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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 John Erskine, 1763 September 21

Manuscript Number: 763521.2

Date: 21 September 1763

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Erskine, 1763 September 21

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Erskine, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes to update Erskine on the the missions of Occom and Ashpo, and relates the dangers of an impending war with the Indians.

Ralph Wheelock, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 December 30

Manuscript Number: 763680

Date: 10 December 1763

Title: Ralph Wheelock, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 December 30

Author: Wheelock, Rodulphus

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Ralph writes to his father from New York City regarding meetings with donors, including the Earl of Stirling, as well as with George Whitefield, who is also trying to secure funds. He mentions that Occom is arriving from Long Island to preach.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Erskine 1764 September 9

Manuscript Number: 764529

Date: 9 September 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Erskine 1764 September 9

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Erskine, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes that Occom was unable to join General Johnson on his way to visit remote tribes, and details George Whitefield's activities during his visit to America, including his plan to take Occom to England to raise funds for the school. Wheelock also discusses the supplies needed for schools among the Indians.

John Smith, letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 August 25

Manuscript Number: 765475.1

Date: 25 August 1765

Title: John Smith, letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 August 25

Author: Smith, John

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Smith urges Wheelock to send Occom to England as soon as possible, and details contributions already raised.

John Smith, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 September 11

Manuscript Number: 765511.1

Date: 11 September 1765

Title: John Smith, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 September 11

Author: Smith, John

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Smith repeats the contents of his letter of August 25, which he fears has not arrived, urging that Occom come to England without delay, and detailing the contributions already collected.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to John Erskine, 1767 June 17

Manuscript Number: 767367.2

Date: 17 June 1767

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to John Erskine, 1767 June 17

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Erskine, John

Abstract: Whitaker writes to Erskine about the terms of the Trust and to debunk charges made against Wheelock that he is promoting Presbyterianism.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 May 23

Manuscript Number: 772323

Date: 23 May 1772

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 May 23

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Thornton regarding several matters, including Thornton's warnings about Wheelock’s son Ralph, and Thornton's offer to pay Wheelock’s debt. He gives news of Occom and other potential missionaries.

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