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Proposal to Use Annuity Funds of Esther Miller to Pay for Normal School
September 21, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding Esther Miller and her annuity money. Pratt states that Miller has not heard from the Office of Indian Affairs but she would like to use her annuity money to attend a Normal School (Pratt recommends the Oswego Normal...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Office Pay Law School Tuition of William F. Campbell
November 8, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt requests the assistance of the Office of Indian Affairs in paying the law school tuition of William F. Campbell. Pratt forwards two letters from Campbell.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
William F. Campbell Provides Update on Law Studies
November 25 - December 4, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from former student William F. Campbell regarding his law studies and attempts to earn a living as a painter.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
William F. Campbell Indicates He Has Not Heard from Department
January 28, 1891 - February 2, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from former student William F. Campbell regarding the government providing an allowance for him to attend law school. Campbell notes that he has not heard from the Department and assumes that the allowance was not approved. In addition, Campbell recounts a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Question Regarding Agreement Covering Allowance of Chester Cornelius to Attend College
February 13, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter to the Office of Indian Affairs from Clement C. Gaines, President of the Eastman Business College, and a contract between Gaines and former student Chester P. Cornelius. Gaines' understanding is that the contract permits Cornelius to receive an allowance to...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Make Money Available for William F. Campbell
April 17, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt notifies the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has received a letter from former student William F. Campbell regarding the assistance promised him by Office of Indian Affairs to allow him to attend the Law School at the University of Minnesota. Pratt notes that a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Update on Recruiting Oneida Students and Other Matters
June 30, 1891 - July 3, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Office of Indian Affairs on a number of matters including the continued employment of Alfred John Standing, revisions to the Civil Service Code, and enrolling Dennison Wheelock at Dickinson College. In addition, Pratt forwards a letter of William P. Campbell...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School, 1891
September 1, 1891

Pratt's annual report of the Carlisle Indian School begins by providing statistics of the number of students from various nations during the school year. Pratt claims that the per capita cost at Carlisle is lesser than at other schools while also highlighting the cost of Carlisle as a tool for...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Julia Bent Requests Annuity Payment for College Tuition
September 25, 1892 - September 27, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a request from Julia Bent for her annuity payment in order to pay her tuition at the Cumberland Valley Normal School in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.

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
Pratt Responds to Circular Regarding Normal School in New Mexico
December 19, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs circular letter regarding students for a normal training school in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Pratt notes that Carlisle has had some limited success in producing students for normal schools and strongly advocates for placing students among...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Suggests Robertson for Teaching Vacancy
June 24, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt informs W. N. Hailmann that he does not have the funds to employ as teachers the two men named in Hailmann's previous letter. After discussing issues related to funding and employee salaries, Pratt says he wants to wait until he can talk with former student Nellie Robertson...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Recommendations for Indian Service for Three Former Students
March 10, 1896 - March 11, 1896

Richard Henry Pratt replies to a letter from W. N. Hailmann which apparently asked for recommendations for Carlisle students to fill teaching positions. Pratt recommends and discusses the qualifications of Julia Elmore, Adelia Lowe, and Henrietta Fremont. In addition, Pratt includes...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Joseph Adams Requests Office Forward Him Share of Trust
October 26, 1897

Joseph Adams requests the Office of Indian Affairs forward him his share of the trust held for the Siletz Indians in Oregon to assist him in paying to attend college. (Other documents show that he attended Dickinson College.) 

Pratt has annotated the letter saying he supports this request...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Lillie Wind Requests Proportion of Her Money from Sale of Miami
December 13, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt requests on the behalf of former student Lillie Wind (here Lilly Wind) the funds due to her as a member of the Ottawa nation from the sale of the town site of Miami. Wind has trained as a nurse, is doing well, and has previously sought to obtain these funds from the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Application of Siceni Nori for Position in the Indian Service
September 16, 1899 - October 26, 1899

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the application of Siceni Nori for a position in the Indian Service as a bookkeeper or clerk along with a letter of recommendation from the head of the Stewart Business College.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Recommendation for Siceni Nori
October 20, 1899 - October 23, 1899

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Siceni Nori and recommends him for a position as a clerk in the Indian Service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Information and Recommendation for Ernest Robitaille
June 16, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt provides background information and a recommendation for Ernest Robitaille as an Industrial Teacher and Band Instructor at the Haskell Institute.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Retain Daniel Eagle as Student
June 21, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to retain Daniel Eagle as a student even though he is 24 years old and so above the age limit. Pratt shares that Eagle wishes to forward his education and attend the local commercial college when he is qualified for it. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Recommendation for Isabel Cornelius
August 6, 1900 - August 9, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Isabel Cornelius and provides a recommendation for her to be appointed to a position at the Day School in the Oneida Agency, although he says he would greatly prefer her to stay teaching in Connecticut. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Howard Gansworth to be Sent to the Buffalo Exposition
June 15, 1901

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he plans on sending former student Howard Gansworth to the Buffalo Exposition as requested. Following the Gansworth's return, Pratt indicates that he will employ him on the irregular rolls in place of Elmer Simon.

He adds that...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards John Allen's Request for Promotion
December 16, 1901 - January 2, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from John Allen requesting assistance in obtaining a promotion from his current position as assistant disciplinarian at Chemawa. Pratt provides information on Allen's time at Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Letter Regarding Position for Dahney George
September 5, 1902 - September 6, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from G. M. Philips regarding former student Dahney George finding a position as an Assistant Teacher in the Indian Service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Discusses Failures of Civil Service and Temporary Appointments
October 10, 1903

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter approving the temporary appointments of five employees at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that these employees have long been employed at Carlisle and their temporary appointments must be mistaken. In addition, Pratt...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Responds to Request to Reenroll Murphy Tarby
October 10, 1904 - April 26, 1907

William A. Mercer responds to an inquiry to reenroll Murphy Tarby at the Carlisle Indian School in order for Tarby to attend the Dickinson Preparatory School.

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

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