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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
Request to Extend Cooking Range and to Purchase Two Copper Boilers
November 22, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to purchase a four foot extension to the school's cooking range and two copper boilers totaling $126. He explains that the current range is too small to accommodate the recent increase in students.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Special Food Supplies for Sick Students
November 22, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $90 on butter, eggs, milk, and other food that the school physician believes is necessary for the students in poor health.

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Beef and Flour, First Quarter 1881
December 4, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $645 on flour and $1,686 on beef for the first quarter of 1881.

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 for Funds to Purchase Materials to Manufacture School Uniforms
December 6, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that his students are very hard on their clothes and that many of them have outgrown their clothing from a year ago. He requests to spend $2,000 on materials needed to manufacture new uniforms for his current students as well as new...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Convert Stable to Gymnasium
December 6, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests that the Commissioner of Indian Affairs approves spending $300 to convert the stable to a gymnasium for the male students. Pratt explains that they moved the animals to the rented school farm and no longer use the stable.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase 300 Washable Bedspreads and Blankets
December 6, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to purchase 300 washable bedspreads and blankets for the male students in order to increase cleanliness. Pratt notes that he believes it will cost $495 or less.

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 to Purchase 95 Animals for the School Farm
December 6, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to purchase livestock amounting to $1,000 to stock the new school farm. Pratt notes that he would like to purchase 4 horses or mules, 12 cows, 1 blooded bull, 25 sheep, 2 sows, 1 boar, and 50 chickens.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Supplies, First Quarter 1881
December 6, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to purchase a variety of school supplies in the open market amounting to $1,100 during the first quarter of 1881.

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
Submission of Plans to Build Hospital at the Carlisle School
January 11, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt submits plans and specifications for building a new Hospital on the grounds of the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he has received multiple estimates for the cost of the building as well as supplies and believes that the use of Indian Apprentices will greatly reduce...

Format: Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Increase Clothing Budget
February 19, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt seeks to increase the clothing budget of the Carlisle School by $500 due to additional students arriving in the current quarter.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal for New Housing for Disciplinarian
August 18, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt provides a copy of blueprints for building a small house for the disciplinarian of the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that the house will allow room for additional pupils.

Format: Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal for Building New Dining Room
September 3, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt transmits to the Bureau of Indian Affairs plans for a building at the Carlisle Indian School to include a kitchen, dining room, laundry, and a sewing room along with a cellar for commissary supplies, root cellar, and coal bin. Pratt notes that using School labor and materials...

Format: Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendations for Improvements to the Carlisle Indian School
June 22, 1886

Clinton B. Fisk, Chairman of the Board of Indian Commissioners, provides his inspection of the Carlisle Indian School to John D. C. Atkins. In particular, Fisk suggests purchasing the Parker farm, building a large barn, and building a large new dormitory building for the boys. Fisk additionally...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay to Make Repairs to the Parker Farm House
July 9, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to spend about $150 in repairs on the Parker Farmhouse.

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
Initial Proposal for Columbian World's Fair Exhibit
October 7, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding an exhibit for the Indian Department at the Columbian World's Fair. Pratt states that he has placed Alfred John Standing in charge of the exhibit due to his experience with the New Orleans exhibit. As a result Standing...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposed Expenses and Diagram for Exhibit at Worlds Columbian Exposition
October 15, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter by providing the proposed expenses and diagram developed by Alfred John Standing for the Columbian World's Exposition Indian Department exhibit at Chicago.

Format: Diagrams, Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Plans and Specifications for Addition to Girls Building
May 27, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt forwards sends plans and specifications for adding on to the girls dormitory due to only receiving half of the appropriation for the building. Pratt also discusses the need for the new building in order to eliminate crowding. Included are seven enclosures including blueprints...

Format: Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Submits Plans and Estimates for New Blacksmith and Wagon Shop
June 25, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to build a new blacksmith and wagon shop at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt submits specifications, estimate of supplies and labor, and blueprints.

Format: Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal to Add Additional Wing to School Hospital
July 6, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt cites the epidemic of measles and following pneumonia that caused the hospital to become overcrowded. Included in the correspondence is plans to add an additional wing to the present hospital for $1000 in material and labor.

Format: Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Costs Associated with Rebuilding Parker Farm Barn
September 5, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay half the cost of restoring the arch and rebuilding the walls of the collapsed barn on the Parker Farm.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Wire Screens for Windows
August 3, 1892

Captain Richard H. Pratt requests to spend $122.84 on the purchase of wire screens to protect windows in the academic building and boys' quarters.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds for Hardwood, Coal Oil, and Postage Stamps
October 21, 1893

Captain Richard H. Pratt requests to spend $203.00 on the purchase of hardwood for the bakery, coal oil for lighting buildings, and postage stamps for students.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds for Seeds, Stamps, and Small Boys' Shoes
January 8, 1896

Captain Richard H. Pratt requests to spend $290 on the purchase of field and garden seeds, postage stamps for students, and small boys' shoes.

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

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