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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1756

Manuscript Number: 756900.1

Date: 1756

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1756

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Oliver, Andrew

Abstract: Wheelock writes about the new Indian charity school, and relates the progress of his students and his hopes for an incorporation from the Crown.

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 John Erskine, 1763 September 21

Manuscript Number: 763521.2

Date: 21 September 1763

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Erskine, 1763 September 21

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Erskine, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes to update Erskine on the the missions of Occom and Ashpo, and relates the dangers of an impending war with the Indians.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 May 18

Manuscript Number: 764318.1

Date: 18 May 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 May 18

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock requests Whitefield’s help in drawing up a memorial to the Assembly. He comments on Occom’s work, which received good acceptance from Indians at Mohegan and Niantic, and discusses dissatisfaction with the Boston Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge.

Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 August 22

Manuscript Number: 764472

Date: 22 August 1764

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 August 22

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Occom reports on his activities and on progress in the building of his house. He also notes that he’s been paid a half-year's salary by the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America. On two verso, Wheelock has written an outline for a sermon.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 August 22

Manuscript Number: 764472.1

Date: 22 August 1764

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 August 22

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitaker writes an informal letter regarding matters including the Mason Land Case and the Jewett controversy.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Sir William Johnson, 1764 August 25

Manuscript Number: 764475.2

Date: 25 August 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Sir William Johnson, 1764 August 25

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Johnson, William

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Johnson asking him to oversee Occom’s proposals to the Six Nations to receive missionaries and school teachers. He also asks that Johnson select 15 or 20 Indians of both sexes for education at the Indian Charity School.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 October 10

Manuscript Number: 764560.2

Date: 10 October 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 October 10

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes to update Whitefield on potential Indian students, and the progress of various plans for mission work. He also discusses the trouble between Occom and Jewett.

Solomon Williams, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 January 5

Manuscript Number: 765105

Date: 5 January 1765

Title: Solomon Williams, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 January 5

Author: Williams, Solomon

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Williams writes to voice his objection to the proposed trip of Occom to England.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Brainerd, 1765 January 14

Manuscript Number: 765114.3

Date: 14 January 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Brainerd, 1765 January 14

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Brainerd, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Brainerd about setting up a meeting with the Connecticut Board of Commissioners, and the proposed fundraising trip to England, which is complicated by a renewal of the Mason Land Case.

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