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Pratt Requests to Use Treaty Funds to Return Big Hail and Theron Lears
July 1, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt requests to use the Montana Treaty Funds to pay for the return of Big Hail and Theron Lears to their homes.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Authority to Return Pupils in June 1890
July 1, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding authority to transfer pupils to their homes. Pratt notes that it was best to return the students at once and he therefore sent the students under escort. Pratt ends by writing that the amount placed to his credit just...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Travel Coupon for Philip Lavatta
July 25, 1890 - December 10, 1894

Richard Henry Pratt forwards coupon of Government Request 2224 covering transportation of Philip Lavatta from Pocatello, Idaho to Council Bluffs, Iowa en route to the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Plans and Specifications for Storehouse
August 6, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt forwards plans and specifications for the proposed storehouse at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Outlines Exhibit for World's Columbian Exposition
August 8 - September 29, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt provides an outline for an Indian Department exhibit at the World's Columbian Exposition covering the history of Native Americans. Pratt suggests highlighting the education work of the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Additional Clerks to Meet New Duties
September 19, 1890 - July 2, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt requests two additional clerks tp meet the demands recently imposed by the Office of Indian Affairs circular of June 23, 1898. Pratt notes that the administrative burden is quite high and would lead him to abandon his current financial recordkeeping of student money of which...

Format: Financial Documents, Ledgers, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Office Inquiry Regarding Report on School Statistics
November 7, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding discrepancies cited by the Office between the Carlisle annual report and the quarterly reports. Pratt details how his calculations were made and further discusses the costs of the school and the appropriation.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Objects to Inputs for the 1890 Annual Report
January 22, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt writes personally to Thomas J. Morgan to object to the method used to calcuate the costs in educating students at the various Indian Schools. Pratt notes that in the 1890 Annual Report all costs for Carlisle were represented while other schools did not have certain costs...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Reference Library for Staff
February 21, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase 33 books for a staff reference library.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Interior Secretary Disallows Carlisle Appropriation for Salaries
April 17, 1891

The Acting Secretary of the Interior disapproves using the appropriation of Carlisle Indian School to cover the expense of two clerks and one agent to obtain and record the information called for the Senate Resolution of February 13, 1891.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Asks for Ways to Bring Students from the Western Shoshone Agency
April 22, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has received requests from Dr. Carlos Montezuma and the Western Shoshone Agency Agent to enroll five students from that Agency. Pratt writes that his transportation costs for the year are minimal and asks if it possible to use...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests to Increase Music Teacher and Assistant Music Teacher Salaries
June 12, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt follows up his previous request to increase the assistant music teacher salary by also increasing the salary of the music teacher.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Estimated Cost and Specifications for Office Building
June 25, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt forwards estimated cost of labor and material required to build a two story office building at the Carlisle Indian School along with the specifications.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Submits Plans and Estimates for New Blacksmith and Wagon Shop
June 25, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to build a new blacksmith and wagon shop at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt submits specifications, estimate of supplies and labor, and blueprints.

Format: Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Forwarding Freight Bills and Correspondence Regarding Brooms from Genoa
June 26, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt transmits freight bills for brooms received from the Genoa School and letters from L. C. Slavens relative to the brooms and asks for instructions.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Acknowledgement of Receipt of Various Contracts
July 9, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt acknowledges receipt of an Office of Indian Affairs letter inclosing contracts between various individuals.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Lease of the Hocker Farm for the 1892 Fiscal Year
July 11, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt forwards articles of agreement covering the lease of the Hocker Farm and requests that it is renewed for one year beginning on July 1, 1891.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Authority to Pay for Freight Shipping
July 11, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay for freight shipment of articles manufactured at the Carlisle Indian School and shipped to various Indian Agencies. In addition, Pratt requests authority to pay for freight shipment on articles shipped by the Department for the school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Expenses for Transportation of Students
July 11, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt requests $3000 for the fiscal year in order to pay for travel and incidental expenses in the transportation of students from Carlisle to their homes and brining students to the school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funding to Visit Pupils on the Outing Program
July 11, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt requests $400 for expenses incurred during the current fiscal year in traveling to visit pupils on the outing program.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Morgan Requests Return of Lease of Hocker Farm to Renew
July 15, 1891 - July 23, 1891

Thomas J. Morgan requests the Second Comptroller of the Treasury return to the Office of Indian Affairs the lease entered into between the Executive Committee of the Hocker Farm and the Office. Morgan notes that the lease will be returned after due endorsement of the extension.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Various Supplies on the Open Market
August 10, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase needed supplies on the open market due to being out of various contract goods that are not being replaced quickly enough.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Additional Transportation Funds in Fiscal Year 1891
August 18, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the authority granted for transporting children to and from Carlisle has mostly been used in returning children and their is now a need for additional funds. As a result, he requests $3,000 for additional transportation needs.

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

Third annual report of the Carlisle Indian School 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 greater...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Costs Associated with Rebuilding Parker Farm Barn
September 5, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay half the cost of restoring the arch and rebuilding the walls of the collapsed barn on the Parker Farm.

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

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