1887

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Authority Sought in Return of Lena Black Bear and Minnie Yellow Bear
March 21, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority in his return of Lena Black Bear and Minnie Yellow Bear. In addition he notes that he has delayed sending Thomas Kester home due to his coming down with a case of the mumps.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Documents Related to Purchase of the Parker Farm by the Government
March 21, 1887 - November 27, 1923

Documents pertaining to the United States Government's purchase of the Parker Farm. Included are a copy of the deed transferring title to the Government, other prior deeds, abstract of the title, map outlining the tract of land, copy of an act of the State of Pennsylvania consenting to the U.S....

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Maps
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds, Second Quarter 1887
March 21, 1887

Estimate of funds for the second quarter of 1887 amounting to $10,539.30 for support of the school. 

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Files Related to the Parker Farm
March 21, 1887

Cover letter for papers related to the Parker farm and the purchase of mulch.

Note: A document in this file indicates the papers are filed with RG 75, Entry 91, box 393, 1887-#12555.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Irregular Service Needed at Carlisle in April 1887
March 21, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs of the irregular service needed at the Carlisle Indian School during the month of April 1887.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from "The Indian Helper" to Robert Kegerreis
March 22, 1887

"The Indian Helper," probably a pseudonym for a student editor of The Indian Helper newspaper, writes to Robert Kegerreis regarding a missing issue of the magazine.  The letter also includes two small doodles.  Transcript included.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Request to Add Printing Assistant to Estimate of Irregular Service for April 1887
March 22, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt requests to add one assistant in the Printing Office in his estimate for Irregular Service for April 1887.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Test of Fire Prevention Hand Grenades
March 24, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt informs of the Office of Indian Affairs that after testing the fire prevention hand grenades that they are ineffective.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Funds for the Heirs of Joseph Vetter Not Among German Officials
March 28, 1887

Information regarding the funds due to the heirs of Joseph Vetter. T. F. Bayard informs the Secretary of Interior that the German Consulate does not have the funds and suggests that the name of the person who paid out the funds in 1886 be located to see if the funds are in their hands as well....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Placeholder Indicating Files are Located Elsewhere
1887

Placeholder indicating the papers are filed with RG 75, Entry 91, box 393, 1887-#12555.

Format: Miscellaneous
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Response to the Inquiry Regarding Return of Louis Bayhylle
April 5, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the return of Louis Bayhylle and his transfer to the Haskell Institute. Pratt notes that Bayhylle may return to his Agency at the end of the year but should likely remain at school for an additional period due to his young...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Appropriated Funds for Purchase of Parker Farm be Made Available
April 7, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt requests the $18,000 appropriated to purchase the Parker Farm be made available to him in order to pay the current owners.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Raymond B. Stewart Requests to be Returned Home
April 9, 1887

Raymond B. Stewart requests to be returned to his home from the Carlisle Indian School. Stewart states that he has not had much opportunity at Carlisle and has been at Carlisle long enough that he would like to return home.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Marshall Seeks to Have Cyrus and John Dickson Returned to Carlisle
April 11, 1887

F. Marcellus Marshall writes to the Office of Indian Affairs seeking to see if Cyrus and John Dickson can return to the Carlisle Indian School. Marshall notes that the Dickson brothers have been working the railroad and the Albuquerque school house to raise money to return to Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request for Return of Raymond Stewart
April 12, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the Office of Indian Affairs inquiry regarding Raymond Stewart's request to return home. Pratt notes that Stewart did not want to go home in January and so was placed in the outing program where he was eventually forced to leave. After being returned to Carlisle...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Documents History of the Vetter Inheritance
April 13, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the inheritance of Joseph and Josie Vetter. Pratt claims that he forwarded the money due Joseph in February and has receipt from Joseph that he has received the payment. He further indicates that Josie's money is...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Information on Railroad Lines and the Telegraph and Postal Address
April 15, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the telegraph and post office address is Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Pratt also notes that the most direct Railroad routes are the Pennsylvania and Reading line to Harrisburg and then the Cumberland Valley Railroad to Carlisle when coming...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Explanatory Letter for Descriptive Statement of Students for March 1887
April 16, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt provides an explanatory letter for the descriptive list of pupils forwarded to Caldwell, Kansas in March 1887 in addition to one pupil sent to Dakota City, Nebraska and one sent to Arkansas City.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Irregular Employees Required for May 1887
April 16, 1887

Captain Richard H. Pratt provides the Commissioner of Indian Affairs with a list of irregular labor required for May 1887. Pratt also includes details on compensation, position title, and the number of workdays required for the month.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Esther and Louisa Metoxen
April 17, 1887 - April 18, 1887

On the advice of school physician, Obadiah G. Given, Richard Henry Pratt recommends the immediate return to their homes of Esther and Louisa Metoxen.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Interior Department Memo for Authorization of Recruiting Students at Fort Marion
April 18, 1887

Secretary of the Interior Lucius Q. C. Lamar orders the Assistant Secretary of the Interior H. L. Muldrew to provide Richard Henry Pratt with orders authorizing him to transfer members of the Apache Nation being held prisoner at Fort Marion in St. Augustine, Florida to the Carlisle Indian School...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
War Department Memo Regarding Transfer of Apaches from Fort Marion to Carlisle
April 18, 1887

Secretary of War, William Crowninshield Endicott, informs the Secretary of Interior Lucius Q. C. Lamar that he believes that many of those at Fort Marion can be sent to Carlisle. Endicott ends by noting that he will leave it up to Richard Henry Pratt to select individuals to take with him to the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
School Response to Inquiry on Cyrus Dickson and John Dickson
April 20, 1887

Alfred John Standing responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter providing information on former students Cyrus Dickson and John Dickson (also known at the school as John Dixon). He indicates that Cyrus spent one year in the harness shop and two and half years in the carpenter shop with John...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
St. Regis Band Requests to Allow Children to Enroll at Lincoln and Carlisle
April 20, 1887

A group of members from the St. Regis band request from President Grover Cleveland to allow their children to be enrolled at the Lincoln Institute and the Carlisle Indian School. They cite that those schools will allow their children to better learn to speak English as well as a trade.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Secretary of War Memo Regarding Moving Chiricahua POWs
April 23, 1887 - May 2, 1887

Secretary of War, William Crowninshield Endicott, responds to a letter from the Secretary of the Interior regarding a protest lodged by the Arizona Governor about returning the prisoners of war held at Fort Marion. Endicott notes that those not transferred to the Carlisle Indian School are to be...

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

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