indian Affairs errors in the confirmation of appointments of school employees.

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

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