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Request for Blank Letter Paper in the Future
September 17, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt acknowledges receipt of two packages of letter paper with "United States Indian Service" printed on the top of each page. Pratt requests that, in the future, he receive blank letter paper, so he can use the Carlisle Indian School's print shop to print a unique heading.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for President to Subscribe to Indian Helper
November 22, 1886

George S. Holloway of the Henry Mission Band of the Princeton Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia writes to President Grover Cleveland asking him to subscribe to the Indian Helper published at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Add Printing Assistant to Estimate of Irregular Service for April 1887
March 22, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt requests to add one assistant in the Printing Office in his estimate for Irregular Service for April 1887.

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
Report Responding to Questions on the Carlisle Indian School
December 1891

Richard Henry Pratt provides a report responding to questions from the Office of Indian Affairs on the needs of the Carlisle Indian School. Included are discussions on the need for more land, additional educational needs, and industrial training including the limitations of the industrial...

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report of Charles H. Thompson
March 2, 1892

Charles H. Thompson forwards an inspection report of the Carlisle Indian School on March 2, 1892. Thompson's report examines a wide range of topics related to the School including the buildings, health of students, food, student's social lives, industrial training, outings, and academic training...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Authority to Purchase New Printing Press
January 6, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase a No. 3 "Eclipse" Press for the printing office. Pratt notes that previously all of the equipment for the office was purchased by the charity fund of the school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Ballots for Col. Balch will be Delayed
January 17, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt informs Office of Indian Affairs that Colonel George T. Balch requesting the forms for notifying him of the results of the ballot along with the ballots. As a result this will delay sending out the ballots but that they should all arrive on time.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School, 1892-1893
August 31, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School for the 1892-1893 school year to the Office of Indian Affairs. Pratt's narrative discusses the enrollment statistics of the school, academic and industrial education, the outing system, the saving system, as well as...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
The Indian Helper (Vol. 10, No. 11)
December 7, 1894

The Indian Helper (Vol. 10, No. 11) newspaper with a note that Mrs. Spray and her adopted Cherokee daughter have arrived at the Carlisle Indian School highlighted.

Format: Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Distribution of Indian Helper at the Atlanta Exposition
October 21, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the Office of Indian Affairs in regards to providing 1000 copies of the Indian Helper for distribution at the Atlanta Exposition.

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
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
Pratt Provides Information on William Butcher
November 30, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs inquiry regarding former student William Butcher, including his experience in the printing department.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Resignations of Kendall Paul and Cora Wheeler
September 13, 1899 - September 29, 1899

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the resignations of Kenall Paul (here S. Kendall Paul) and Cora B. Wheeler (both former students) from the school's staff.

Format: 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
Printing Department Able to Produce Leaflets for Paris Exposition
May 1, 1900

Alfred John Standing informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Carlisle Indian School printing department can supply the informational leaflets for the Paris Exposition in English but not French due to a lack of accent letters.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Draft of Bureau Leaflet for Paris Exposition
May 17, 1900

Alfred John Standing sends the draft language and draft copy of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Paris Exposition pamphlet printed by the Carlisle Indian Schools.

Format: Books and Pamphlets, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Corrected Copy of Paris Exposition Leaflet
May 28, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt returns corrected copy of the Paris Exposition leaflet and requests if it satisfactory in order to begin printing.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Second Hand Second Hand Printing Press
July 7, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase a second hand press following the failure of school's old printing press.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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
Mercer Provides Authorization for use of Irregular Carpenter Services
July 11, 1904 - November 7, 1904

William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the use of irregular carpenter services. Mercer provides the Office with the original request along with the authority granting the request.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Paul Segui Requests Position in the Indian Service
September 8, 1904 - September 15, 1904

Former student Paul Segui requests a position in the Indian Service from W. A. Jones. William A. Mercer provides additional information to the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Responds to Office Letter Regarding Printing Vacancy
December 15, 1904

William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs regarding the vacancy in the Superintendent of Printing position. Mercer notes that he is willing to increase the salary if the Office is only able to secure an appointment through the higher salary.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Abolish Superintendent of Printing Position
January 20, 1905

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that with the Printing Department being run as efficiently as ever without a Superintendent of Printing that the position should be abolished.

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

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