R. F. Hunter writes the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding the order of three dozen fire prevention hand grenades at a cost of $9 per dozen.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to bring in six boys and six girls from the Quapaw Nation to the Carlisle Indian School in order to learn trades or become teachers. Pratt indicates that the Society of Friends has taken a particular interest in the case of the 12 students and the Agent at the Quapaw Agency in sending the students.
The program includes singing and recitation and other displays of acquired knowledge and speeches. The names of participating students are listed. Another part of the program was a discussion on the topic: “Should the Indians be farmers or stock-raisers?"
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a contract between the Carlisle Indian School and Glatfelter and Nace for the latter to provide 600 barrels of flour for the 1885 fiscal year.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he needs to go to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New York. Asks if the Commissioner can visit the following week.
Richard Henry Pratt notes that he believes placing Carlisle Indian School students into white schools is a great benefit for the student. He notes that if it was possible he would like to have half the students at the School made up of white students in order to influence the Native students. Along this lines he notes that he has received…
Lyndon A. Smith requests from Richard Henry Pratt part of the Carlisle Indian School Exhibit at the Government Exhibition in New Orleans due to a request by the French Government. Pratt informs the Bureau of Indian Affairs that while he was planning on setting up the exhibit at Carlisle for visitors but that nothing in exhibit cannot be…
John D. C. Atkins, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, refers to the letter from Richard Henry Pratt regarding donating parts or the whole of the Carlisle Indian School exhibit at the Government Exhibition in New Orleans to the French Government in a letter to the Secretary of the Interior.
Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to return 48 students of the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that of those being returned 23 students are being sent home due to the expiration of their terms and 25 for various reasons. In addition, he requests permission to bring to Carlisle 70 students.
Estimate of funds for the third quarter of 1885 amounting to $24,592.50 for support of the school. Richard H. Pratt also requests additional funds amounting to $6,510.00 for regular employee pay.
Richard Henry Pratt seeks guidance from the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding whether or not to return 12 members of the Cheyenne Nation to their home. Pratt references the Cheyenne Agent has written about unfavorable conditions at the Agency and that he believes it unwise to return the students at the time despite all of them having already…
Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from the Bureau of Indian Affairs informing him that the Bureau will arrange the agreements in transporting students to and from the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he has already sought bids from the Baltimore and Ohio and Pennsylvania Railroads for transporting between 40 to 75 students from…
Richard Henry Pratt requests to allow Amos Lone Hill to purchase a spring wagon he made himself at the Carlisle Indian School at a discount along with a commendation from the Office of Indian Affairs as an incentive.
Richard Henry Pratt returns statement of funds for the third quarter of 1885 and advises commissioner he did not request cornmeal. An explanatory cover letter is attached.
Richard Henry Pratt references a letter from the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding the Osage students at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he has already returned 13 students and can transfer the remaining 43 students to Martinsburg.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase additional tents for the Carlisle Indian School vacation and sanitary camp in the mountains.
Richard Henry Pratt calls attention to his nomination of employees for the current year sent out on June 15, 1885 which has not yet been confirmed.
Richard Henry Pratt calls attention to pending requests for authorities requested on June 13, 1885.
Richard Henry Pratt notes that he has received telegram providing authority to return students. He notes that the students were sent on July 6, 1885 and are now home. Pratt further notes that he has already asked for rate for incoming students.
Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding an editorial Pratt authored. Pratt also discusses staffing changes at Carlisle, and a former student who he wishes Agnew to accept into his hospital. This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the Peoples tag. Transcript…
Richard Henry Pratt requests an additional 43 students to make up for the transfer of the Osage students to Martinsburg. He notes this is in addition to the 108 students that have already been authorized.
Notice of intent by Richard Henry Pratt that either he or the Carlisle Indian School physician Obadiah G. Given is set to visit the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Agencies to enroll 75 students. Pratt notes that due to students at Rosebud being sent to Genoa and Lincoln in addition to the opposition to the Catholic Church means that they are unlikely…
Endorsement of George LeRoy Brown for the position of Superintendent of the Fort Stevenson Indian School by Richard Henry Pratt at the request of Reverend C. L. Hall. Pratt provides the background of Brown and his work educating young Native students.
Richard Henry Pratt provides additional justification for his request to purchase additional tents for the summer vacation camp. Pratt notes that he sends students to the camp who are often just arrived and have yet acquired the education to be sent on outing. He further documents camp life including establishing the camp, growing a garden,…
D. C. De Wulf, pastor for the St. Charles Church in Pikesville, Maryland, requests a letter of introduction in order to visit the Carlisle Indian School and Hampton Institute along with the visitors from France.