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Request to Hire Local Baker for 1901 Fiscal Year
June 19, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt requests to have a baker included on the list of positions for the upcoming fiscal year. Pratt mentions that he has found a candidate in Carlisle and requests authority to hire him.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Continue Current Arrangement with S. L. Diven in 1901 Fiscal Year
July 6, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt requests that Dr. S. L. Diven be continued for the 1901 fiscal year at $800.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Details Willingness to Part with School Fire Engine
August 5, 1901

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the fire engine at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt details that he is not willing to depart with the school's fire engine unless it is replaced with one as equally good.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Details Privilege's Given Religious Denominations at Carlisle
November 7, 1901

Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the privilege's that have been granted the Catholic Church at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt further details the history of interactions between the School and the various religious denominations in Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Petition to War Department Related to Dam
January 23, 1902 - May 12, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the petition of J. A. Hildebrandt to the War Department related to a dam erected on leased land for the purpose of creating a skating pond.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Carlisle Residents Petition Regarding Skating Pond Dam
January 28, 1902 - February 4, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a petition signed by various local Carlisle residents regarding a dam that was erected to create a skating pond on leased land which has been alleged to cause flooding by the Letort Spring. Pratt offers counter claims to the accusations and requests the Office of...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Create Two Laborer Positions
April 9, 1902

Edgar A. Allen requests that the positions of Assistant Seamstress and Assistant Laundress be discontinued and that two Laborer positions be created. Allen notes that these positions can be filled locally rather than through the Civil Service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Abolish Fireman Position and Create Additional Laborer Position
November 6, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt requests to abolish the position of fireman following the resignation of Joseph N. Jordan. Pratt states that due to the low salary the position should be filled by a local resident and therefore requests the position be replaced with a laborer position at $420 per year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Lists Employees Who Provide Own Accommodations
April 23, 1903

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that with the appointment of Olga Koerner that no provision for quarters or board are expected to be provided. Pratt also includes a list of employees who provide wither own quarters and accommodations.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Office Regarding Replacing Koerner as Assistant Seamstress
May 28, 1903

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the transfer of Olga Koerner to the Leech Lake School. Pratt notes that he has no recommendation for a replacement on the Civil Service lists and asks that a special exam be given for a local seamstress who is capable...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Cynthia Webster Requests Pratt's Assistance in Securing Position
April 11, 1904 - May 23, 1904

Cynthia Webster requests Richard Henry Pratt's assistance in securing a new teaching position in the Indian Service. Pratt forwards the letter along with his recommendation.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Office Informed that Etta White Prefers Transfer to the Colville School
April 20, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Etta White prefers the transfer to the Colville School due to the higher salary. Pratt requests that Beckie Goodyear be promoted to fill White's place and that he be allowed to fill the position with a local Carlisle resident.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Employ Local Horticulturist to Work on the School Grounds
October 29, 1904

J. R. Wise requests authority to employ a horticulturist for no more than 60 days beginning on October 24, 1904.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay for Workers to Lay Water Pipe
December 2, 1904

William A. Mercer requests authority to pay for three men to lay water pipe on Carlisle Indian School grounds to complete the contract with the Carlisle Gas and Water Company.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Responds to Appointment of Assistant Carpenter
August 12, 1905

William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the assistant carpenter position recently authorized. Mercer notes that he has no recommendations but would like to keep the Albert D. Reed who is temporary employed as a carpenter and lives in the borough of Carlisle....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaint Against Harry W. Leaman
November 13, 1905 - November 21, 1905

Correspondence regarding a complaint made by George H. Bender against Harry W. Leaman, an employee of the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Hamilton Library Association Able to Copy Maps and Surveys
June 29, 1906

Robert Shaw Oliver, Assistant Secretary of War, informs the Interior Department that there is no objection to the Hamilton Library Association copying maps and surveys of the Carlisle Indian School grounds.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Bill for Funeral Services of Clarissa Winnie
March 8, 1907

William A. Mercer requests authority to pay for the services and articles furnished by the undertaker related to the burial of Clarissa Winnie (here Clarissa Winne).

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Bill for Treatment of Clarissa Winnie
March 9, 1907

William A. Mercer requests voucher to pay for the services of local Carlisle doctors in the treatment of Clarissa Winnie.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Visit of Carlisle Citizens with Commissioner Leupp
January 6, 1908

These materials include a telegram from a group of Carlisle citizens requesting an audience with Commissioner of Indian Affairs Francis Leupp, regarding a request to postpone the appointment of a new superintendent for the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Praise for Carlisle by J. F. Murray
June 6, 1913

These materials include a typed and hand-written copy of a letter from J. F. Murray, praising the Carlisle Indian School. Murray discusses numerous topics, including Carlisle's assimilationist mission, appropriations and finances, discipline, local reactions to the school, and the school's...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Fees Paid to Carlisle Police
April 6 - 16, 1914

These materials contain correspondence regarding fees owed to the Carlisle Police Department for the return of Carlisle students found in town without permission. The policy of paying these fees for student returns was to end after this payment.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaint Regarding Commercial Competition for Carriage Painting
December 1, 1914 - January 2, 1915

These materials include a complaint from local Carlisle businessman John H. Lau against Charles H. Carns, the painter at the Carlisle Indian School. Lau, of the local carriage-maker E. A. Lau and Sons, claimed that Carns was inappropriately undercutting his carriage-painting costs. After...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report of J. H. Dortch for May 1915
May 1, 1915

These materials include an inspection report of J. H. Dortch for his visit to the Carlisle Indian School. His report includes discussions of new staff, the school's physical plant and curriculum, and continued disciplinary changes being enacted under Superintendent Oscar Hiram Lipps.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Article Regarding Student Discipline and Town Interactions
May 3-12, 1915

These materials include a newspaper clipping, an internal circular order, and correspondence regarding an article in the Carlisle Herald regarding the discipline of male and female students of the Carlisle Indian School, who reportedly visited the east end of the town for parties with...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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