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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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 April 5

Manuscript Number: 766255

Date: 5 April 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 April 5

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Wheelock writes to update Whitaker -- in England on the fundraising tour of Great Britain -- on the progress of various students and missionaries, and on Whitaker’s family.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1766 July 24

Manuscript Number: 766424

Date: 24 July 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1766 July 24

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes to update Whitefield on the missions of Kirkland and others.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to the Trust in England, 1767 October 8

Manuscript Number: 767558.1

Date: 8 October 1767

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to the Trust in England, 1767 October 8

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Trust in England

Abstract: Wheelock copies an extract from his son Ralph’s journal describing a trip to Oneida Country, and relates the progress of the mission work there.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Stephen Williams, 1767 October 16

Manuscript Number: 767566.3

Date: 16 October 1767

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Stephen Williams, 1767 October 16

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Williams, Stephen

Abstract: Wheelock writes to congratulate Williams on his recent marriage and to update him on the progress of the school and various missions.

Phineas Dodge, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 November 3

Manuscript Number: 767603

Date: 3 November 1767

Title: Phineas Dodge, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 November 3

Author: Dodge, Phineas

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Dodge writes regarding his trip to Oneida country, the danger from small pox, and a meeting with Sir William Johnson.

Aaron Kinne, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 June 23

Manuscript Number: 768373.1

Date: 23 June 1768

Title: Aaron Kinne, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 June 23

Author: Kinne, Aaron

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Kinne writes that the Oneidas have agreed to his proposal for a more permanent ministry.

David Avery, letter, to David McClure, 1768 August 14

Manuscript Number: 768464.3

Date: 14 August 1768

Title: David Avery, letter, to David McClure, 1768 August 14

Author: Avery, David

Recipient: McClure, David

Abstract: Avery writes a collegial letter, over a few days and in segments, about the people and conditions at his mission. He notes that he will travel to Canajoharie to recruit an interpreter, and then writes from there as well.

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