School Furniture

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Authority for Pratt to Bring Hampton Students to Carlisle
August 25, 1879

Acting Secretary of the Interior A. Bell informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he is giving permission to Lieutenant Richard Henry Pratt to proceed to Lee, Massachusetts. Bell notes that Pratt will secure current Hampton Institute students who are on outing and take them to the Carlisle Barracks. These Hampton students will become…

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Approval to Purchase Bedding, Furniture, and Kitchen Supplies
October 31, 1879

Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz grants Richard Henry Pratt authority to purchase a list of supplies amounting to $1,998.25 on the open market. The list of supplies mostly includes bedding, furniture, and kitchen supplies.

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Request for Dormitory Furniture
October 31, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt requesting authority to purchase dormitory furniture immediately needed at the Carlisle Indian School.

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Authority to Purchase a Cooking Range, Clothing, and Furniture
November 12, 1879

Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz authorizes Richard Henry Pratt to visit New York City and spend $2,000 to purchase a cooking range, clothing, furniture, and supplies.

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Organization of Boys into Companies, Arrival of Bedding, and Construction on Chapel
November 13, 1879

Richard H. Pratt provides updates on the progress he's made since Sunday. Most notably, Pratt has organized the male students into companies, and they now occupy eight rooms instead of five, the bedding has arrived, and they've started building the foundation for the chapel and assembly room.

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Request for Funds for Dormitory Furniture
March 16, 1880

Based on a discussion with the Secretary of the Interior and the Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Richard Henry Pratt requests funds for the purchase of 110 sets of dormitory furniture on the open market.

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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, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of…

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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 of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

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Recommendation for Destruction of Mattresses due to Scarlet Fever
June 29, 1881

C. H. Hepburn, Carlisle Indian School Physician, informs Richard Henry Pratt that some mattresses should be destroyed due to scarlet fever contamination.

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Request to Purchase Beds and Pillows
August 18, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt notes that the school will have additional children than in previous years necessitating additional beds and pillows. In addition the previous bed stands are not as durable as hoped.

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Special Estimate of Funds, Fourth Quarter 1886
November 9, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt submits a "Special" Estimate of Funds form for $555.00 to purchase "Paragon" school seating at .85 cents per feet and transportation of supplies.

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Request to Purchase Desks and Seats for New School Building
October 19, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase 75 single desks as well as 35 rear seats for a total cost of $348.75 to furnish the new school building.

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Request to Send Single Iron Bedstead
February 21, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt requests from the Office of Indian Affairs that he would like them to send him a single iron bedstead rather than a double.

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Request to Purchase New Furniture for Quarters, Hospital, and Farm
February 25, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase various furniture to replace old furniture in the teachers' quarters as well as hospital furniture and a new feed mill for the school farm.

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Pratt Requests Authority to Purchase Furniture for School Rooms
October 12, 1899

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase various items including school room desks, settees, and teacher's desks.

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Request to Purchase Bedsteads from Local Army Contractor
December 12, 1899

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase 50 woven wire bedsteads at the local Army Supply Depot.

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Request for Authority to Cover Purchase of School Furniture
December 20, 1899

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he omitted to ask for the number of feet covered by the 70 seats previously requested. Pratt notes that he has saved money on the authority by having students build teacher's desks and requests that the difference be applied.

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Request to Purchase Wire Beds to Accommodate New Students
February 13, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt notes that with new students soon to arrive there is a need to purchase 50 more woven wire beds. Pratt requests authority to purchase the beds due to their superior characterizes over what the Office of Indian Affairs supplies.

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Request to Purchase Pillows and Materials for Wagons and Harness
July 5, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase 250 pillows and to purchase special material for making wagons and harness as well as pay of a trimmer.

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Request to Employ Mattress Maker and Purchase New Mattress
October 9, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to employ a mattress maker to repair mattresses and to buy additional new mattresses.

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Request to Purchase Supplies and Employ Irregular Employees
December 1, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase an office desk, a large laundry stove, and a morning report book on the open market. Pratt also requests to employ various irregular employees.

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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.

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Request to Sell Old Mattresses
September 19, 1917 - September 27, 1917

Superintendent John Francis Jr. requests to sell 300 old mattresses and asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs which bid, either Jacob Shields or Abe Robinowitz, to accept. Assistant Commissioner E. B. Meritt tells Francis Jr. to accept Robinowitz's bid.

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