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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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1765 May 4 and 24

Manuscript Number: 765304

Date: 4 May 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1765 May 4 and 24

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes a long letter to Whitefield, detailing the events and outcome of the Occom-Jewett controversy, news about activities related to the School, and the plan to send Occom to fundraise in England.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1767 September 2

Manuscript Number: 767502.1

Date: 2 September 1767

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1767 September 2

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Wheelock writes that he is attempting to get a copy of the letter sent to England by the New England Company, and updates Whitkater on the progress of various missions.

Gain Miller, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 September 21

Manuscript Number: 768521.1

Date: 21 September 1768

Title: Gain Miller, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 September 21

Author: Miller, Gain

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Miller writes to Wheelock asking him to write to Thomas Clark, who has heard that the funds collected by Whitaker and Occom for the Indian School may be diverted.

Samson Occom, journal, 1787 December 10 to 1788 August 10

Manuscript Number: 787660.1

Date: 10 December 1787 to 10 August 1788

Title: Samson Occom, journal, 1787 December 10 to 1788 August 10

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom details his activities as an intinerant preacher and tribal leader as he travels throughout Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

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