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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 John Smith, 1761 September 15

Manuscript Number: 761515

Date: 15 September 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Smith, 1761 September 15

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Smith, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes of Occom’s mission to the Oneidas, of the preparations of Samuel Kirtland for mission work, and of the general progress of the charity school. In a postscript, Wheelock states that Occom was educated entirely by him, and not at college.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Solomon Williams, 1764 December

Manuscript Number: 764690.1

Date: December 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Solomon Williams, 1764 December

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Williams, Solomon

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Solomon Williams about plans to send John Brainerd with Occom to England to raise funds for the School.

Connecticut Board of Correspondents for the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, minutes, 1765 February 25

Manuscript Number: 765175

Date: 25 February 1765

Title: Connecticut Board of Correspondents for the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, minutes, 1765 February 25

Author: Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Abstract: Minutes of "some things to be acted on" at a meeting of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents. These include the prospective fundraising trip to England, as well as an article of complaint against Occom.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter to Solomon Williams, 1765 February 26

Manuscript Number: 765176

Date: 26 February 1756

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter to Solomon Williams, 1765 February 26

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Williams, Solomon

Abstract: Wheelock writes to urge Williams to call a meeting of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1765 May 4 and 24

Manuscript Number: 765304

Date: 4 May 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1765 May 4 and 24

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes a long letter to Whitefield, detailing the events and outcome of the Occom-Jewett controversy, news about activities related to the School, and the plan to send Occom to fundraise in England.

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 Nathaniel Whitaker, 1767 February 13

Manuscript Number: 767163

Date: 13 February 1767

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1767 February 13

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Wheelock discusses developments regarding two of his Mohawk students, reports on the progress of various missions, and discusses a tract of land on the Ohio as a possible site for a school.

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