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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1761 July 4

Manuscript Number: 761404

Date: 4 July 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1761 July 4

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Whitefield about first Occom's mission to the Oneidas, and about the difficulties of teaching Indian students. He mentions the idea of appealing to the Earl of Dartmouth for charity.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to William Livingston 1765 May 13

Manuscript Number: 765313.2

Date: 13 May 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to William Livingston 1765 May 13

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Livingston, William

Abstract: Wheelock updates Livingston about the resolution of charges against Occom, and requests assistance in securing passes for missionaries going among the Indians.

David Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 May 29

Manuscript Number: 765329.2

Date: 29 May 1765

Title: David Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 May 29

Author: Fowler, David

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Fowler reports on the progress of the mission at Oneida. He writes that Joseph Woolley was appointed schoolmaster at Onaquaga, and expresses concern for Mr. Kirtland.

Theophilus Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 December 23

Manuscript Number: 765673

Date: 23 December 1765

Title: Theophilus Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 December 23

Author: Chamberlain, Theophilus

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Chamberlain writes from his mission about the bad state of affairs among the Canajoharie Mohawks, and about how the Indian teachers sent out by Wheelock refuse to obey him.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 April 5

Manuscript Number: 766255

Date: 5 April 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 April 5

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Wheelock writes to update Whitaker -- in England on the fundraising tour of Great Britain -- on the progress of various students and missionaries, and on Whitaker’s family.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1766 July 24

Manuscript Number: 766424

Date: 24 July 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1766 July 24

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes to update Whitefield on the missions of Kirkland and others.

Hezekiah Calvin, letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 August 11

Manuscript Number: 766461.2

Date: 11 August 1766

Title: Hezekiah Calvin, letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 August 11

Author: Calvin, Hezekiah

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Calvin writes about his frustrations with trying to keep a school at Fort Hunter.

Samuel Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 October 5

Manuscript Number: 766556.2

Date: 5 October 1766

Title: Samuel Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 October 5

Author: Johnson, Samuel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Johnson writes of the poor progress of his mission among the Mohawks, and gives news regarding other Wheelock missionaries in the vicinity.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1769 March 9

Manuscript Number: 769209.2

Date: 9 March 1769

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1769 March 9

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Wheelock writes that he has heard rumours about Occom being drunk. He reports that Hezekiah Calvin is in prison for forging a pass for a Negro, and that Joseph Johnson has not been heard from.

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