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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 George Whitefield, 1762 September 16

Manuscript Number: 762516

Date: 16 September 1762

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1762 September 16

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes of his difficulty in securing pupils, and relays news from Occom about the bad conditions among the Oneidas. Ashpo is being trained for mission work. The future of a grant from the Massachusetts assembly and other monies are in question.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1762 September 16

Manuscript Number: 762516.1

Date: 16 September 1762

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1762 September 16

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Copy of a letter in which Wheelock discusses Occom's mission, those affected by Indian wars, the growth of the School, grants of money, and the donation of books.

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.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Moses Peck, 1764 October 23

Manuscript Number: 764573.2

Date: 23 October 1764

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Moses Peck, 1764 October 23

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Peck, Moses

Abstract: Whitaker writes about his disappointment in Occom’s return from his mission, and endorses the proposal to send Kirtland on a mission. Whitaker notes that those not involved in missionary efforts are too quick to judge when those efforts fail.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1765 June 12

Manuscript Number: 765362.2

Date: 12 June 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1765 June 12

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: DeBerdt, Dennys

Abstract: Wheelock writes to tell DeBerdt of traveling with Occom and others to collect donations for the School, and to notify him that Occom and company should arrive in England in the fall.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samuel Savage, 1765 June 12

Manuscript Number: 765362.1

Date: 1765 June 12

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samuel Savage, 1765 June 12

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Savage, Samuel

Abstract: Wheelock writes to thank Savage for his gift of £20, and to tell him about his and Occom's travels to collect donations for the School.

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.

David Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 January 21

Manuscript Number: 766121.2

Date: 21 January 1766

Title: David Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 January 21

Author: Fowler, David

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: David Fowler writes of the progress of his Indian school, the present religious state of the Indians and their want of a minister, news of Kirtland, and personal matters.

Samuel Kirkland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 6

Manuscript Number: 766206

Date: 6 March 1766

Title: Samuel Kirkland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 6

Author: Kirkland, Samuel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Kirkland writes a lengthy letter describing his work among the Senecas, and touching upon, among other things, his concerns regarding Chamberlain and his mission.

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