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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Thomas Foxcroft, 1761 June 18

Manuscript Number: 761368.1

Date: 18 June 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Thomas Foxcroft, 1761 June 18

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Foxcroft, Thomas

Abstract: Wheelock writes of the mission of Occom and Fowler, and mentions the danger from Separatists who are preaching among the Indians.

Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 September 8

Manuscript Number: 764508.3

Date: 8 September 1764

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 September 8

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Occom is determined to set out on his long journey despite a scarcity of funding, and leaves his house and other business to be done upon Wheelock’s credit. He informs Wheelock that he has hired Mr. Peabody of Norwich Landing to get the materials that his house requires, and to hire hands and pay them. He notes that his family needs clothing and provisions.

Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1766 March 11

Manuscript Number: 766211

Date: 11 March 1766

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1766 March 11

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Occom, Mary (née Fowler)

Abstract: Occom details the items he is sending for his family from England, and tells of his inoculation by Mr. Whitaker just hours before.

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.

Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 November 12

Manuscript Number: 768612.1

Date: 12 November 1768

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 November 12

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Occom writes to explain his reasons for not visiting.

John Shattock, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1770 March 26

Manuscript Number: 770226.2

Date: 26 March 1770

Title: John Shattock, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1770 March 26

Author: Shattock, John Jr.

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Shattock tells Wheelock that his tribe, the Narragansetts, do not wish to move to New Hampshire on account of the colder climate.

Samson Occom, letter, to Susanna Wheatley, 1771 March 5

Manuscript Number: 771205.1

Date: 5 March 1771

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Susanna Wheatley, 1771 March 5

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheatley, Susanna

Abstract: Occom writes of the dire straits his family is under from lack of provisions, and of his trust in God. His eldest son has recently died. He requests a singing book for his children.

Samson Occom, journal, 1787 April 6

Manuscript Number: 787256

Date: 6 April 1787

Title: Samson Occom, journal, 1787 April 6

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom details his travels as an itinerant preacher through Long Island, Southern New England and Eastern New York.

Samson Occom, journal, 1784 May 8 to 1785 April 26

Manuscript Number: 784308

Date: 8 May 1784 to 26 April 1785

Title: Samson Occom, journal, 1784 May 8 to 1785 April 26

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom details his travels and activities during the period of May 8, 1784, through April 26, 1785.

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