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Requests to Hire Help for Pratt's Office and Clerk
September 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he needs assistance in his office and requests that Alice M. Robertson of the Tallahassee Mission School be transferred to the Carlisle Indian School to help Pratt and his clerk.

Note: This item was copied from U.S....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Irregular Employees, July 1880
September 7, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt transmits his Report of Irregular Employees for July 1880.

Note: The report itself was missing from the microfilm reels at the National Archives.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
School Physician's Rebuttal to Pratt's Claims Against Him
September 7, 1880

Dr. J. S. Bender responds to Richard Henry Pratt's letter relieving him of his duties as school physician. In his response, Bender explains and defends himself against the claims that Pratt makes about him. Pratt forwards Bender's letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Note: This...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Irregular Employees, August 1880
September 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt transmits his Report of Irregular Employees for August 1880.

Note: The report itself was missing from the microfilm reels at the National Archives.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Confirmation of the Dismissal of School Physician Dr. J. S. Bender
September 15, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he's firing Carlisle Indian School Physician Dr. J. S. Bender at the end of the month.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Hire Dr. Hepburn as School Physician
September 17, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to hire Dr. C. H. Hepburn as the Carlisle Indian School physician at $900 per year. Hepburn will exclusively treat students and employees, live on campus, and deliver weekly health lectures to the students.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Irregular Employees, September 1880
October 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt transmits his Report of Irregular Employees for September 1880.

Note: The report itself was missing from the microfilm reels at the National Archives.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recruiting Students in the Sisseton, Green Bay, and Lapointe Agencies
October 14, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he will be absent from the school from October 14 to November 6, 1880 to recruit students from the Sisseton, Green Bay, and La Pointe agencies. While absent, Alfred John Standing will serve as Acting Superintendent.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Irregular Employees, November 1880
December 3, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt transmits his Report of Irregular Employees for November 1880.

Note: The report itself was missing from the microfilm reels at the National Archives.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Outing Host's Experience and Desire for Reimbursement for Students' Board
December 13, 1880

Alex Hyde writes to Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz about his experience as an outing host for three Carlisle Indian School students, Lillie, Stephen, and Frank, in the Summer of 1880. Hyde states that he heard about outing from his daughter, Mary R. Hyde, who works as a girl's matron at...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Corrections to Report of Irregular Employees, September 1880
December 21, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt corrects misspellings of employee names from his irregular service report for September 1880.

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...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Hire a Clerk and Teacher
February 10, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt requests the authority to hire an office clerk at forty dollars a month. This is in addition to a request to hire a teacher at forty-five dollars a month due to the arrival of sixteen Cheyenne and Arapaho students who attend school at night after their days are spent working...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
List of Positions and Salaries for Fiscal Year 1882
May 11, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt sends a list of positions and salaries for the 1882 fiscal year. The list includes clerks, farmers, teachers, matrons, various superintendents, band leader, various industrial teachers, cooks, disciplinarians, a teamster, chaplain, nurse, and an individual to be in charge of...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Asks to Make Alterations to Employee Appropriation
October 14, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt discusses the appropriation of $20,000 for employees at the Carlisle Indian School and his incorrect interpretation for applying the funds. Pratt indicates that he believed the funds only covered regular employees and not irregular employees and Indian apprentices. As a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Irregular Employees, September 1882
October 5, 1882

Richard H. Pratt submits a report that lists irregular employees who worked at the school during September 1882. The report includes details on compensation, position titles, race, and the number of days worked during that month.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Irregular Employees, October 1882
November 14, 1882

Richard H. Pratt submits a report that lists irregular employees who worked at the school during October 1882. The report includes details on compensation, position titles, race, and the number of days worked during that month.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Office of the Hire of Obadiah G. Given as Physician
November 17, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has hired Obadiah G. Given as the Carlisle Indian School physician. Pratt details how he came to the decision as well as Given's salary.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Changes in School Employees, November 1882
November 18, 1882

Captain Richard H. Pratt submits a report that lists new employees (Florence M. Carter, M. E. Snyder), those who have left the school (Mary Pain, Emma C. Sickels, Thomas Stewart Jr., Margaret Wilson, H. H. Shiverick), and those who have changed positions (Ella L. Patterson, Anne S. Ely). These...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Irregular Employees, November 1882
November 30, 1882

Richard H. Pratt submits a report that lists irregular employees who worked at the school during November 1882. The report includes details on compensation, position titles, race, and the number of days worked during that month.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Changes in School Employees, December 1882
December 9, 1882

Richard H. Pratt submits a report that lists new employees (A. J. Wetzel and Lavinia Bender) as well as one who had left the school (Thomas Baird). These reports include personal information about those being hired as well as reasons for departure for those leaving. 

Format: Legal and Government Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Changes in School Employees, December 1882
December 20, 1882

Richard H. Pratt submits a report that lists employees who have left the school (T. S. Reighter and Alice M. Robertson). These reports include reasons for departure for those leaving. 

Format: Legal and Government Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Status of the Navajo Agency Following the Death of Manuelito Choni
August 13-20, 1883

D. M. Riordan, U.S. Indian Agent for the Navajo Agency, writes to the Richard Henry Pratt on the anger of Manuelito regarding the death of his son. Manuelito asks for all of the Navajo students to be sent back from Carlisle. Riordan states that at a minimum Manuelito's son should be returned....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Office Approval of Irregular Employees and Standing Nomination
November 15, 1883

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.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Employee in Charge of the Outing Program
December 11, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests a position to be placed in charge of the outing program at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he has been hesitant to fill this position in order to save money but the increase in outings has now meant the position is now unable to be filled by other staff...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to be Employed as a Teacher at the Carlisle Indian School
July 9 - August 28, 1884

Mary E. Whitcomb inquires of Richard Henry Pratt if there are any vacancies at the Carlisle Indian School for a teacher due to an increase in the number of students. Pratt forwards the letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs noting that the increase in students additional teachers would be...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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