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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 Samson Occom, 1764 August 25

Manuscript Number: 764475.4

Date: 25 August 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1764 August 25

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Occom enclosing the commission from Scotland for his mission to the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), and advises him to find a donor to supply him with money.

George Whitefield, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 September 5

Manuscript Number: 764505

Date: 5 September 1764

Title: George Whitefield, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 September 5

Author: Whitefield, George

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitefield writes that he cannot support Occom and his companion in their intended mission, and that he doubts the wisdom of moving Occom from Mohegan.

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.

Samson Occom, journal, 1789 May 11 to 1790 January 10

Manuscript Number: 789311

Date: 11 May 1789 to 10 January 1790

Title: Samson Occom, journal, 1789 May 11 to 1790 January 10

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom details his travels through New York and New England, from May 11, 1789, to January 10, 1790.

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