Richard Henry Pratt proposes having Dennison Wheelock sent to Western Schools to recruit band members to perform at the Paris Exposition.
School Band and Student Recruitment
Use for both active recruitment of peole to come to the school and play in the band and for students wanting to come to the school to play in the band
Richard Henry Pratt forwards correspondence regarding the transfer of Fred Smith from the Lincoln Institute to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt also includes a statement that he believes the Lincoln Institute should be ended.
William Hugg of the Lincoln Institution informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he will comply with the order to transfer seven students to the Carlisle Indian School. He adds that most of the students are in the school band and that they expect after the transfer they will go to Paris with Carlisle's band. Hugg requests that the transfer of…
Dennison Wheelock requests to have Evan Goslyah transferred from the Grand Junction Indian School noting that Goslyah has requested it and he needs an additional clarinet player for the band.
Richard Henry Pratt requests the Office of Indian Affairs order the Siletz U. S. Indian Agent to have money paid to Robert Depoe paid to him in order to cover a loan Pratt provided to fund Depoe's return. Pratt encloses correspondence in order to provide context to his request.
Richard Henry Pratt requests to enroll Robert Depoe in order to allow him to attend the Carlisle High School as well as participate as a member of the band during the possible visit to Paris.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to the request to return Nicodemus Billy to his home.
William A. Mercer responds to a complaint of Harwood Hall, Superintendent of the Riverside School, regarding correspondence between Charles Lamar, Bandleader at Carlisle, and Riverside student John Morongo, which Hall interpreted as an attempt to lure Morongo to transfer to Carlisle. Mercer and Lamar deny the accusation.