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Desire to Permanently Hire George LeRoy Brown as Disciplinarian
February 23, 1880 - March 2, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs A. O. Hyde that his son-in-law Lieutenant George LeRoy Brown has been using leave of absence from his post in Dakota to serve as the disciplinarian for the male students at the Carlisle Indian School but will have to return soon. As Pratt thinks this would be a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendations for Recruiter in Colorado and New Mexico
March 6, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt recommends George LeR. Brown as a recruiter for the Carlisle Indian School among the agencies in Colorado and New Mexico. Pratt suggests that the assignment is difficult, and that Brown is the only person he trusts for the job.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Declination of Request to Allow Officer to Recruit Students
March 24, 1880 - March 29, 1880

Secretary of War Alexander Ramsey informs Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz that he is declining the Commissioner of Indian Affairs' request to allow Lieutenant George LeRoy Brown to recruit Indian students from Nations in Colorado and New Mexico and transport them to the Carlisle Indian...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt's Request to Visit Washington, D. C.
May 6, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs if he can visit him in Washington, D. C. to discuss the Carlisle Indian School.

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 Present Industrial Samples in New York City
May 24, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to present samples of the Carlisle Indian School's manufactured goods at the letting of contracts in New York.

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
Need for Spotted Tail to Pay for Transportation to Return his Children to Carlisle
August 11, 1880

Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz informs Assistant Secretary of the Interior A. Bell that, if Spotted Tail wants to return his children to the Carlisle Indian School, he has to do it at his own expense. Schurz continues on to write about matters unrelated to Carlisle.

Note: This item...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Requests to Hire Help for Pratt's Office and Clerk
September 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he needs assistance in his office and requests that Alice M. Robertson of the Tallahassee Mission School be transferred to the Carlisle Indian School to help Pratt and his clerk.

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Process of Securing Southwestern Indian Students for the Carlisle Indian School
October 20, 1880

Sheldon Jackson informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he's glad that the Carlisle Indian School accepted 10 more Pueblos, one Pima, and one student from the Mescalero Agency. Because the school cannot secure 50 Utes this season, Jackson asks if he can take 6 from the Mescalero Agency,...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Issues with Transporting Goods to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency
October 22, 1880

Superintendent of Warehouse Frank D. Karr informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the Acting Superintendent of Carlisle Indian School requested him to arrange the transportation of the school's goods to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency in Indian Territory via a transportation contractor...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sheldon Jackson Provides Update on Recruitment of Students
December 24, 1880

Sheldon Jackson encloses the plan for the Pueblo Industrial Indian Boarding School in Albuquerque, New Mexico to the Office of Indian Affairs. Jackson also states that he is having difficulty recruiting students for the Carlisle Indian School and the Hampton Normal and Agriculture School.

Format: Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendation of John D. Miles for Inspector of Schools
May 9, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt recommends John D. Miles for the position of Inspector of Schools in the Indian Service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Office of the Hire of Obadiah G. Given as Physician
November 17, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has hired Obadiah G. Given as the Carlisle Indian School physician. Pratt details how he came to the decision as well as Given's salary.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Navajo Agent Discusses Difficulties Involved in Oversight
August 27, 1883 - September 8, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt forwards letter from D. M. Riordan, U.S. Indian Agent for the Navajo Agency, discussing the hardships involved in overseeing the Agency. Pratt also discusses various matters at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Given Acknowledges Letter from Hiram Price
October 17, 1883

Obadiah G. Given, Carlisle Indian School Physician, acknowledges Hiram Price's letter and informs him that he has forwarded it to Richard Henry Pratt.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Authority Sought for Cora Eyre to Work at Navajo Agency
November 28, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests the Office of Indian Affairs authority to send Cora Eyre to the Navajo Agency to work as a laundress at the Agency school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Funds to Send Students to Indian Service Positions be Refunded
December 8, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests that funds expended from the Carlisle Indian School appropriation to send three students to take positions in the Indian Service at the Navajo Agency be refunded from another fund.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Allow Amos Lone Hill to Purchase Wagon at Discount
June 26, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt requests to allow Amos Lone Hill to purchase a spring wagon he made himself at the Carlisle Indian School at a discount along with a commendation from the Office of Indian Affairs as an incentive.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Recommends Southern Ute Agency be Made Into a Boarding School
September 3, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt recommends that the school at the Southern Ute Agency be made into a boarding school rather than a day school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Office that He Filled Last Remaining Teaching Vacancy
July 27, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt informs A. B. Upshaw that he has already filled the last remaining teaching vacancy at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
List of Names for Appointment to the Omaha and Winnebago Industrial School
August 4, 1886 - August 5, 1886

Charles H. Potter, the U.S. Indian Agent for the Omaha and Winnebago Agency, forwards a list of names for appointment to the Industrial Boarding School at the Winnebago Agency.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Nellie Londrosh Accepts Teaching Position at Winnebago Agency
December 22, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Nellie Londrosh has accepted the position of teacher at the Winnebago Agency.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Fort Stevenson School Requests Carlisle Student to Fill Seamstress Position
November 14, 1887

George W. Scott, Superintendent of the Fort Stevenson School, requests a Carlisle Indian School student to fill the position of assistant seamstress at the School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Letter and Recommends Isaac N. Cundall
March 23, 1889 - May 31, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Isaac N. Cundall and recommends him for a position in the Indian Service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Changes in School Employees, May 1889
May 8, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt submits a report that lists a new employee (Carrie E. Morse). This report includes personal information about those being hired. In a cover letter, Pratt explains the process in which Morse was appointed as a teacher at the Carlisle Indian School and her transfer to the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Asks if Government Wants Patterson for Service
June 10, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Presbyterian Board desires to have Miss Patterson. Pratt notes that Patterson prefers to work in the Government service but will accept the offer if not wanted by the Government.

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

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