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Page 3, Record of Issue of Goods (1906)

The Record of Issue of Goods covers fiscal year 1906 with entries for various types of goods, such as soap or matches. Entries are arranged by type of good and include the date and details related to the amount issued. There is an alphabetical index to the types of goods in the first part of this volume.  Pages without content were not photographed. The Record of Issue of Goods comprise a single volume that is located at the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 75, Series 1343.

Page 13, Record of Sewing Room Supplies and Products (1901-1908)

The Record of Sewing Room Supplies and Products contains inventories of supplies, records of receipts, and details related to the distributions of the finished products. The entries, which run from April 1901 to July 1908, are arranged in rough chronological order. Pages without content were not photographed. The Record of Sewing Room Supplies and Products comprise a single volume and is located at the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 75, Series 1342.

Several loose documents were found in this volume, including inventories of goods and records of materials expended.

Request for Personal and School Supplies for Carlisle Indian School
September 9, 1879

List of supplies requested by Richard Henry Pratt for the school he is preparing to establish at Carlisle Barracks. Requested supplies include clothing, fabric, sewing supplies, tableware, cooking supplies, and firefighting equipment.

Pratt refers to this request list in a letter sent to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice Regarding Need for Supplies
September 10, 1879

Correspondence from Superintendent Pratt to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt noting that any communication regarding supplies will receive immediate attention.

Other documents from this same time period attest to Pratt's desperate need for supplies at Carlisle Barracks, before the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Supplies and Repairs at Carlisle Barracks
September 10, 1879

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt informing the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has received funds for a recruitment trip out West, and will set off that day. Pratt also requests supplies be sent to the Carlisle Barracks in preparation for his arrival with students, and asks for permission...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Furnish Supplies to the Carlisle Indian School
September 24, 1879

Herman Berg writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt regarding the Government's intention to establish an Indian school in Carlisle. Berg requests the opportunity to furnish supplies to the school and states that he will provide ample bonds in order to fulfill any contract.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Approval to Purchase $2,000 of Supplies for New Students
October 1, 1879

Acting Secretary of the Interior A. Bell grants authority to purchase a list of articles and supplies, including bedding and clothing, amounting to $2,000, on the open market rather than through regular government contractors. This action was taken because, as the letter notes, the students...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
List of Supplies and Articles Required at the Carlisle Indian School
October 1, 1879

Acting Secretary of the Interior A. Bell writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, returning and approving lists of articles and supplies required at the Carlisle Indian School to be purchased either under contract or through the open market. The lists are attached.

Note: This item...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transmission of Articles to be Purchased for Carlisle Barracks
October 2, 1879

Frank D. Karr, Superintendent of Warehouse, transmits a list of articles to be purchased for the Carlisle Barracks and asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for shipping directions.

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
Materials Request for Picket Fence
October 6, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs requesting materials and funds to erect a "picket fence six feet high to keep Indians in and citizens out" of the Carlisle Indian School campus.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Arrival of First Group of Students
October 6, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt informing the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has arrived in Carlisle with the first party of students. Pratt also asks about his previous requests for supplies and rations, which have gone unanswered.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Need for Clarifying Information on Requested Supplies for Carlisle Indian School
October 7, 1879

Frank D. Karr, Superintendent of Warehouse, states that his sewing machine contractor E. J. Howard does not have the Wilcox & Gibbs sewing machine requested for the Carlisle Indian School and asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs what he should do. He also asks for more information about a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Rate for Shipping Supplies to Carlisle Indian School
October 8, 1879

Frank D. Karr, Superintendent of Warehouse, informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the rate for shipping freight to the Carlisle Indian School is $0.90 per 100 pounds. Karr further requests that the mark to be placed on the goods to be shipped to Carlisle be provided to him.

Note...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds for Food and Travel
October 8, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs requesting $2000 for food at the Carlisle Indian School and to cover expenses for a recruitment trip in the West. Pratt notes that he is leaving for Winfield, Kansas soon.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Postage Stamps
October 8, 1879

Request from Richard Henry Pratt for postage stamps, for use on official school business.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Shipping Rates from New York to Carlisle Indian School
October 8 - October 11, 1879

Frank D. Karr, Superintendent of Warehouse, encloses two letters, one of which relates to shipping organs to Yankton Agency and the other by N. L. Douglass relating to shipping rates to the Carlisle Indian School. Pennsylvania Railroad Company Agent Douglass provides a list of shipping rates...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Expedited Supplies Shipment
October 9, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs asking for a quick response to outstanding requests for supplies.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Question Regarding an Order for 140 Heavy Blankets
October 10, 1879

Wilson & Bradbury Dry Goods Commission Merchants informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that they received an order from Carlisle for 140 heavy blankets. While those blankets could be manufactured, there are a variety of other blankets that they could send immediately. The...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Requesting Funds for Repairs and Furniture
October 10, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt requesting funds from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. The funds were needs for repairs, the construction of a fence, and the purchase of school and bedding furniture.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Supplies, October 1879
October 13, 1879

Richard H. Pratt submits an Estimate of Supplies for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 1879 amounting to $2,361.91 and requests to purchase those items in the open market. The form includes the items being requested, the quantity, the estimated cost, and how the item will be used at the school...

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Invoice for Shipment of Paper and Envelopes
October 16-28, 1879

Richard H. Pratt signs an invoice confirming that the Commissioner of Indian Affairs sent him a large shipment of letter paper, note paper, and envelopes.

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

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Approval to Purchase $1,972 of Supplies
October 25, 1879

Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz returns a list of articles and supplies requested by Richard Henry Pratt for the Carlisle Indian School. Schurz grants immediate authority to make open market purchase of the requested supplies amounting to $1,972.

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

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

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Authority to Purchase Student Clothing and Personal Supplies
October 31, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt requesting authority to purchase personal supplies for students, including clothing and tolietries for both males and females.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Cooking Range
October 31, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt requests that a cooking range with a 300-person capacity be supplied to the Carlisle Indian School.

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

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