Richard Henry Pratt reports that he was forced to purchase coal on the open market, above his pre-approved limit, due to a shortage for the first quarter of 1880.
School Heating Supplies
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the approved expenditure for coal for the first quarter of 1880 did not meet the school's needs. Pratt requests funds to purchase additional coal for the first quarter, and refers to a previous letter on the subject.
Richard Henry Pratt request the authority 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 Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were…
Richard Henry Pratt requests to add a $1,980 purchase of four hundred tons of coal to his "special" estimate of funds.
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…
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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Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase a new range for the teacher's and employee's mess hall along with a galvanized boiler.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to cancel bids for sixteen hundred tons of coal and instead purchase coal on the open market.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay for hauling coal delivered to the Carlisle Indian School.
Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding whether he should continue with the proposed coal contract.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase 400 tons of additional coal.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase one canal boat worth of anthracite coal at $1.72 per ton.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to cover the additional coal delivered due to fully loading train cars.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that coal previously purchased is inadequate and requests authority to purchase an additional 375 tons of coal.
J. R. Wise forwards bill of Fisk Goodyear for coal supplied to the Carlisle Indian School and provides details for why it was shipped prior to Department approval.
Supervisor in Charge of the Carlisle Indian School Charles H. Dickson requests to deliver four tons of soft or bituminous coal to School Physician Dr. Shoemaker's home and office instead of hard coal, which is more expensive.
Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs C. F. Larrabee tells Dickson that he can use four tons of soft coal to…
The manager of the B. Nicoll & Company acknowledges receipt of a contract from Carlisle Indian School Superintendent John Francis Jr. to furnish the school 100 tons of coal and informs Francis that they cannot sign it because the contract states that they are a corporation when they are not. The manager would still like to sell the school…
Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Moses Friedman requests funds from the Department of the Interior for the first quarter of 1914.
Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Moses Friedman forwards a supplemental request for funds to use during the second quarter of 1914. He later requests that the Commissioner of Indian Affairs sends him the money requested to pay off a debt owed for coal.
A contractual agreement is made between Supervisor in Charge of the Carlisle Indian School and Robert Thompson for Thompson to supply the school with coal.
Empire Coal Mining Company President William H. Weble asks Supervisor in Charge of the Carlisle Indian School Oscar H. Lipps why the Cumberland Valley Railroad charged him $0.04 per net ton switching charges. Lipps forwards Weble's letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
Assistant Commissioner E. B. Meritt informs Lipps that if he…
Superintendent John Francis Jr. informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells that his night watchman caught one of John Griffin's drivers stealing coal from the Carlisle Indian School under the direction of Griffin, who contracts with the school to haul coal from the side track to the school's power house. Both the driver and Griffin were…