Richard Henry Pratt forwards a copy of a letter from the Carlisle Gas and Water Company regarding cost of water while the Barracks is occupied. Pratt requests permission to resume payment of a long-standing water contract, as requested by the company.
Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge regarding a delay in approval for his request for a $6,000 general heating system at the Carlisle Indian School.
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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.
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Richard Henry Pratt requests $800 from the Commissioner of Affairs to supplement funds he has raised from donors in order to install a heating apparatus in the boys quarters. Pratt states that last winter, the male students were very cold at night and suffered from illnesses due to their current heating system, which relies on coal stoves.…
Richard Henry Pratt requests funds to recruit students from the Sisseton, Green Bay, and La Pointe agencies and to install steam heating in the buildings at the school.
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Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the new school building is too large for any of the boilers at Carlisle. Pratt further requests that he be authorized to purchase a boiler from the Star Steam Heater Co.
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 for the building, plan for the water closets, and…
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to spend $150 to rent a telephone.
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.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has gone ahead and installed electric lights using the Charity Fund and believing that there would be no objection if the annual cost was less than the previous system. Pratt indicates that there was a small increase in price which he requests to be covered by his Government…
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Carlisle Indian School needs to make a change in their drainage. Pratt proposes to dig a cess pool and purchase terra cotta pipe.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that following the installation of electric lights the Carlisle Indian School has a number of used and new lamps which are no longer needed. Pratt notes that the lamps could be sent to Western Schools with credit provided to Carlisle.
Richard Henry Pratt provides an overview of the Carlisle Indian School's switch to electricity from oil lamps at the request of the Office of Indian Affairs.
Richard Henry Pratt provides an estimate for the fiscal year 1898 at the request of the Office of Indian Affairs.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to spend $100 to make repairs to buildings, water and steam pipes, and machinery at the Carlisle Indian School before the end of the fiscal year.
Richard Henry Pratt replies to a circular from the Office of Indian Affairs by providing his estimate for the 1899 fiscal year. Pratt requests authority to have 1,000 students at Carlisle and on outing in addition to various plans to improve the physical plant of the school.
Richard Henry Pratt provides an update on the status of the Carlisle Indian School's physical plant as well as the number of students the school is able to accommodate. In particular, he proposes a number of repairs and improvements.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to have uniforms produced in Carlisle due to a delay in receiving materials. He also asks for authority to spend money to clean old vaults and cesspools.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay the bill of the Carlisle Gas & Water Co. for extending electric lights into new additions of the school building as well as needed repairs.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay for the additional electric light required for the schoolhouse addition.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a proposal of the Carlisle Gas and Water Company to supply electric light to the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he needs to modify the recent authority to advertise for coal due to the different boilers. In particular, he notes that he does not need broken anthracite coal and can instead use bituminous coal. Pratt therefore requests authority to re-advertise for 1600 tons of bituminous coal…
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to sell the boilers that are being replaced with the new steam plant.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase various supplies and materials connected to the new heating plant including iron pipes and fittings.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase wood covering for steam pipes to connect new buildings and to make repairs as well as asbestos or magnesia covering for a steam drum and an exposed surface of steam pipes.