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Mary H. Whelan Requests Transfer to Matron Position
August 21, 1896

Mary H. Whelan requests a transfer from her position as an assistant nurse at the Carlisle Indian School to a field or school matron position.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Recommendation for Johnson Adams
August 27, 1896

Richard Henry Pratt provides a recommendation for Johnson Adams for a position in a carpenter shop at a small school in the Indian Service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Updates Hailmann on Teachers for the Carlisle Indian School
August 27, 1896

Richard Henry Pratt updates the Office of Indian Affairs that it was decided that Spray could remain until he takes the Civil Service Examination. Pratt also informs the Office of the need for additional teachers.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Special Civil Service Exam for Berry
August 27, 1896

Richard Henry Pratt requests a special civil service examination be held to allow Laura deRussey Berry to the position of vocal instructor at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Information on Three Former Students for Indian Service
September 1, 1896

Richard Henry Pratt provides a report on Levi St. Cyr, Calls Horse Looking, and Mark Penoi to W. N. Hailmann.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Transfer of Herbert H. Johnson to Assistant Disciplinarian Position
September 4, 1896 - September 7, 1896

Richard Henry Pratt requests the transfer of Herbert H. Johnson to the position of Assistant Disciplinarian along with Johnson's application to Pratt.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Herbert Johnson Requests Transfer to Carlisle Over Omaha
September 10, 1896

Herbert H. Johnson telegrams D. M. Browning requesting his transfer to the Carlisle Indian School rather than a transfer to Omaha.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Thomas Potter Praises Recent Actions Taken Against Pratt
October 1, 1896 - March 11, 1897

Thomas W. Potter, Superintendent of the Chemawa Indian School, praises the actions taken against Richard Henry Pratt and containing the publications from the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Update on Perry Tsamanwa Taking Position in Indian Service
October 20, 1896

Richard Henry Pratt provides an update on Perry Tsamanwa taking a position in the Indian Service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Pratt Attacking Civil Service in Red Man Article
November 16, 1896 - February 15, 1897

Correspondence regarding an article written and published by Richard Henry Pratt attacking the Civil Service Commission in the Indian School Service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
The Red Man (Vol. 14, No. 2)
January 1897 - February 5, 1897

David R. Francis forwards a copy of the Red Man Vol. XIV No. 2 to the Office of Indian Affairs. Francis highlights an article concerning the civil service in the Indian School Service.

Format: Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Office Appoint Peters as Assistant Laundress
January 5, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt requests the Office of Indian Affairs appoint Mrs. Peters as an assistant laundress if no action has already been taken.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Recommendation for Joel Tyndall
January 9, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from W. N. Hailmann regarding Joel Tyndall.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Inquiry Regarding Fanny G. Paull
January 15, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt informs W. N. Hailmann that in regards to Fanny G. Paull (here Fannie C. Paul) he plans on keeping his employee force at the same level for the remainder of the year due to his lack of remaining appropriation.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Makes Recommendation for Kickapoo Interpreter
February 9, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Lena McCoonse is too ill to travel and instead recommends Edward Pensoneau for Kickapoo interpreter.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Further Updates on Teaching Positions at Carlisle
February 16, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt updates the Office of Indian Affairs on teaching position changes at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Civil Service Commission Provides Information Related to Assistant Laundress Position
February 24, 1897

William G. Rice, Civil Service Commissioner, responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding certification of eligible employees for the assistant laundress position at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Francis Delivers Punishment for Pratt in Red Man Case
February 27, 1897

David R. Francis delivers his punishment of Richard Henry Pratt in regards to an article written by him in the Red Man against the Civil Service Commission.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Charles Meserve Writes Concerning the Punishment of Pratt
March 18, 1897

Charles Francis Meserve, President of the Shaw University, writes to Daniel M. Browning concerning the recent punishment of Richard Henry Pratt.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Provides Recommendation for Clarence White Thunder
March 25, 1897

Alfred John Standing responds to a letter from W. N. Hailmann regarding Clarence White Thunder.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Letter and Recommendation for Harvey Whiteshield
March 29, 1897 - April 5, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Harvey Whiteshield who is requesting his help in securing a position in the Indian Service. Pratt additionally provides his recommendation for Whiteshield to fill some position.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Provides Recommendations for Dion and Black Bear
March 29, 1897

Alfred John Standing provides a recommendation for Samuel Dion and Thomas Black Bear to W. N. Hailmann.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter Retained Informing Pratt Duties of Three Positions Should be Distributed
April 1, 1897

Letter retained in the Department from C. N. Bliss, Secretary of the Department of the Interior, to Richard Henry Pratt that informs him the duties of the Assistant Seamstress and Assistant Laundress positions should be distributed among other employees and incorporated as a part of the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
List of the Graduating Class of 1897
April 7, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a list of the Graduating Class of 1897 of the Carlisle Indian School to W. N. Hailmann along with his assessment of their character and efficiency.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Martha Hench Requests Transfer in the Indian Service
June 18, 1897

Martha B. Hench requests a transfer to a more independent position in the Indian Service after having been an assistant matron at the Carlisle Indian School for three years. Richard Henry Pratt forwards the letter with his approval and recommendation.

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

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