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Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 7

Manuscript Number: 766207.1

Date: 7 March 1766

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 7

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitaker, in London, writes that he has received letters from Wheelock, and that Wheelock should take care with regard to where he sends letters and what he writes, so that the Society in Scotland does not appropriate the money Whitaker, along with Occom, hopes to raise. Occom is shortly to be inoculated for small pox.

Robert Keen, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 August 20

Manuscript Number: 766470.1

Date: 20 August 1766

Title: Robert Keen, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 August 20

Author: Keen, Robert

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Keen writes a lengthy letter to Wheelock about the progress of the fundraising tour in England, and the management of the funds collected.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 February 12

Manuscript Number: 767162.1

Date: 12 February 1767

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 February 12

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitaker writes regarding several matters, including the slanders of the New England Company, General Lyman's progress in obtaining land, the necessity of formalizing the Charity School accounts, and the disbursement of a shipment of books. He notes that Whitefield suggests sending Indian baskets to the wives of donors, and that Occom proposes Long Island as a suitable new location for an Indian school.

Peter Jillard, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 March 2

Manuscript Number: 767202

Date: 2 March 1767

Title: Peter Jillard, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 March 2

Authors: Jillard, Peter; Moor’s Indian Charity School

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Jillard writes to express his admiration for Occom, and notes that his opinion is shared by many in Great Britain. He proposes that provision should be made for Occom and his family out of the funds collected.

Alexander Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 October 19

Manuscript Number: 767569

Date: 19 October 1767

Title: Alexander Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 October 19

Author: Chamberlain, Alexander Jr.

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Chamberlain copies an excerpt from a London paper about a local appearance by, and the successful fundraising activities of, Whitaker and Occom.

Charles Skelton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 March 8

Manuscript Number: 768208.2

Date: 8 March 1768

Title: Charles Skelton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 March 8

Author: Skelton, Charles

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Skelton writes in praise of Whitaker and Occom for their work in England, but warns against malicious people damaging the character of Whitaker.

Jeremiah Halsey, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 April 25

Manuscript Number: 768275.2

Date: 25 April 1768

Title: Jeremiah Halsey, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 April 25

Author: Halsey, Jeremiah

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Halsey writes that he has seen a document in which Whitaker vastly overestimates the number of Indians in America, and that people unfriendly to the design will take advantage of the opportunity to ridicule the school.

John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 February 28

Manuscript Number: 772178

Date: 28 February 1772

Title: John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 February 28

Author: Thornton, John

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Thornton writes a lengthy letter mentioning the conflict with Kirkland, doubt that the Trust in England will confirm Wheelock's charter, and rumors that the college is to come under Episcopal management. He believes that Wheelock is too trusting of Ralph Wheelock, and that Occom has been unfairly treated.

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