Captain Richard H. Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the Annual Estimate of School Supplies covers regular school room work only, whereas the Requisition for Stationary covers stationery for office. He needs both.
Explanation of Difference between Annual Estimate of School Supplies and Requisitions for Stationary
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to employ a singing teacher as well as purchasing 400 song books.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority from the Office of Indian Affairs to purchase various school books and supplies in January 1897.
Richard Henry Pratt renews his request for an authority to purchase a Crowell physical apparatus (a device used for physics experiments) following the Office's denial on October 14, 1899. Pratt asks that he be given a reason if his follow-up is also denied.
Richard Henry Pratt asks for an update on authorities he previously asked for including purchasing additional winter coats for girls, dried fruit, and acquiring a Crowell physical apparatus (equipment for school room physics experiments).
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 requests authority to cover the additional cost of the school book, Davis' Nature Studies, over what was previously authorized in the annual estimate a year ago.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase various schoolroom supplies on the open market to avoid delays in delivery.
Alfred John Standing renews Richard Henry Pratt's request to purchase schoolroom supplies on the open market to avoid delays for the upcoming academic year.
Alfred John Standing requests authority to spend more money in the purchase of Reed & Kellog's Higher Lessons in English due to higher than anticipated costs.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase additional equipment for the sloyd department on account of the transfer of a number of smaller students from the Lincoln Institute.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase supplies for regular school room work and the art room. Pratt also includes an abstract of bids received for these supplies.
Richard Henry Pratt follows up on his phone conversation and reiterates request for sloyd benches and other school room supplies previously requested.
Richard Henry Pratt requests from the Office of Indian Affairs to modify his previous authority to purchase materials for the sloyd classroom as well as tools.
Richard Henry Pratt requests various authorities to varnish and clean schoolroom desks, purchase a coal truck, purchase 1000 bushels of onions, as well as purchasing utensils and materials for establishing a cooking school, and stamps for student's correspondence.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to spend an additional $4.22 for purchases of sloyd benches and materials above his previous request.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs of the new for a new piano at the school's chapel gatherings. Pratt notes that he has negotiated with the Steinway company for a used piano for $700 as well as repairing their other pianos for an additional $100.
Request for the purchase of academic supplies for the Carlisle Indian School by William A. Mercer.
William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Empire crayon supplied by the Chicago Warehouse is defective as it is too soft and creates too much dust. Mercer recommends the Steatite Anti-dust crayon manufactured by the Andrews School Furniture Co. as it is nearly dustless and is much easier to wipe away as the preferred chalk…
Major W. A. Mercer requests to spend $22.00 from the "Miscellaneous Receipts, Class IV" appropriation to pay for a debt incurred for buying newspapers for the Carlisle Indian School during the first quarter of 1908. Commissioner of Indian Affairs F. E. Leupp grants Mercer's request.
Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps returns a voucher to Chicago Indian Supplies Warehouse Superintendent Frank Sorenson because Sorenson sent him "50 pads, Individual Outline Maps of Africa," which he didn't ask for. Sorenson tells Lipps that Washington told him to send the pads to Carlisle, so if he has a problem, he should…