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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.

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

Manuscript Number: 764475.3

Date: 25 August 1764

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

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipients: Occom, Samson; Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Copy of a letter in which Wheelock encloses the commission from Scotland for Occom's mission to the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), and advises him to find a donor to supply him with money.

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.

George Whitefield, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 May 11

Manuscript Number: 765311

Date: 11 May 1765

Title: George Whitefield, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 May 11

Author: Whitefield, George

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitefield writes to request an account of the school and its finances while he attempts to build support for it. He suggests that Wheelock be the person to accompany Occom on the fundraising trip to Europe.

Charles Jeffery Smith, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 October 6

Manuscript Number: 765556.1

Date: 6 October 1765

Title: Charles Jeffery Smith, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 October 6

Author: Smith, Charles Jeffery

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Smith writes to Wheelock about the fundraising tour, urging that it be postponed until Spring.

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.

John Brainerd, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 September 16

Manuscript Number: 766516.1

Date: 16 September 1766

Title: John Brainerd, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 September 16

Author: Brainerd, John

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Brainerd writes about the apprehension of the murderers of two Indian women, includes letters from Francis Alison and John Ewing recommending John G. Kals as a teacher and missionary, and gives his own recommendation of Kals, with reservations.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Robert Keen, 1766 December 4

Manuscript Number: 766654.1

Date: 4 December 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Robert Keen, 1766 December 4

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Keen, Robert

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Keen about money matters, selecting a potential site for the School, and the controversy regarding the letter sent to England by the New England Company. He also introduces William Samuel Johnson, newly appointed as Special agent for the Colony of Connecticut.

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.

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