John T. Doyle, the Secretary of the Civil Service Commission, forwards to the Secretary of the Interior a list of two women (Lillian M. Warner, Julia F. Fish) who are eligible to fill the vacant teacher position at the Carlisle Indian School. The list includes the candidates' names, addresses, and their civil service exam grades. Acting…
Richard Henry Pratt asks if the process of filling the vacant teaching position in Room Number 11 cannot be expedited.
Louisa Smith requests from Thomas J. Morgan to be allowed to return to her home in order to sell her home land. Smith notes her property is not well cared for and the sale will enable her to return in the East and earn her own living.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he would be glad to have Joseph Adams as a student at the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard H. Pratt submits an Estimate of Supplies for the second quarter of fiscal year 1893 amounting to $475.28 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.
Estimate of funds for the second quarter of fiscal year 1893 amounting to $22,829.62 for support of the school. Richard Henry Pratt also requests additional funds amounting to $10,475.00 for regular employee pay.
Richard H. Pratt and Acting Superintendent A. J. Standing forwards James Laley's formal application to be appointed as the fireman at the school. Laley's application is accompanied by references from E. W. Biddle and L. S. Eisenhower.
Thomas John requests from Thomas J. Morgan to have his granddaughter, Phoebe Baird, returned from her outing to the Carlisle Indian School. In her letter to him, Baird states that she has not been at school lately and desires to return to Carlisle in order to go back to school.
Alfred John Standing returns the examination papers of two individuals and notes that no selection has been made. Standing states that the position has been temporarily filled.
Alfred John Standing responds to inquiry from the Office of Indian Affairs related to Louisa Smith's request to return home in order to sell her property. Standing provides additional context related to Smith's claims and notes that the Agent in charge can likely handle the matter better than Smith.
C. R. Dixon, the school physician, compiles the monthly sanitary report for October 1892.
Louis Brunette requests the return of his son Charles Brunette from the Carlisle Indian School.
Alfred John Standing returns the application papers of John Laley, Fireman, to the Office of Indian Affairs.
These materials include letters and a descriptive statement of pupils regarding 14 individuals sent to the Carlisle Indian School from the Pine Ridge Agency in South Dakota. The correspondence includes a statement of the authority which allowed for the transfer.
This Descriptive Statement is a duplicate of a previously submitted…
These materials include a descriptive statement of pupils for 14 individuals transferred to the Carlisle Indian School from the Pine Ridge Agency of South Dakota.
Note: A duplicate of this statement was also submitted to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and is posted.
Captain Richard H. Pratt submits a report that lists irregular employees who worked at the school during October 1892. The report includes details on compensation, position titles, race, and the number of days worked during that month.
David S. Keck, Supervisor of Education, reports the transfer of two students, David McIntosh and Norman Cassadore, from the San Carlos Reservation to the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to request from Thomas John for the return of his granddaughter Phoebe Baird from her outing home to Carlisle. Pratt provides some context and the outing report that indicates that Phoebe wanted to return in August but that Pratt had written her encouraging her to stay. Pratt notes that John's letter was the first…
Richard Henry Pratt responds to the request of Louis Brunette for the return of his son Charles Brunette. Pratt notes that Charles has now informed him that his enrollment was objected to by both his parents. As a result, Pratt recommends that if his return fare is paid for to allow him to return home.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to a request from Perry H. Laravie for his return home. Pratt notes that Laravie came to Carlisle at his own option and cost and has been for the past few years on the outing program and attending school in the winter. Pratt ends by stating that as Laravie came on his own there is no reason why he cannot leave in…
Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding an exhibit at the World's Exposition in Chicago in 1893. Pratt informs the Office that he is planning to carry out orders to carry on a small school and illustrator but has made no definite plans as he has not received any blue prints.
Correspondence related to claims from parents on the Cattaraugus Reservation of children at the Carlisle Indian School related to the return of their children. A. W. Ferrin, U.S. Indian Agent for New York Indians, relative to their claims from their children that they do not receive enough food to eat. Richard Henry Pratt suggests that these…
Richard Henry Pratt responds to a request from Betsy White for the return of her grandson Ely S. Parker from the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he has made an inspection of the kitchen and dining room and interviewed students and found no complaints among the students. He also provides the weight of the students from the Seneca Nation…
Adela Rankin writes to Theodore Roosevelt (serving on the Civil Service Commission at that time) in regards to claims of abuse of students at the Carlisle Indian School. As a result of her attempting to bring these claims to light, she was dismissed by Pratt from her temporary position teaching elocution and oratory. Transcript included.
C. R. Dixon, the school physician, compiles the monthly sanitary report for November 1892.