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Request to Send Students to Wills Eye Hospital
March 17, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to send students with impaired vision to the Wills' Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for treatment.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, December 13, 1884
December 13, 1884

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding his order of a coat and shoes from the school.  Pratt also commends Agnew for taking in a blind Osage child.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tag.  ...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Dispute Over Lack of Payment for Training a Student in Harness Making
February 11, 1885 - February 18, 1885

Frank Ensminger writes the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding a civil dispute between him and Richard Henry Pratt over payment for training George Walker in harness making. Pratt claims that he was only to pay Ensminger if Walker was not a good worker and he never heard a complaint from him and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Willing to Spare Carlisle Physician for Nez Perce Removal
April 22, 1885

Pratt writes that he is willing to spare the Carlisle School physician Obadiah G. Given for the Nez Perce removal. Pratt asks that his removal be as brief as possible.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, July 24, 1885
July 24, 1885

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding an editorial Pratt authored.  Pratt also discusses staffing changes at Carlisle, and a student who he wishes Agnew to accept into his hospital.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Standing Requests Authority to Arrange Transportation for Two Students to Kansas
September 14, 1885

Alfred John Standing requests authority to arrange transportation for two students to Caldwell, Kansas.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Kent Black Bear to His Home
October 30, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt requests that Kent Black Bear be sent home due to poor health at the request of his father.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Dennison Wheelock Request to Return Home
December 19, 1885 - January 8, 1886

Dennison Wheelock requests permission from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to return to his home at the Green Bay Agency. Wheelock cites his cold room and the general ill health of many students at Carlisle. In reply, Obadiah G. Given, the school physician, claims that as a percentage there are no...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Status of Tom Torlino
January 4, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt replies to a letter from the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding Tom Torlino. Pratt notes that he has had the school physician examine Torlino and that he is doing well physically and in his trade of harness making. He notes the only irregularity is that Torlino is older than...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Office of Plan for Blind Student
January 8, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has taken actions regarding a blind student being enrolled at the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Forwards Expenses Incurred in Treatment of Festus Pelone on Outing
January 29, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt forwards travel expenses of Obadiah G. Given to treat Festus Pelone while on outing.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Authority to Return Olive Shoique and Inez Santiagito
February 12, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return Olive Shoique and Inez Santiagito to their home on account of health.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Manuel Romero Enrolled at School in Philadelphia
March 18, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt notifies the Bureau of Indian Affairs that he has placed Manuel Romero as a pupil of the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Pratt indicates that he will keep Romero on his books as an outing student who will be visited...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return De Bett Cheyenne Chief and Kise Williams
April 15, 1886 - April 18, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt recommends returning De Bett Cheyenne Chief to his home based on a letter from the U.S. Indian Agent at the Cheyenne Agency. Due to Cheyenne Chief's health Pratt recommends sending Kise Williams with him while also noting that Williams is the best harness maker the school has...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on the Hampton Institute and the Carlisle Indian School
April 28, 1886 - January 11, 1888

T. S. Childs makes a report to the Office of Indian Affairs on Carlisle Indian School and the Indian Training School at the Hampton Institute. Childs report was prompted by complaints made against the Hampton Institute related to the health and discipline of students. Childs report focuses...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return William Butcher to His Home
May 22, 1886

David Butcher requests the return of his son William Butcher from the Carlisle Indian School due to ill health.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
List of Students to be Returned to their Homes for June 1886
May 26, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt provides the Office of Indian Affairs with a list of students whose terms of enrollment are set to expire or for other reasons and requests authority to return them to their homes.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Physician Report and Treatment Plan for William Butcher
June 2, 1886

Obadiah G. Given, the school physician of the Carlisle Indian School, reports on the health and treatment of William Butcher. Given states that Butcher has a localized scrofula infection that is best treated at the school. Richard Henry Pratt further states that Butcher is still active in both...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Return of Three Students due to Poor Health
October 15, 1886

Request by Richard Henry Pratt for the return of Noah Little Eagle (here Noel Little Eagle), Laura Good Nation, and Wamy Oso due to consumption.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for the Return of Laura Good Nation
October 15, 1886

Robert Muggins requests the return of his sister, Laura Good Nation, from the Carlisle Indian School due to her poor health resulting from consumption. Muggins states that his people often die from consumption while remaining relatively well until the end. For that reason he requests her return...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Monthly Sanitary Report of Sick and Wounded, August, September, October 1886
November 8, 1886

O. G. Given, the school physician, compiles the monthly sanitary reports for August, September, and October 1886. Given also includes a short note about a case in the "Remarks and Physician's Special Report" section of the September report.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Christine Archiqutte to Her Home
November 10, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority to cover the expense to return Christine Archiquette to her home due to hemorrhages.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Monthly Sanitary Report of Sick and Wounded, November 1886
December 1886

O. G. Given, the school physician, compiles the monthly sanitary report for November 1886. Given also includes a note about the cases in the "Remarks and Physician's Special Report" section.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Vaccine be Sent for New Students
February 12, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt requests to be sent two crusts vaccine viruses in order to vaccinate new students.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Lena Black Bear and Thomas Kester
February 23, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return Thomas Kester and Lena Black Bear to their homes due to ill health. Pratt indicates that the school has carried them through the poor weather but believes that a change will be beneficial.

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

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