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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 to Expand Additional Industrial Shops
September 23, 1896

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the construction of the Carpenter, Shoe, and Tin Shops are underway and requests authority to purchase material for the addition of more Industrial Shops.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase 524 Pairs of Shoes
November 18, 1896

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase 524 pairs of boys and men's shoes due to the ongoing construction work at the Carlisle Indian School.

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
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
Pratt Requests Authority to Pay Students and Purchase Supplies
August 25, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay students for various tasks as well as purchasing supplies.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Dysert Suggests Use of McKay Sewing Machine in Shoe Department
September 13, 1897

Daniel Dysert suggests to W. N. Hailmann that the Carlisle Indian School use the McKay Sewing Machine to increase efficiency in the shoe department.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sample of Harness Leather
February 21, 1898

W. J. McConnell, Indian Inspector, encloses sample of harness leather that he describes as worthless and encourages the Secretary of the Interior to come to Carlisle for the commencement in order to meet with Richard Henry Pratt.

Format: Artifacts and Objects, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Quote to Build New Cases for Omaha Exposition
February 22, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt provides an estimate for new cases for an exhibit at the Omaha Exposition.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Protests Change in Ration Allowance Table
July 2, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt protests the decrease in the ration allowance table recently made by the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Authority to Purchase 3 Type Writers
August 26, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase three No. 3 Smith Premier type-writers for students looking for clerical positions.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report and Recommendations on the Carlisle Indian School and Outing System
September 24, 1898

A. O. Wright, Supervisor of Indian Schools, provides a report on the Carlisle Indian School focusing on the Outing School. Wright provides details of the school as he found it as well as provides recommendations for improvement.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
List of Supplies Needed for Harness and Shoe Shops
October 18, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt forwards list of supplies needed for the shoe shop and harness shop at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Manufacture of Harness and Spring Wagons at Carlisle
November 18, 1898 - November 21, 1898

Thomas Ryan, Assistant Secretary of the Interior, forwards a letter of Richard Henry Pratt regarding the manufacture of spring wagons and harness at the Carlisle Indian School to the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Plans and Specifications for Expansion to School Building
April 12, 1899

Richard Henry Pratt provides his recommendations for expanding the school building at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt provides blueprints along with the specifications for the expansion.

Format: Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Changes in Various Salaries in 1899
September 18, 1899

Richard Henry Pratt requests changes in the salaries of the Band Manager, Assistant Printer, and to add two students as Assistant Printers.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Retain Anna H. Stewart as Sloyd Along with Other Changes
November 20, 1899

Richard Henry Pratt requests to be allowed to keep Anna H. Stewart on temporarily as the sloyd teacher along with other changes to employees.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Resignation of G. M. Shelby
June 7, 1900

G. M. Shelby informs Representative George W. Faris that he has resigned his position at the Carlisle Indian School due to false accusations made against him. Faris forwarded the letter to the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests an Additional $200 for Paying Students Over Summer in 1900
June 11, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt requests an additional $200 to pay students over the summer for work at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Employ Extra Teacher in Creation of Domestic Science Department
July 5, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt requests to add a Domestic Science Department at the Carlisle Indian School and requests authority to employ Harriet Eck as an extra teacher.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Joseph Scholder on Irregular Rolls
August 7, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay Joseph Scholder as an apprenticed blacksmith on the irregular rolls.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Carriagemaker Rather than Wagonmaker
September 11, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that in his request for employees he requested a wagonmaker when he really needs a carriagemaker.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Additional Sloyd Equipment
September 13, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase additional equipment for the sloyd department on account of the transfer of a number of smaller students from the Lincoln Institute.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Six All Day Workers at the School Farms
April 4, 1901

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay six individuals to work the entire day at the school farms of the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt also requests to purchase 200 pairs of shoes on the open market for students.

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

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