Richard Henry Pratt requests the Office of Indian Affairs approve his Reports of Irregular Employees for August, September 1883 as well as his nomination of Alfred John Standing as Assistant Superintendent.
School Employees - Industrial Shops
Covered so far, shoemaker, sewing room/seamstress, blacksmith, carriagemaker, tinsmithing
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs of the irregular service needed at the Carlisle Indian School during the month of April 1887.
Richard Henry Pratt sends a letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs advising him that Helen Lord, the assistant superintendent of the sewing room, can be spared the dates for which she requested a leave of absence.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards Helen Lord's request for leave of absence. Lord works as an assistant superintendent for the sewing room.
Richard Henry Pratt advises the Commissioner of Indian Affairs of the mistake made with Helen A. Lord's (dressmaker) application for leave of absence. Lord wanted to leave on June 12th but her request was made for June 19th.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the four laundress positions are filled as well as the seamstress position. Pratt further requests that Lizzie James and Jennie Wolf be allowed to take the Civil Service exam to qualify permanently.
Letter retained in the Department from C. N. Bliss, Secretary of the Department of the Interior, to Richard Henry Pratt that informs him the duties of the Assistant Seamstress and Assistant Laundress positions should be distributed among other employees and incorporated as a part of the industrial training of the students.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Florence Bonifant who was recently appointed to the position of Assistant Seamstress is unable to fill the duties required.
Richard Henry Pratt requests that various vacant positions be filled by assignment from the Civil Service lists and that he has filled one teaching position temporarily. Pratt further requests that he be allowed to fill any other position temporarily.
Alfred John Standing responds to a circular letter from W. N. Hailmann by providing a list of band leaders both at Carlisle and available graduates.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Dandridge will accept appointment at the Fort Apache Agency.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Laura A. Dandridge will accept the laundress position at Keams Canyon.
Richard Henry Pratt requests to be allowed to keep Anna H. Stewart on temporarily as the sloyd teacher along with other changes to employees.
Harry J. Deitzel submits a written application for the position of tin smith at the Carlisle Indian School. Deitzel lists his qualifications as well as a patent related to a thumb lever hinge for lids.
Richard Henry Pratt writes W. A. Jones that he hopes Bertha Canfield has been ordered to report to the Carlisle Indian School along with an increased salary. And that he desires the return of the descriptive book of the Crowell apparatus.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Carrie Hulme has resigned from her position as seamstress at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt requests that Bertha Canfield be transferred from the Phoenix Indian School to take charge of the sewing room.
Richard Henry Pratt requests the applications of various Carlisle Indian School employees in the industrial shops for temporary use.
G. M. Shelby informs Representative George W. Faris that he has resigned his position at the Carlisle Indian School due to false accusations made against him. Faris forwarded the letter to the Office of Indian Affairs.
Richard H. Pratt recommends that Milton I. Zeigler be appointed to replace George W. Kemp as the harness-maker and instructor at the school. Pratt forwards Zeigler's application along with references from John Lindner and Joseph Einstein.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay Joseph Scholder as an apprenticed blacksmith on the irregular rolls.
Work diary of Milton I. Zeigler, harness maker and instructor, at the Carlisle Indian School. Zeigler notes that he took over the harness shop on August 9, 1900 and details daily information related to the shop.
James E. Cavett informs A. C. Towner that he reported to the Carlisle Indian School for employment but was refused to be placed by Richard Henry Pratt.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that in his request for employees he requested a wagonmaker when he really needs a carriagemaker.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to employ a mattress maker to repair mattresses and to buy additional new mattresses.
Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Office of Indian Affairs letter by requesting that Milton I. Zeigler be permanently appointed to the position of harnessmaker at the Carlisle Indian School.