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Request to Send Etahdleuh to New York Hospital for Eye and Throat Issues
May 7, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to pay for Etahdleuh's traveling expenses to visit a hospital in Syracuse, New York. Pratt notes that Etahdleuh is suffering from eye and throat problems.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds to Install a new Heating System in the Boys' Quarters
September 15, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests $800 from the Commissioner of Affairs to install a heating apparatus in the boys quarters. Pratt states that last winter, the male students were very cold at night and suffered from illnesses due to their current heating system, which relies on coal stoves.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Plan to Distribute Student-Manufactured Goods at the Annual Indian Fair
September 18, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he's sending samples of goods manufactured by Carlisle Indian School students, including tin ware, double harness, and repaired shoes, to the annual Indian Fair. Pratt believes it will help show Indians what students are doing...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Information on the Civilization Fund
November 16, 1880

E. Hind states that he recently visited the Carlisle Indian School and was very impressed by the work being done there. He asks for information on how the school pays its expenses and for specific details on the Civilization Fund.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Funding Issues with Building New Hospital
November 22, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt explains to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the price of lumber has increased by 25% since building the chapel. He also describes his issues in obtaining funding to install steam heating in the boys' quarters, and due to lack of funds, requests to postpone building a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Issues with Two new Students that are Former Florida Prisoners
December 3, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he's received the two new students from Bishop Huntingdon. He sent the first one home almost immediately due to poor health, but the second one was fine, and he receives quarterly payments from a patron on the student's behalf....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: 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.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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
Request to Renew Hocker Farm Lease for Fiscal Year 1887
July 15, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to renew the lease on the Hocker Farm. Pratt provides the justification for the lease by claiming that the lease goes to support the charity fund which in turn is used to rent additional farmland including the Henderson and Sanno Farms. Pratt ends by...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
George Norcross Elected to Executive Committee of Board
September 30, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Dr. George Norcross has replaced J. A. McCauley as a member of the Executive Committee on the Board of Trustees of the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry into Use of Various Appropriations to Pay for Former Students College Expenses
October 21, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt inquires about using appropriation to support former students currently enrolled at various colleges who are currently being supported by the Charity Fund at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he has many calls on his Charity Fund and is about $5,000 in debt on...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Requests Authority to Continue Paying Lease of Hocker Farm in 1890
March 3, 1890 - April 4, 1890

Alfred John Standing forwards the lease of the Hocker Farm and requests it be renewed for one year beginning April 1, 1890 at the rent of $600. A copy of the lease is included.

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Requests Attention for Renewal of Lease on Hocker Farm for 1890
May 3, 1890

Alfred John Standing invites attention to the request for renewal of lease of the Hocker Farm forwarded previously on April 4, 1890.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Provides Update on Proposal to Renew Hocker Farm Lease for Three Months
May 21, 1890

Alfred John Standing informs the Office of Indian Affairs that renewing lease of the Hocker Farm for three months from April 1, 1890 to July 1, 1890 is complicated by the absence of Richard Henry Pratt as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. Standing notes that the other...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Forwards Three Month Lease for Hocker Farm in 1890
May 28, 1890

Alfred John Standing forwards the lease of the Hocker Farm for three months beginning April 1, 1890 signed by two members of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Carlisle Indian School Charity Fund with a certificate showing why the signature of the third member is missing....

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
Request to Purchase New Gospel Hymnals
September 20, 1894

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter by providing the number of Gospel Hymns currently at the Carlisle Indian School and indicating the need to purchase new hymnals.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Office of Non-Governmental Funds to Employ Teachers
January 8, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs of his plans to employ various teachers using non-Governmental funds to comply with Civil Service regulations.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Inquiry Regarding Fanny G. Paull
January 15, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt informs W. N. Hailmann that in regards to Fanny G. Paull (here Fannie C. Paul) he plans on keeping his employee force at the same level for the remainder of the year due to his lack of remaining appropriation.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Contests Position of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs
February 4, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt contests a letter from the Office of Indian Affairs claiming that the position of the Commissioner is not according to the law nor the position of Governor. Pratt further states that he has used the charity fund throughout the history of the school in a similar manner to what...

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
Funding Explanation for Report of Irregular Employees, May and June 1897
August 9, 1897

Captain Richard H. Pratt provides the Commissioner of Indian Affairs with additional information on decisions made in regards to irregular labor mentioned in the May and June 1897 report. He informs the Commissioner that the unauthorized labor was paid for through charitable funds and not by the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Second Hand Second Hand Printing Press
July 7, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase a second hand press following the failure of school's old printing press.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Recall Proposal to Create Assistant Principal and Normal Teacher Position
October 8, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt asks to recall his letter of August 19, 1902 proposing creating a the position of Assistant Principal and Normal Teacher for Kate Bowersox. Pratt indicates that as he has not received authority he will have Bowersox continue in that role and pay her from other funds.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Contributions to Charity Fund for 1903 Fiscal Year
January 27, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs of the amount of private donations to the Carlisle Indian School during the 1903 fiscal year.

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

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