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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samuel Mather, 1761 February 3

Manuscript Number: 761153

Date: 3 February 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samuel Mather, 1761 February 3

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Mather, Samuel

Abstract: Wheelock writes to clarify that he will be educating Indian youths for the purpose of sending them on missions. He mentions Occom’s plan for a mission to the Oneidas.

Eleazar Wheelock, letters, to Andrew Oliver and Gideon Hawley, 1761 June 10

Manuscript Number: 761360.1

Date: 10 June 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letters, to Andrew Oliver and Gideon Hawley, 1761 June 10

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipients: Oliver, Andrew; Hawley, Gideon

Abstract: Wheelock informs Oliver that the Onaquaga chiefs are planning a visit to Boston, and encloses a letter for Gideon Hawley that encourages Hawley to make a visit to Onaquaga, and to oversee Samuel Ashpo as a missionary. He mentions that Occom and David Fowler have set out on their mission to the Six Nations.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Thomas Foxcroft, 1761 June 18

Manuscript Number: 761368.1

Date: 18 June 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Thomas Foxcroft, 1761 June 18

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Foxcroft, Thomas

Abstract: Wheelock writes of the mission of Occom and Fowler, and mentions the danger from Separatists who are preaching among the Indians.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1761 July 4

Manuscript Number: 761404

Date: 4 July 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1761 July 4

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Whitefield about first Occom's mission to the Oneidas, and about the difficulties of teaching Indian students. He mentions the idea of appealing to the Earl of Dartmouth for charity.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1761 September 22

Manuscript Number: 761522

Date: 22 September 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1761 September 22

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: DeBerdt, Dennys

Abstract: Wheelock describes the progress of Occom's mission to the Oneidas, mentions a land dispute in Pennsylvania, and reports on the progress of his school. Mention is made of Kirtland's missionary training.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1761 November 16

Manuscript Number: 761616

Date: 16 November 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1761 November 16

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: DeBerdt, Dennys

Abstract: Wheelock reports on the progress of the school and various missions.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1761 November 25

Manuscript Number: 761625.1

Date: 25 November 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1761 November 25

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes on the progress of the school and various missions, describes some of his Indian students, notes the support of William Johnson, and touches on Occom’s recent mission to the Oneidas.

Gideon Hawley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 January 27

Manuscript Number: 763127

Date: 27 January 1763

Title: Gideon Hawley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 January 27

Author: Hawley, Gideon

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Hawley writes to tell of Occom's lack of tact in dealing with the Oneidas.

Nathaniel Whitaker, narrative, 1766

Manuscript Number: 766900.11

Date: 1766

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, narrative, 1766

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Whitaker gives a brief history of Indian conversion in America and why it has thus far been relatively unsuccessful. Occom’s story is used as an argument for promoting Wheelock’s School and its focus on educating Indians, rather than English, as missionaries. A plan for an expanded school is put forth.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Messrs. Peck, Mason, and Austin, 1766 November 5

Manuscript Number: 766605.2

Date: 5 November 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Messrs. Peck, Mason, and Austin, 1766 November 5

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipients: Peck, Moses; Mason; Austin

Abstract: Wheelock writes, for possible publication, to correct assertions made by the New England Company about its relationship to, and support of, Occom.

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