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Voucher Covering Travel Expenses of Visiting Agent
October 25, 1886

Submission of voucher for expenses by Richard Henry Pratt related to visit from C. M. Clark, Special Agent for the Department, who was instructed to learn the Carlisle Indian School outing system.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Nellie Londrosh Accepts Teaching Position at Winnebago Agency
December 22, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Nellie Londrosh has accepted the position of teacher at the Winnebago Agency.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Details Finances for Returning Students to Their Homes
June 4, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt details finances to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding returning students to their homes.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Garfield Yellowrobe Requests Permission to Visit His Parents
July 18, 1887

Garfield W. Yellowrobe requests from the President of the United States permission to visit his parents in Dakota Territory. Yellowrobe states that he would also like to return to Carlisle for an additional six years.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
John Logan Requests the Return of His Three Children
August 1, 1887 - August 8, 1887

John A. Logan requests the return of his three children from the Carlisle Indian School. Richard Henry Pratt forwards the letter to the Office of Indian Affairs noting that he has a large correspondence with Logan and that all of his children on outing. Pratt's discussion with the children...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Authority Sought to Pay Agents to Visit Outing Pupils
September 5, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority to pay expenses of Agents visiting pupils on farms and in families. Pratt notes that the cost will be $300 and the funds are already to his credit.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Outing Letter and Report of Eben Beads
December 31, 1887 - January 6, 1888

Outing report of Eben Beads along with a letter from Beads to Richard Henry Pratt detailing his experience working on a farm and attending a school in Darlington, Pennsylvania while on outing.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Mercer Museum Research Library
Inquiry from Comanche Chief Regarding Annual Money
February 25, 1888 - March 29, 1888

Comanche Chief at Pawnee Agency writes to his daughter asking her to have Richard Henry Pratt inquire about the annual money for the Agency. He also writes that his daughter stayed at the Carlisle Indian School to work on outing as a seamstress, while a Gertie Wild was hired as a seamstress at...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Use of Penalty Envelope for the Outing Report
April 13, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt inquires from the Office of Indian Affairs if he can furnish outing patrons with penalty envelopes for them to mail back outing reports on Carlisle Indian School students. Pratt notes that due to the increase in outing students covering the postage of these reports has become...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Authority to Spend Money Visiting Outing Students
July 9, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to spend money allowing Carlisle Indian School staff to visit outing students during the 1889 fiscal year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
August 2, 1888

Wilson Elm requests the return of his ward Margaret Thomas, a student at the Carlisle Indian School, who is on outing in Colora, Maryland. Elm states that Thomas wishes to return home due to her health.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Send William Campbell to Crow and Sioux Agencies
October 23, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt notes that with the completion of the new school building the Carlisle Indian School can accommodate 500 students on its campus. He further indicates that 189 students are currently on outing with only a few in any one district school allowing them to speak English on a more...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on the Work of Anne S. Ely, Outing Agent
January 7, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the responsibilities of Anne S. Ely, Agent for Outing Pupils at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt indicates that Ely oversees all aspects of the Outing program including corresponding with the students and patrons as...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Financial Accounts Covering Outing Medical Expenses
May 11, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt forwards accounts covering medical care for two students who are on outing in farms in Bucks County, Pennsylvania for approval by the Office of Indian Affairs. Pratt notes that Charles Carr was unable to be transported back to the school and so was cared for at his outing...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Employ Short Hand Type Writer Over 1889 Summer
July 11, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt requests to employ a short hand type writer during July, August, and part of September 1889 in order to correspond with outing students.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request Authority to Spend Money for Agents to Visit Outing Pupils
July 12, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to spend $400 a year for traveling and incidental expenses of school agents to visit students on the outing program. In addition, he requests $60 to purchase ice for the hospital, kitchen, and school use during the fiscal year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Tenth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School
September 1, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt submits his tenth Annual Report for the Carlisle Indian School on September 1, 1889 to the Office of Indian Affairs. Included are statistics related to the school followed up a report from Pratt that provides a brief history followed by the enrollment statistics for the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
System of Savings for Carlisle Indian School Students
December 16, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter which enclosed a letter from W. B. Backus, Superintendent of the Genoa School, in reference to a system of savings for students. Pratt notes that he believes he fills the place of a parent for the students at the Carlisle Indian...

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recruiting Students from the Crow and Piegan Agencies and Outing Pupils
December 30, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt details how various incoming student parties have diminished and he is therefore able to receive additional students from the Crow Agency in Montana as well as the Piegan Agency. Pratt notes that if the Crow and Piegan funds could be used to transport students then they could...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Enrollment Figures for January 1890 and Previous Quarter
January 2, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt provides the Office of Indian Affairs with the attendance figures for the Carlisle Indian School in January 1890 and for the last quarter.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Office Circular Regarding Physical Plant and Supplies
February 25, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs circular by providing answers related to the Carlisle Indian School focused on the buildings and grounds as well as providing enrollment statistics. Additionally, included are lists of supplies including furniture in various buildings,...

Format: Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Employ L. A. Bender as Additional Clerk
February 27, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt requests to employ Miss L. A. Bender as an additional clerk on the irregular rolls in order to assist with outing students.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report of James A. Cooper of the Carlisle Indian School
March 5, 1890

James A. Cooper provides his report to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding his inspection of the Carlisle Indian School. Cooper covers the buildings, the number of pupils, the staff, clothing and diet of students, and discipline. Cooper also covers the industrial and traditional educations at...

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Cover Expenses Incurred due to Ill Students on Outing
April 16, 1890

Alfred John Standing requests authority to pay expenses incurred due to the illnesses of students on the outing program as well as a funeral of a student on the outing program.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Nicholas Ruleau Requests to Return Home
May 12, 1890

Nicholas Ruleau requests permission to return home from the Office of Indian Affairs due to deaths in his family. Ruleau notes that he has been at the school for seven years and is currently on outing.

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

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