1880

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Documents Relating to the Transfer of the Carlisle Barracks to the Interior Department
August 25, 1879 - January 7, 1880

Secretary of War Alex Ramsey transmits to Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz a report from Lieutenant E. T. C. Richmond indicating that the transfer of the Carlisle Barracks from the War Department to the Interior was completed on January 6, 1880 and correspondence regarding said transfer. Also attached is an official order from Major…

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Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Question Regarding Carlisle's Employment of a Homeopathic Physician
December 29, 1879 - January 3, 1880

R. L. Sibbet, a citizen of Carlisle, asks why the Carlisle Indian School is employing a homeopathic physician instead of a doctor that practices "rational medicine."

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…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Receipt for Milburn Wagon
January 1, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt acknowledges receipt of a Milburn wagon. A note indicates that this is a copy of the original receipt.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Status of Medical Supplies Transferred to Interior Department
January 2, 1880

Comptroller W. W. Lipton refers to an account in favor of the War Department for $630.78 for medical and hospital supplies transferred to the Interior Department as part of the transfer of the Carlisle Barracks from the War to Interior to establish the Carlisle Indian School. Lipton states that he has no evidence that the transfer of medical…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Employment Application for Olive Roberts as Teacher
January 4, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs a letter from Olive Roberts, requesting employment as a teacher at the Carlisle Indian School. Roberts states that they previously ran the Crow Creek boarding school in Dakota. Pratt requests more information about Roberts, and notes that many of his teachers are giving up…

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Letters/Correspondence
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Telegram Requesting Trip to Washington Regarding Farm
January 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt telegrams the Commissioner of Indian Affairs asking for permission to come to Washington that day to discuss school matters, including a farm and industrial training.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Invoice for Stationary
January 8-10, 1880

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt sends Lieutenant Richard H. Pratt a six-month supply of two dozen different blank administrative forms used by the United States Indian Affairs division of the Department of the Interior. Pratt acknowledges the receipt of the stationary.

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

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Pratt Encourages Navajo Students Be Sent to Carlisle, 1880
January 10, 1880

Letter from Pratt to Rev. A. H. Donaldson at Fort Defiance, Arizona, stating that he welcomes Navajo students at the school. He describes the religious affiliations of the staff and the role of religion at the school. 

This material is from the Richard Henry Pratt papers, donated by his family to Yale University in 1959 and 1976.…

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Letters/Correspondence
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Yale University Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Report of Beef Consumed by Rosebud Delegation
January 10, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt reports that the Rosebud delegation that visited Carlisle consumed 1,103 pounds of beef during their visit.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Invoice for Shipment of Ink Bottles
January 12, 1880

Lieutenant Richard H. Pratt acknowledges receipt of 24 dozen bottles of ink and one box by Adams Express.

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."

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Financial Documents
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National Archives and Records Administration
Sending Former Ft. Marion Prisoners Home
January 12, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt suggesting the return home of the former Ft. Marion prisoners, who had gone to Hampton and then Carlisle following their release. Pratt notes that they have been very helpful both at Carlisle and in general in generating good will among their people, and that sending them…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Sends Stereoviews and Updates to Rep. Pound, 1880
January 14, 1880

Pratt writes to Rep. Thaddeus C. Pound, sending him stereoviews of the students and providing information about their progress at the school. He notes that now that the work of the schoolroom is successfully underway they will begin fitting up the industrial shops. He observes that by selling the products of the school's industrial program to…

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Letters/Correspondence
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Yale University Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
List of Supplies to Purchase
January 15, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, requesting permission to purchase the listed supplies for the school. Some of the supplies had already been purchased for immediate use. The request includes construction materials, repairs to buildings and the ambulance, books, scientific and medical supplies, industrial…

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Necessary Coal Purchase for First Quarter 1880
January 20, 1880

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.

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Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Offer to Teach Indian Students at a Soldiers' Orphans School
January 23, 1880

J. A. Moore, Principal of the Soldiers' Orphan School of Cumberland County, writes to Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz regarding the possibility of sending Indian students to his school or one of the other soldiers' orphan schools in Pennsylvania. Moore informs Schurz that his school is near the Carlisle Indian School, and he recognizes…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Travel to Appear at House Committee on Indian Affairs
January 23, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests an order to travel to Washington from Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt. Pratt notes that he was requested to appear before the House Committee on Indian Affairs.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Copy of First School Newspaper and Report of School Progress
January 25, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt a copy of the first issue of Eadle Keatah Toh, the first newspaper published at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that more donations will soon fund the purchase of a better printing press, and discusses other topics including new student uniforms and the…

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Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
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National Archives and Records Administration
Monthly School Report for January 1880
January 31, 1880

Two duplicate copies of the monthly school report for January 1880, submitted by the Carlisle Indian Training School to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The report includes a list of employees, a count of students by Nation/Tribe, descriptions of the educational program, and Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt's remarks about developments and…

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Reports
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Request for Funds Settling Debts for Fourth Quarter 1879
February 10, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests an immediate transfer of funds to cover debts from the fourth quarter of 1879.

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Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Authorization to Recruit Navajo Students, 1880
February 14, 1880

Pratt writes to the Rev. A. H. Donaldson in New Mexico, forwarding a copy of a Department of Interior letter authorizing Navajo children to be admitted to the Carlisle Indian School.

This material is from the Richard Henry Pratt papers, donated by his family to Yale University in 1959 and 1976. Selected content from the Pratt collection…

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Letters/Correspondence
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Yale University Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Forwarded Cash and Property Accounts for Fourth Quarter 1879
February 16, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards his cash and property accounts for the fourth quarter of 1879 to Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs Edwin J. Brooks.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Receipt for Spring Wagon
February 16, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt acknowledges receipt of a spring wagon from Toledo, Ohio.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Return of Medical Property and Transfer of Hospital Supplies for Fourth Quarter 1879
February 18, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt submits his return of medical property and transfer of hospital supplies for the fourth quarter of 1879. 

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Description of the Grounds, Buildings, Industries and Aims of the Carlisle Indian Training School
February 23, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt reports on the buildings, grounds, industrial curriculum, and overall aims of the Carlisle Indian Training School. The report includes descriptions of building sizes and purposes, industrial capabilities, and the efforts then underway to establish Congressional approval for the school's continuation. Also included are…

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Desire to Permanently Hire George LeRoy Brown as Disciplinarian
February 23, 1880 - March 2, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs A. O. Hyde that his son-in-law Lieutenant George LeRoy Brown has been using leave of absence from his post in Dakota to serve as the disciplinarian for the male students at the Carlisle Indian School but will have to return soon. As Pratt thinks this would be a monumental loss for the school, he informs Hyde that he'…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration