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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samuel Mather, 1761 February 3

Manuscript Number: 761153

Date: 3 February 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samuel Mather, 1761 February 3

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Mather, Samuel

Abstract: Wheelock writes to clarify that he will be educating Indian youths for the purpose of sending them on missions. He mentions Occom’s plan for a mission to the Oneidas.

Dennys DeBerdt, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 August 31

Manuscript Number: 761481

Date: 31 August 1761

Title: Dennys DeBerdt, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 August 31

Author: DeBerdt, Dennys

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: DeBerdt writes regarding various donations and fundraising efforts.

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.

Samuel Hopkins, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 September 30

Manuscript Number: 761530

Date: 30 September 1761

Title: Samuel Hopkins, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 September 30

Author: Hopkins, Samuel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Hopkins writes Wheelock about reports that Occom lacks tact in his dealings with the Oneidas, and that he is instructing them to leave off their Indian ways. He suggests that Occom may not be right for an Indian mission.

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.

William Gaylord, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock 1765 June 18

Manuscript Number: 765368.2

Date: 18 June 1765

Title: William Gaylord, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock 1765 June 18

Author: Gaylord, William

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Gaylord writes to Wheelock asking for news about Occom’s plans, mentioning rumors he has heard, and discussing attitudes for and against the School.

Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, letter, to The Long Island Presbytery, 1765 September 24

Manuscript Number: 765524

Date: 24 September 1765

Title: Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, letter, to The Long Island Presbytery, 1765 September 24

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

Recipient: Presbytery of Suffolk County

Abstract: The Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge writes seeking assistance from the Long Island Presbytery to offset Occom’s debts. Document also includes minutes from a meeting of the Board, with what appear to be mentions of other letters written to different organizations.

Eleazar Wheelock, recommendation, 1765 November 15

Manuscript Number: 765615

Date: 15 November 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, recommendation, 1765 November 15

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Wheelock recommends Whitaker and the Charity School to potential donors in England, Scotland and Ireland.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to The Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1765 December 16

Manuscript Number: 765666

Date: 16 December 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to The Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1765 December 16

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Abstract: This fragment of a letter written by Eleazar Wheelock briefly describes Occom's skills and history as a missionary.

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