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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 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 George Whitefield, 1764 August 7

Manuscript Number: 764457

Date: 7 August 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 August 7

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes that Occom is to be sent on a mission to the distant tribes, but that money is needed to finance the trip. He also updates Whitefield on various new students.

David McClure, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 August 5

Manuscript Number: 766454

Date: 4 August 1766

Title: David McClure, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 August 5

Author: McClure, David

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: McClure writes from his mission about his arrival, the work of the school, the condition of the pupils, and the kindness of people. He notes the difficulties in not knowing the language.

Thomas Huntington, journal, 1769 June

Manuscript Number: 769390.1

Date: June 1769

Title: Thomas Huntington, journal, 1769 June

Author: Huntington, Thomas

Abstract: Huntington details his visit to Mr. Kirtland’s school, recounting the success of the mission to the Oneidas, and the barriers to further missions.

Jacob Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 June 15

Manuscript Number: 769365

Date: 15 June 1769

Title: Jacob Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 June 15

Author: Johnson, Jacob W.

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Johnson writes about the prospect of war among the western nations of Indians.

Samson Occom, Journal, 1761 May 30 to July 7

Manuscript Number: 761330.1

Date: 30 May to 7 August 1761

Title: Samson Occom, Journal, 1761 May 30 to July 7

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom records events on his journey to Oneida country.

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