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Sanitary Inspection, April 1880
April 11, 1880

George Kellogg of the Medical Division of the Bureau of Indian Affairs provides a sanitary report on the buildings, appliances, and children at the Carlisle Indian School. He recommends replacing some old brick drains with terra cotta pipes. He finds the buildings to be of a satisfactory...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt's Request to Select Food for the School
May 7, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase food for students instead of using the government-issued rations. Pratt requests to spend up to 17.5¢ per student per day and to be able to choose food for the students so that they can receive better nutrition.

Note: This item was copied...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on the Health of Rosebud Sioux Students
July 29, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt provides a report on the health of several Rosebud Sioux students. He informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that Thigh's son is suffering from tapeworm, and Pratt will send him home if he's still sick when Reverend Robinson, a missionary from Rosebud who's...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request Funds for Contingent Expenses, First Quarter 1880
August 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay for the school's contingent expenses in the current quarter, which he estimates to be $1,280.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Beef and Flour
August 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $2,125 on beef and flour for students.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs,...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Food for Student Health, 1880-1881 Fiscal Year
August 14, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase fruits, butter, eggs, milk, and berries for students' health during the 1881 fiscal year.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Special Food Supplies for Sick Students
August 27, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $90 on the purchase of butter, milk, eggs, and fruit for sick students and the "general health of the school."

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds, Fourth Quarter 1880
September 18, 1880

Estimate of Funds for the fourth quarter of 1880 amounting to $1,880 for beef and flour, $1,000 for clothing and material to manufacture clothing, and $700 for fuel, stamps, water, and other contingencies.

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Rent 110 Acre Farm from Mr. Parker
November 18, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt states that last year both the Secretary of the Interior and Commissioner of Indian Affairs agreed that he should rent a farm adjoining the Carlisle Indian School to teach male students how to farm "general crops" and female students how to care for dairy cows. Unfortunately...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Extend Cooking Range and to Purchase Two Copper Boilers
November 22, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to purchase a four foot extension to the school's cooking range and two copper boilers totaling $126. He explains that the current range is too small to accommodate the recent increase in students.

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Special Food Supplies for Sick Students
November 22, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $90 on butter, eggs, milk, and other food that the school physician believes is necessary for the students in poor health.

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Beef and Flour, First Quarter 1881
December 4, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $645 on flour and $1,686 on beef for the first quarter of 1881.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Increase in Cow Herd and Reduction in Rations
April 11, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt requests a reduction in various rations in order to purchase additional cows for providing a greater milk supply to students. Pratt cites a visit from Dr. Cornelius Rea Agnew and his recommendation that for a healthy student body students be allowed to drink as much milk as...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Change Order of Hose along with Coffee and Tea
April 9, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has on hand a larger number of boy's sizes of hose than he can use. As a result he requests he be provided with 20 dozen of boy's size 8 and 140 dozen of men's size 9, 10, and 11. In addition, he requests his estimate for coffee be...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Authority to Purchase Food and Supplies
November 26, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase various food supplies along with scarlet braid and cord. Pratt encloses form used to advertise the contracts.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report of James A. Cooper of the Carlisle Indian School
March 5, 1890

James A. Cooper provides his report to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding his inspection of the Carlisle Indian School. Cooper covers the buildings, the number of pupils, the staff, clothing and diet of students, and discipline. Cooper also covers the industrial and traditional educations at...

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report of Charles H. Thompson
March 2, 1892

Charles H. Thompson forwards an inspection report of the Carlisle Indian School on March 2, 1892. Thompson's report examines a wide range of topics related to the School including the buildings, health of students, food, student's social lives, industrial training, outings, and academic training...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Ration Table Provided by Department
June 15, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the rations used at the Carlisle Indian School and a comparison between the Indian School rations and Army rations. Pratt notes the differences mainly in what the school can produce on its own as well as the need for...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Office Letter Regarding Expenses
January 26, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Office of Indian Affairs letter concerning to the estimate of funds for the third quarter of 1893. Pratt goes through various ways he has already reduced costs and notes that if needed he will send students on outing earlier to further reduce expenses.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Addresses Present Rations at the Carlisle Indian School
November 19, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt replies to W. N. Hailmann regarding the present ration at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt ends by noting that other schools lack decent food which would cause him to runaway from the School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Contract and Additional Documents Forwarded for Receipt of Beef, Mutton, and Bacon
April 2, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that is forwarding contract, certificates of inspection, weigher's return, and schedule of deliveries for 55,487 pounds of beef and mutton as well as 2,503 pounds of bacon from Fred H. Davis.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request to Return Emily and Gustave Hardt
June 28, 1898 - July 28, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the request of Clara Bowers for the return of her children Emily and Gustave Hardt from the Carlisle Indian School. Included in the letter is a complaint of Gustave Hardt of mistreatment during his time on outing.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Protests Change in Ration Allowance Table
July 2, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt protests the decrease in the ration allowance table recently made by the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Exemption to Change in Rations
July 16, 1898 - May 4, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt requests that the rations at the Carlisle Indian School remain the same as they were in 1898 when previously given an exemption.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Holland Quick Inspection Report of Carlisle
December 22, 1898

M. F. Holland, Supervisor of Indian Schools, provides the Office of Indian Affairs with a inspection report of the Carlisle Indian School.

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

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