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Industrial Department Output for 1900-1901
April 27, 1901

Richard Henry Pratt provides statistics related to the industrial departments including the sewing room, tailor shop, shoe shop, tin shop, harness shop, blacksmith and carriage shop, printing office, and the laundry over the previous 12 months.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
C. F. Zinn Writes Regarding Application for Tinsmith Position
May 7, 1901

C. F. Zinn of Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania writes the Office of Indian Affairs regarding his application as an instructor in the tinning department of the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Wallace Jemison Requests Return of Lucy Jamison
August 5, 1901

Wallace Jemison requests the return of his niece Lucy Jamison (here Lucy Jemison) from the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Quotes on Industrial Products Produced at Carlisle for the Indian Service
September 4, 1901

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs by providing quotes and photographs of the different styles of vehicles and harness produced at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Photographs
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Beitzel Informs Office of Price of Buckboards Delivered to New York Warehouse
September 11, 1901

W. B. Beitzel informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Carlisle Indian School has delivered five buckboards to the Indian Warehouse in New York at $57 each. Beitzel includes the photograph of the buckboard.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Quote to Furnish Wagon for Riverside School
October 5, 1901

Richard Henry Pratt provides a quote on a three-seat covered wagon, neck, yoke and pole, and all equipment for the Riverside Boarding School. Pratt also includes a photograph for a Concord spring wagon.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Photographs
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Criticism of Cochran Regarding Durability of Wagons
October 24, 1901

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the criticism regarding wagons manufactured at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt states that Cochran is known to misuse wagons causing them to breakdown quickly and requests that he ship the broken wagon back so it can...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Change Position Held by Anna Bennett
December 16, 1901

Richard Henry Pratt requests that the position held by Anna F. Bennett be changed from Assistant Cook to Housekeeper. Pratt provides the justification for the request due to the increase in duties in cooking for students working on the farm.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Office to Obtain Information Related to Wagon Order
December 28, 1901

Richard Henry Pratt requests that the Office of Indian Affairs obtain information related to R. A. Cochran's, Superintendent of the Rice Station, order of a wagon from the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Response to Request to Increase Salary of Jeannette Senseney
February 4, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding a request by Senator Thomas Bard for an increase in the salary of Jeannette Senseney.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Allen Responds to Office Letter Regarding Temporary Positions
April 2, 1902

Edgar A. Allen, responds to an Office of Indian Affairs regarding temporary positions at the Carlisle Indian School during Richard Henry Pratt's absence.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Allen Answers Office Questions Focusing on Outings and Transportation Costs
April 23, 1902

Edgar A. Allen responds to an Office of Indian Affairs circular by answering various questions. In particular he focuses on the industrial training of the school, the outing system, and provides details on the transportation costs incurred in bringing students to Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Discusses Exam for Domestic Science Teacher
May 20, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Minnie Ferree has received blanks from the Civil Service Commission to take an examination as a matron. Pratt notes Ferree currently holds the Domestic Science Teacher position which is not representative of the duties of a matron....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for A. H. Murtoff to take Noncompetitive Exam for Industrial Instructor Position
July 23, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt requests A. H. Murtoff be allowed to take a noncompetitive examination for the position of instructor of blacksmithing and wagon-making at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Minnie L. Ferree to be Assigned as Domestic Science Teacher
November 6, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt requests that Minnie L. Ferree be assigned as a matron elsewhere in the Indian Service and then immediately transferred back to Carlisle as a domestic science teacher.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Criticizes Native Industry and Arts Programs in Indian Schools
January 15, 1903

Richard Henry Pratt informs Estelle Reel that the Carlisle Indian School does not have any native industries and arts programs at the school. He further goes on to strongly criticize the effort.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Allen Responds to Student Complaints Against Disciplinarian
March 5, 1903

Edgar A. Allen responds to the complaints of John Susep and J. Frederick Nicholar against disciplinarian W. G. Thompson.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests to Change Title of Industrial Training Instructors
April 4, 1903

Richard Henry Pratt requests to change the industrial training staff positions to Instructor in Carpentry, Instructor in Blacksmithing, etc. from Carpenter and Blacksmith. Pratt notes that this change might produce a different applicant from the Civil Service Commission.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Details Failure of Civil Service to Appoint Competent Assistant Seamstress
May 7, 1903

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Olga Koerner who was appointed to the position of assistant seamstress is unable to fulfill the duties required from the position. Pratt details the work required of the position including supervising students to produce over 2200...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests New Art Teacher to Replace Forster
June 4, 1903

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Elizabeth E. Forster is terminating her service and requests that a new art teacher be provided.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Students Labor Over Summer of 1903
July 2, 1903

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay students for their work at the Carlisle Indian School over the summer vacation period rather than have them go on outing.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Allen Discusses Quality of Wagons Produced by Carlisle
December 16, 1903

Edgar A. Allen responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the production of wagon making at the Carlisle Indian School. Allen notes that the department has made significant progress and he welcomes a departmental expert to give his judgement on the quality.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Support for Yuma School's Plan to Purchase Farm
December 31, 1903 - January 19, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt provides his endorsement of a plan by John S. Spear, Superintendent of the Yuma School, to purchase a farm next to the school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Maps
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Farm Production for 1903
March 12, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt provides a report detailing agriculture production at the Carlisle Indian School during 1903.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Build Double Cottage for Employees
April 4, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase materials and employ specialized labor to erect a double cottage for employees along with the School's labor. Pratt asks that his request be approved immediately in order to complete the building before the end of the fiscal year. Pratt also...

Format: Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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