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Comptroller Ruling on Pay of Obadiah G. Given
May 4, 1889

Sigourney Butler, Comptroller, informs R. V. Belt that the remaining pay due to Obadiah G. Given should be delayed until a legal representative is appointed to handle the estate.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Renewal of Hocker Farm Lease Starting in April 1889
May 4, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the lease for the Hocker Farm and requests that the lease be renewed for one year starting April 1, 1889 for $600.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Belt Forwards Letter Requesting Pay for Obadiah G. Given
May 9, 1889 - May 15, 1889

R. V. Belt, Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs, forwards the letter of Richard Henry Pratt regarding his request to pay Obadiah G. Given's wife as there is no longer a need for letters of administration in his estate.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Cover Letter for Consent to Hocker Farm at Reduced Rent
May 25, 1889

Cover letter informing the Office of Indian Affairs that he has enclosed consent of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees to the extension of the lease of the Hocker farm at the reduced rent of $600 per year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Build Addition to Teacher's Mess Hall
July 12, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to add an addition to the teacher's mess hall. Pratt details the work to be done and notes that most of the work can be done in house.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Follows Up on Request to Have Incorrect Voucher Returned
August 19, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt follows up on his request that the incorrect voucher for receipt rolls be returned to him.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Additional Transportation Funds
September 13, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt asks for $1500 more for transportation costs.

A note attached to the telegram lists various Indian Schools next to dollar figures with Pratt listed at the top. At the bottom a hand written note says to provide Pratt with an additional $750.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Authority to Expand Employee Accommodations
September 24, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to expand the accommodations for teachers and employees at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Desks and Seats for New School Building
October 19, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase 75 single desks as well as 35 rear seats for a total cost of $348.75 to furnish the new school building.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Outline for Enrolling Students from the Santee Agency
October 26, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt forwards copy of letter outlining requirements for enrollment to the Santee Agency. Pratt notes that he has funds remaining in his transportation funds to cover the costs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Update on Students Being Brought to Carlisle for 1889-1890 School Year
November 7, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he is bringing a party of ten girls from the Cheyenne Agency and a small party from Michigan. He further states that he has not year from U.S. Indian Agent Charles Hill about a party of students from Flandreau. As a result he asks for...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
System of Savings for Carlisle Indian School Students
December 16, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter which enclosed a letter from W. B. Backus, Superintendent of the Genoa School, in reference to a system of savings for students. Pratt notes that he believes he fills the place of a parent for the students at the Carlisle Indian...

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Appeal of Expense to Cover Natural History Lecturer
February 25, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt appeals the decision of the Secretary of the Interior to not cover the expense of a lecturer on Natural History. Pratt notes that the lecturer had the most extensive collection he had seen and the man was quite capable and only charged the school his expenses.

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

Format: Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Increase in Appropriation to Cover Various Buildings
February 25, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs plan to secure $100,000 for the Carlisle Indian School to have 1000 students during the upcoming school year and asks for an additional $10,000 to build a small girls dormitory. In addition, he asks for $5,000 to cover the debt incurred...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase New Furniture for Quarters, Hospital, and Farm
February 25, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase various furniture to replace old furniture in the teachers' quarters as well as hospital furniture and a new feed mill for the school farm.

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
Request to Cover Expenses Incurred due to Ill Students on Outing
April 16, 1890

Alfred John Standing requests authority to pay expenses incurred due to the illnesses of students on the outing program as well as a funeral of a student on the outing program.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Final Tally for Students From Four Montana Agencies
April 25, 1890

Alfred John Standing responds to the Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the incoming parties from Montana. Standing provides a breakdown by gender of each party from the Blackfeet, Fort Belknap, Crow, and Fort Peck Agencies. In particular he notes that the Fort Peck students come from the...

Format: 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
Standing Forwards Account for Treatment of Fred Harris
June 3, 1890

Alfred John Standing forwards account of E. H. Doan for the medical treatment of Fred Harris while Harris was on outing. Standing notes that Harris was brought back to Carlisle as soon as he was able to travel.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Six Ill Students in June 1890
June 6, 1890 - June 9, 1890

Fordyce Grinnell recommends various students be returned immediately to their homes due to pulmonary consumption and scrofula.

Alfred John Standing forwards the recommendation to the Office of Indian Affairs and asks for an additional $300 to return the students to their homes.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Informs Office of Funds to Pay Hocker Farm Available
June 18, 1890

Alfred John Standing informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has the funds on hand for the rent of the Hocker Farm through June 30, 1890.

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

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