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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Mr. Whitefield, 1759 November 3

Manuscript Number: 759603

Date: 3 November 1759

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Mr. Whitefield, 1759 November 3

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes of the progress at his school, and of the conditions under which he looks for more Indian pupils as well as public charity. He also mentions the ordination of Occom.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1761 November 16

Manuscript Number: 761616

Date: 16 November 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1761 November 16

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: DeBerdt, Dennys

Abstract: Wheelock reports on the progress of the school and various missions.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1761 November 25

Manuscript Number: 761625.1

Date: 25 November 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1761 November 25

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes on the progress of the school and various missions, describes some of his Indian students, notes the support of William Johnson, and touches on Occom’s recent mission to the Oneidas.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Solomon Williams, 1764 December

Manuscript Number: 764690.1

Date: December 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Solomon Williams, 1764 December

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Williams, Solomon

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Solomon Williams about plans to send John Brainerd with Occom to England to raise funds for the School.

John Smith and Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 December 22

Manuscript Number: 764672

Date: 22 December 1764

Title: John Smith and Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 December 22

Authors: Smith, John; Peck, Moses

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Smith and Peck write regarding the prospective trip to Great Britain.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter to Solomon Williams, 1765 February 26

Manuscript Number: 765176

Date: 26 February 1756

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter to Solomon Williams, 1765 February 26

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Williams, Solomon

Abstract: Wheelock writes to urge Williams to call a meeting of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge.

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.

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.

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