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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 Dennys DeBerdt, 1762 December 18

Manuscript Number: 762668.1

Date: 18 December 1762

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1762 December 18

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: DeBerdt, Dennys

Abstract: Wheelock discusses, among other things, the states of various missions, and the progress of the Indian Charity School.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Sir William Johnson, 1764 August 25

Manuscript Number: 764475.2

Date: 25 August 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Sir William Johnson, 1764 August 25

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Johnson, William

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Johnson asking him to oversee Occom’s proposals to the Six Nations to receive missionaries and school teachers. He also asks that Johnson select 15 or 20 Indians of both sexes for education at the Indian Charity School.

Theophilus Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 July 29

Manuscript Number: 765429.1

Date: 29 July 1765

Title: Theophilus Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 July 29

Author: Chamberlain, Theophilus

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Chamberlain writes from his mission with an account of work among the Indians, occurrences of problem drinking, a funeral, and weddings.

David Avery, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 October 10

Manuscript Number: 768560.1

Date: 10 October 1768

Title: David Avery, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 October 10

Author: Avery, David

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Avery writes from the congress at Fort Stanwix. He reports that Sir William Johnson may not be as friendly to the design as he appears, that the Indians are in danger of selling their lands for trinkets and blankets, and that efforts are being made to get them to prize their lands more dearly.

Joseph Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1775 February 14

Manuscript Number: 775164

Date: 14 February 1775

Title: Joseph Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1775 February 14

Author: Johnson, Joseph

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Johnson asks Wheelock to recommend him to John Rodgers so that the latter can petition for donations on Johnson’s behalf.

William Leete Stone, letter, to the President of Dartmouth College, 1866 December 12

Manuscript Number: 866662

Date: 12 December 1866

Title: William Leete Stone, letter, to the President of Dartmouth College, 1866 December 12

Author: Stone, William Leete

Recipient: Smith, Asa Dodge

Abstract: Stone encloses a letter from “the first Indian student (or scholar)” at Dartmouth.

Samson Occom, journal, 1774 July 8 to August 14

Manuscript Number: 774408.2

Date: 8 July to 14 August 1774

Title: Samson Occom, journal, 1774 July 8 to August 14

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom documents his and David Fowler's travels from Mohegan to Indian communities in Connecticut, Western Massachusetts and New York. The death of William Johnson, and the battles between the Shawnees and the Virginians are mentioned.

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