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Testimonial for Elspeth L. Fisher
February 6, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt provides a testimonial for Elspeth L. Fisher, Principal Teacher, for future employment in the Indian Service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Catharine Caryl Requests Transfer to Different School as Teacher
March 15, 1893 - June 26, 1893

Catherine Caryl requests a transfer to another school as a teacher and includes a recommendation from former Carlisle Indian School principal Elspeth Fisher.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Various Individuals Take Civil Service Exam
April 10, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt requests O. H. Bakeless and others be allowed to take the Civil Service Examination in order to take positions at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he would like the gender ratio of the teachers at Carlisle be 50/50.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Office Bakeless Not Entering Indian Service
April 20, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that O. H. Bakeless and his wife have determined they do not want to enter the Indian Service. Pratt requests that he have a personal conference with the Commissioner before a principal teacher is selected and nominated.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
D. U. Betts Requests Appointment as Teacher be Changed to Carlisle
April 29, 1893

D. U. Betts requests that his appointment as a teacher in the Indian Service be changed from Pyramid Lake to Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Office David Betts Accepted Pyramid Lake Appointment
May 4, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that David U. Betts departed for Pyramid Lake due to not hearing earlier from the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Recommends Lydia L. Hunt for Matron Position
May 12, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Lydia L. Hunt and recommends her for a position as a matron.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Lydia Hunt Declines Appointment as Teacher at Wadsworth Day School
May 25, 1893

Lydia L. Hunt informs Frank C. Armstrong that she is declining her appointment as a teacher in the Wadsworth Day School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Comments on Appointment of Henry M. Hudelson
June 5, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the appointment of Henry M. Hudelson is acceptable. He further requests that the appointments of Philip L. Drum and T. L. Deavor be enacted as well.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Office Informed of Lydia Hunt's Interest in Oregon Superintendent Position
June 12, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Lydia L. Hunt would be interested in the Oregon Superintendent position if Mollie V. Gaither declines.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Office that Lydia Hunt will Report to Commissioner
June 13, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Lydia L. Hunt will report to the Commissioner the following day.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Follows Up on Appointment of Henry M. Hudelson
June 20, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he is willing to accept the appointment of Henry M. Hudelson but that he is also fine with Philip Drum or T. L. Deavor.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Minnie M. Birch Requests Transfer as a Teacher to Cherokee or Hampton
June 26, 1893

Minnie M. Birch requests a transfer to either Cherokee, North Carolina or the Hampton Institute as a teacher.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Belle Metcalf Inquires if Position is in the Classified Service
July 1, 1893

Belle Metcalf inquires if the dining room matron position at the Carlisle Indian School is in the classified service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Civil Service Commission Withholding Action Until Rules Complied With at Carlisle
July 7, 1893

Charles Lyman, President of the U.S. Civil Service Commission, informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Commission has withheld action on Indian Service Requests related to seven vacancies of teacher at the Carlisle Indian School. Lyman states that no action will be taken until the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on Classified Employees on Probation for July 1893
July 15, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt follows up his descriptive statement and proposed changes in school employees with a report on classified employees on probation for 1893.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Teaching Position be Abolished and Replaced with Assistant
December 4, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt requests that the position of teacher previously held by Henry M. Hudelson be abolished and an assistant teacher position which does not fall under the Civil Service Commission be created.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Clara McAdam Requests Transfer to Another Indian School
January 6, 1894

Clara C. McAdam requests a transfer to another Indian School as a teacher due to her health. Richard Henry Pratt forwards the request along with his request that it be looked upon favorably.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Della Botsford Requests Transfer to Another Indian School
January 6, 1894

Della F. Botsford requests a transfer to a different Indian School as a teacher due to her health.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Probationary Report on T. Marcellus Marshall as a Teacher
January 6, 1894

Richard Henry Pratt forwards and seconds the statement of O. H. Bakeless regarding the performance of T. Marcellus Marshall as his probationary period comes to a close.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Withdraws Approval of Botsford's Transfer
February 13, 1894

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he is withdrawing his approval and recommendation of the transfer of Della F. Botsford.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Details Reasons for Sending Stailey Norcross to Navajo Agency
March 28, 1894 - April 30, 1894

Richard Henry Pratt encloses correspondence regarding the employment of Stailey Norcross as a tailor at the Navajo Agency.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Filling Positions at the Fort Peck and Crow Agencies
April 19, 1894

Richard Henry Pratt provides a list of students who would be capable of filling various positions at the Fort Peck or Crow Agencies. Pratt further states that taking pupils from Carlisle to fill positions limits the ability of the school to graduate students.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt's Views Towards Filling Indian Service Positions
April 28, 1894

Richard Henry Pratt further expounds on his belief that filling Indian Service positions with students in the midst of their education is harmful in regard to the position at the Lemhi District. Pratt discusses various students at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for the Return of Martha Washington
April 30, 1894 - June 18, 1894

Henry W. Sprole requests the return of Martha Washington from the Carlisle Indian School in order to employ her at the Poplar Creek School.

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

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