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Pratt's Belief that his Pay is Inadequate
December 15, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt regarding his pay. Pratt references a conversation he had with Mr. Brooks regarding his personal expenses, and Pratt argues that his pay is inadequate for the needs of his position.

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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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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Calls Attention to Nomination of Employees Not Yet Confirmed
July 15, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt calls attention to his nomination of employees for the current year sent out on June 15, 1885 which has not yet been confirmed.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Special Estimate of Funds, Fourth Quarter 1886
November 9, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt submits a "Special" Estimate of Funds form for $555.00 to purchase "Paragon" school seating at .85 cents per feet and transportation of supplies.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds, Third Quarter 1891
January 5, 1891

Estimate of funds for the third quarter of 1891 amounting to $13,466.90 for support of the school.

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds, First Quarter 1892
July 11, 1891

Estimate of funds for the first quarter of 1892 amounting to $54,367.65 for support of the school, transportation of Indian supplies, and stock cattle.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Days Worked by Louis Caswell on Farm
June 19, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Louis Caswell was employed at farming for 25 days in May 1893.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Office Ordered Pay for Leave will not Exceed Authority
August 10, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that only 11 teachers and assistants were on the payroll for July 1893 and three of them did not receive pay. As a result, three others on order of the Office does not exceed the authority.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pay Due to Two Teachers Leaving in Early 1894
January 26, 1894

Richard Henry Pratt provides information related to the leave of absence taken by Della F. Botsford and the amount of pay due her and Clara C. McAdam upon their separation.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendations in Employee Pay for Fiscal Year 1895
August 23, 1894

W. N. Hailmann, Superintendent of Indian Schools, provides recommendations on changes in employee pay at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds, Second Quarter 1895
October 9, 1894

Estimate of funds for the second quarter of 1895 amounting to $17,638.09 for support of the school.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds, Fourth Quarter 1895
April 24, 1895

Estimate of funds for the fourth quarter of 1895 amounting to $18,432.18 for support of the school.

Format: Financial Documents, 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
Supplemental Estimate of Funds, Fourth Quarter 1897
June 24, 1897

Supplemental estimate of funds for the fourth quarter of 1897 amounting to $1,875.00 for support of the school and regular employee pay.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Increased Pay for Three Clerk Positions
September 6, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt requests increases in pay for the students serving in his office, as Outing Clerk, and Library Assistant.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Increase Librarian's Salary and Add two Clerical Assistants
September 13, 1898

Major Richard H. Pratt provides the Commissioner of Indian Affairs with additional information on salaries in regards to two irregular employees. He asks for approval to increase the salary of the librarian and to employ two additional clerical assistants. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Wife of Assistant Farmer as a Housekeeper During Summer
August 6, 1903

Edgar A. Allen requests authority to pay the wife of Oliver Harlan, Assistant Farmer, for her services as a housekeeper during the summer months while students live on the school farm.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Makes Recommendations for Salaries in the Carlisle Office
September 19, 1905 - September 20, 1905

William A. Mercer forwards a letter from S. J. Nori requesting an increase in salary. Mercer notes that the office positions have not been adjusted and the changes are needed to provide equity.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Exception in Order to Make Payments in Cash
February 8, 1906

William A. Mercer responds to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding Circular "Accounts" dated February 6, 1906 in regard to cash payments for various items. Mercer requests an exception for the monthly salaries of employees as well as payments for less than five dollars.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds and Regular Employee Pay, First Quarter 1906
July 19, 1906

Estimate of funds for the first quarter of 1906 amounting to $68,102.90 for support of the school and for transportation of Indian supplies, $13,915.00 of which is for regular employee pay.

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Chauncey Archiquette Set to Leave for Osage Agency
August 23, 1906

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Chauncey Archiquette is set to leave for the Osage Agency. Mercer provides his qualifications to replace Archiquette at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Authority to Hire Irregular Assistant Matron
October 31, 1906

William A. Mercer requests authority to pay an irregular employee prior to the establishment of an assistant matron to help in the dining room. A note from F. M. Conser states that the position should be authorized as the dining room service at Carlisle needed improvement while he was visiting...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Farm Statistics for the 1906 Calendar Year
March 13, 1907

William A. Mercer submits the report of farm statistics for the 1906 calendar year along with a list of farm tools, stock, and buildings. Mercer also includes a map showing the school farms and other "Indian School Lands."

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Maps, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Change in Employees Under Mercer
April 7, 1907 - June 4, 1907

Correspondence regarding changes in employees at the Carlisle Indian School related to disagreements in the philosophies of William A. Mercer and Richard Henry Pratt.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Philibert Lutz Resigns as Fireman
April 29, 1907

Philibert Lutz resigns as a fireman at the Carlisle Indian School due to his salary. William A. Mercer forwards the resignation and requests that it be accepted.

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

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