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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.

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.

David Avery, letter, to David McClure, 1768 August 14

Manuscript Number: 768464.3

Date: 14 August 1768

Title: David Avery, letter, to David McClure, 1768 August 14

Author: Avery, David

Recipient: McClure, David

Abstract: Avery writes a collegial letter, over a few days and in segments, about the people and conditions at his mission. He notes that he will travel to Canajoharie to recruit an interpreter, and then writes from there as well.

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