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Request for Funds for Food and Travel
October 8, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs requesting $2000 for food at the Carlisle Indian School and to cover expenses for a recruitment trip in the West. Pratt notes that he is leaving for Winfield, Kansas soon.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Fund Transfer for Supplies Purchases
November 5, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt requests approved funds be transferred to his credit, so that supplies can be purchased.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Cost and Blueprints for Chapel and Assembly Room
November 15-17, 1879

Samuel Wetzel, Superintendent of Building and Repairs, prepares a blueprint and estimate of cost, amounting to $1,165.94, for the chapel and assembly room. Richard H. Pratt forwards both documents to Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt and includes an explanatory cover letter.

Format: Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Authority to Cover $4,850 of Expenses
April 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt acknowledges receipt of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs' statement of funds that covers some of the Carlisle Indian School's expenses during the first and second quarter of fiscal year 1879-1880. Pratt requests authority to use funds for five other expenses amounting to $4...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Cover Indispensable Expenses, First Quarter 1880
April 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge's approval for purchases made during the first quarter of 1880 amounting to $1,163.59. The purchases were not covered on the quarter's estimate of funds but were "indispensable" to the Carlisle Indian School, so Pratt...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Chairs and Desks
April 17, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase 300 dining room stools, 72 desks, 30 rear seats, and 5 teacher's desks amounting to $545

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Materials to Build a Carriage
April 23, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $65 on materials for his blacksmith and wagonmaker to make a carriage to travel to the town of Carlisle and the surrounding countryside.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt's Request to Select Food for the School
May 7, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase food for students instead of using the government-issued rations. Pratt requests to spend up to 17.5¢ per student per day and to be able to choose food for the students so that they can receive better nutrition.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Visit Factories with Students and Dakota Families
May 18, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $80 to transport students to the South Mountain to visit the iron works and paper mills and to have a picnic. Pratt would like to arrange this excursion when the Dakota chiefs and families are visiting.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Assistant Matron Zonie McKenzie's Claim
June 17, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he hired Zonie McKenzie to serve as an interpreter and assistant matron when he brought Sioux students to the Carlisle Indian School in 1879. Pratt notes that he paid her a monthly salary of $10 and covered her expenses and requests...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Delay in Approval for a new General Heating System
July 16, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge regarding a delay in approval for his request for a $6,000 general heating system at the Carlisle Indian School.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds to Paint Tin Roofs
July 17, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests $350 to paint the tin roofs on the Carlisle Indian School's buildings. Pratt adds that the roofs have been in disrepair since the school began.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Cover Traveling Expenses from a Trip Home from New York
July 29, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to cover his traveling expenses from his trip to New York to show the Carlisle Indian School's manufactured goods.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Coal Annually
July 31, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to buy an annual supply of coal, approximately 400 tons, for $2,280.00. Pratt notes that he normally purchases coal monthly, but he'd rather buy a full year's supply to avoid having it shipped in the winter.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Materials to Build a Hose Carriage
August 10, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $50 on material to build a hose carriage.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds to Manufacture Clothing
August 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $1,000 on material for clothing and its manufacture for students.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Beef and Flour
August 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $2,125 on beef and flour for students.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs,...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Special Food Supplies for Sick Students
August 27, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $90 on the purchase of butter, milk, eggs, and fruit for sick students and the "general health of the school."

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Attention Called to Request for Funds to Manufacture Clothing
August 28, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt calls attention to his request for $1,000 to purchase supplies to manufacture clothing.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds to Install a new Heating System in the Boys' Quarters
September 15, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests $800 from the Commissioner of Affairs to install a heating apparatus in the boys quarters. Pratt states that last winter, the male students were very cold at night and suffered from illnesses due to their current heating system, which relies on coal stoves.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Cover Traveling Expenses of a Cheyenne and Arapaho Party
September 15, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests that the Commissioner of Indian Affairs authorize Agent Miles' expenses incurred while transporting a party of six Cheyenne and Arapaho chiefs and their children as well as Daniel Tucker from the Carlisle Indian School to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Tucker and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds to Fit up and Furnish Teachers' Rooms
October 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $250 on "fitting up and furnishing" five teachers' rooms.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Redo the Wash on Exterior Brick Walls of Buildings
October 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $150 to redo the wash on the exterior brick walls of buildings. Pratt notes that they have just finished painting all the buildings' tin roofs and are now painting the wooden exterior walls, so he desires to put a new wash on the exterior brick walls as well...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Rent 110 Acre Farm from Mr. Parker
November 18, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt states that last year both the Secretary of the Interior and Commissioner of Indian Affairs agreed that he should rent a farm adjoining the Carlisle Indian School to teach male students how to farm "general crops" and female students how to care for dairy cows. Unfortunately...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Repair Floors and Enlarge Bathroom Facilities in Boys' Quarters
November 19, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to spend $200 on repairing floors and enlarging the wash and bathroom facilities in the boys' quarters.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group...

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

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