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Update on the Health of Students During the First Half of the 1891-1892 Year
January 2, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt provides an update on the health of students for the first half of the year to the Office of Indian Affairs. He notes that there has only been one death during the school year and there have been very few serious illnesses. Pratt notes this is likely due to the improved...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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
Request to Convene Board of Survey in January 1894
January 23, 1894

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to convene a Board of Survey to dispose of various property which has become worn out, broken, and unserviceable while in use at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Forwards Recommendation of Board of Survey for Disposal of Supplies
January 29, 1894 - January 31, 1894

Richard Henry Pratt forwards recommendations of a Board of Survey concerning disposal of various supplies for sale, repair, or destruction.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Mortality of Shoshone Agency Students
November 2, 1894 - January 24, 1895

Correspondence regarding statements made by Rev. John Roberts, missionary at the Shoshone Agency, regarding mortality of students from that reservation. Also included is a list of all students from the Agency sent to various schools including the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Flannery Requests Assistance from Browning
September 16, 1896

James D. Flannery requests the assistance of Daniel M. Browning due to his health and lack of finances in dealing with Richard Henry Pratt.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Convene Board of Survey in February 1897
February 24, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs of various property which requires the actions of Board of Survey due to having become worn out, broken, or otherwise unfit for service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Resignations of Kendall Paul and Cora Wheeler
September 13, 1899 - September 29, 1899

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the resignations of Kenall Paul (here S. Kendall Paul) and Cora B. Wheeler (both former students) from the school's staff.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Updates Jones on Snyder, Ewbank, and Eastman
January 1, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt informs William A. Jones that Elmer Snyder has resigned his position as tailor. Pratt details the difficulties in finding a tailor suited for the Carlisle Indian School as well as updating Jones on the cases of Rosa Ewbank and Dr. Charles Eastman.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Reports on Varioloid Outbreak at School
January 19, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs of a report from the school physician regarding the smallpox vaccine sent to the school. In addition, he notes a minor outbreak causing him to use the farm house as a hospital and purchasing different vaccine points from a local druggist...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Fred Hare for Care of Smallpox Patients
February 20, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay Fred Hare for caring for three smallpox patients at the school farm house.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Voucher Covering Treatment of Sherman Seneca
January 22, 1901

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay the voucher for the treatment of Sherman Seneca at the Methodist Episcopal Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Responds to Request to Return Noel Hodgkiss and Ida Sawyer
August 25, 1902 - January 18, 1906

William A. Mercer responds to the request of Oscar Hodgkiss for the return of his two children, Noel Hodgkiss and Ida May Sawyer, due to their health from the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on Health at the Carlisle Indian School
July 1903 - August 3, 1903

S. L. Diven provides a report in compliance with Office of Indian Affairs circular #99. Diven details his connection with the Carlisle Indian School and the most common ailments he has had to treat including consumption and other respiratory diseases. Diven also makes recommendations on the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Need for New Hospital at Carlisle
October 1, 1904 - December 20, 1904

William A. Mercer forwards two letters along with his own thoughts on the need for a new hospital at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Provides Justification for New Hospital Building
February 17, 1905

William A. Mercer provides details on the need for a new hospital building to the Office of Indian Affairs.

A separate note indicates that Francis E. Leupp has notified Senator Stuart.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Construction Inspection Report of John Charles for March 1905
March 11, 1905 - January 2, 1909

These materials include correspondence and a report regarding construction, buildings, and grounds at the Carlisle Indian School, performed in 1905 by John Charles. Medical Supervisor Dr. Joseph A. Murphy requested the report in 1908, and returned it to the Bureau office in 1909.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Build Pavilions for Treatment of Consumptive Patients
March 11, 1905

William A. Mercer forwards a letter from Carlisle School physician F. Shoemaker requesting authority to erect two pavilions for the treatment of consumptive patients. Mercer also attaches an estimate of supplies and their costs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Hitchcock Provides Clarity on Appropriation for New Hospital
March 31, 1905

E. A. Hitchcock, Secretary of the Interior, replies to an inquiry regarding the use of the appropriation for an addition to the hospital at the Carlisle Indian School. Hitchcock states that the appropriation can be used to construct a new hospital building.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
New Hospital Building at Carlisle
April 15, 1905 - May 10, 1905

Correspondence and memorandums regarding the building of a new hospital building at the Carlisle Indian School based on the Haskell Institute Hospital.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimates and Plans for New Hospital Building
May 9-12, 1905

William A. Mercer forwards estimates and proposals for the construction of a new hospital building at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Difficulties in Using Student Labor to Build New Hospital Building
July 6, 1905

William A. Mercer responds to a letter from C. F. Larrabee regarding the Comptroller's decision on the use of funds to build a new hospital building. Mercer lays out the difficulties in using student labor and provides further details to the Office.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Acknowledges Letter on Use of Student Labor in Hospital Construction
July 14, 1905

William A. Mercer acknowledges a letter from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the use of student labor in the construction of the new hospital building.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Supplies for Proposed New Hospital Building
August 2, 1905

William A. Mercer provides the Office of Indian Affairs with an estimate of supplies and materials for the proposed new hospital building as well as cost of labor.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Porches on Multiple Levels of New Hospital
June 18, 1906 - June 21, 1906

Carlisle Indian School physician Ferdinand Shoemaker requests that the new hospital being planned include verandas on both levels and on as many sides as possible. William A. Mercer furthers Shoemaker's request and asks that at least two sides include porches.

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

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