Skip to main content

Viewing items 1 through 5 out of 5.

Narrow results by:

Document Type

Written By

Recipient

Year

Place

Event

Organization

Person

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.

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 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.

Ebenezer Cleveland, journal, 1768 October 18

Manuscript Number: 768568.1

Date: 18 October 1768

Title: Ebenezer Cleveland, journal, 1768 October 18

Author: Cleaveland, Ebenezer

Abstract: Cleveland reports on the Indian Congress at Fort Stanwix.

Samson Occom, letter, to John Thornton, 1777 January 1

Manuscript Number: 777101

Date: 1 January 1777

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to John Thornton, 1777 January 1

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Occom writes to thank Thornton for his generosity. He also bemoans the hardships brought on by the war, discusses the importance of keeping the Indians neutral, and asks for Thornton's assistance in getting money from the Society in Scotland for Progating Christian Knowledge.

Viewing items 1 through 5 out of 5.
Request served in 0.088 seconds.