Skip to main content

Viewing items 1 through 10 out of 14.

Narrow results by:

Document Type

Written By

Recipient

Year

Place

Event

Organization

Person

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1761 May 4

Manuscript Number: 761304.1

Date: 4 May 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1761 May 4

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: DeBerdt, Dennys

Abstract: Wheelock writes that he is seeking an incorporation, and that Occom has preached in Wheelock’s pulpit prior to leaving for his mission to the Oneidas.

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.

Solomon Williams, letter, to Rev. Samuel Wood, 1761 November 12

Manuscript Number: 761662.1

Date: 12 November 1761

Title: Solomon Williams, letter, to Rev. Samuel Wood, 1761 November 12

Author: Williams, Solomon

Recipient: Wood, Samuel

Abstract: Williams writes a lengthy letter regarding news of his sister-in-law, events in Great Britain and in the colonies, and the desire of various tribes to receive missionaries. Mention is made of Samson Occom.

Minutes of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1764 July 4

Manuscript Number: 764404

Date: 4 July 1764

Title: Minutes of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1764 July 4

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

Abstract: A copy of minutes refer to the formation of the Connecticut board, and to Occom's employment by the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America.

Samson Occom, narrative, 1765 November 28

Manuscript Number: 765628.1

Date: 28 November 1765

Title: Samson Occom, narrative, 1765 November 28

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom writes a brief account of his life and education.

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.

Aaron Kinne, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 December 1

Manuscript Number: 766651.4

Date: 1 December 1766

Title: Aaron Kinne, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 December 1

Author: Kinne, Aaron

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Kinne reports from his travels to scout new Indian students and locations for missions and schools.

Robert Cottle, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 December 9

Manuscript Number: 766659

Date: 9 December 1766

Title: Robert Cottle, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 December 9

Author: Cottle, Robert

Recipient: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Cottle informs Whitaker of potential donors. There is also the text of a notice that Occom will preach the next Sabbath in Frog Lane.

David Avery, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 May 26

Manuscript Number: 767326.2

Date: 26 May 1767

Title: David Avery, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 May 26

Author: Avery, David

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Avery writes to express his desire, and list his reasons, for going to college rather than early into missionary work.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to John Erskine, 1767 June 17

Manuscript Number: 767367.2

Date: 17 June 1767

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to John Erskine, 1767 June 17

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Erskine, John

Abstract: Whitaker writes to Erskine about the terms of the Trust and to debunk charges made against Wheelock that he is promoting Presbyterianism.

Viewing items 1 through 10 out of 14.
Request served in 0.261 seconds.