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Hezekiah Calvin, Latin mottoes, 1759 November 19, with a note from Eleazar Wheelock

Manuscript Number: 759619

Date: 19 November 1759

Title: Hezekiah Calvin, Latin mottoes, 1759 November 19, with a note from Eleazar Wheelock

Authors: Calvin, Hezekiah; Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Latin mottoes copied by Hezekiah Calvin, with a note by Eleazar Wheelock about the writer, pointing out his age as 11 years old.

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.

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.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Moses Peck, 1764 October 23

Manuscript Number: 764573.2

Date: 23 October 1764

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Moses Peck, 1764 October 23

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Peck, Moses

Abstract: Whitaker writes about his disappointment in Occom’s return from his mission, and endorses the proposal to send Kirtland on a mission. Whitaker notes that those not involved in missionary efforts are too quick to judge when those efforts fail.

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.

Robert Keen, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 November 14

Manuscript Number: 768614

Date: 14 November 1768

Title: Robert Keen, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 November 14

Author: Keen, Robert

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Keen writes that the trust in England has sent its Declaration of Trust, and has agreed to pay Samuel Kirkland a hundred pounds. He also discusses the Charity School accounts and requests that Wheelock send narratives of the conversion of Indians. An account of donors and money donated is included.

Moses Peck, letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 August 29

Manuscript Number: 769479

Date: 29 August 1769

Title: Moses Peck, letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 August 29

Author: Peck, Moses

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Peck writes a conversational letter to inform Wheelock of his progress in locating some books, and to express his happiness with Kirkland's progress among the Oneidas.

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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