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Samson Occom, journal, 1765 November 21

Manuscript Number: 765621.6

Date: 21 November 1765

Title: Samson Occom, journal, 1765 November 21

Author: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Occom details the events of his time in Great Britain.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 7

Manuscript Number: 766207.1

Date: 7 March 1766

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 7

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitaker, in London, writes that he has received letters from Wheelock, and that Wheelock should take care with regard to where he sends letters and what he writes, so that the Society in Scotland does not appropriate the money Whitaker, along with Occom, hopes to raise. Occom is shortly to be inoculated for small pox.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1766 May 14

Manuscript Number: 766314

Date: 14 May 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1766 May 14

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipients: Whitefield, George; Six Nations

Abstract: Wheelock writes that Whitefield’s zeal will be rewarded with blessings, that he has sent for Indian rarities with which to gift Lord Dartmouth, and that he is waiting for Kirtland to return from the Senecas to hear of their situation.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Lord Dartmouth, 1766 September 4

Manuscript Number: 766504.4

Date: 4 September 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Lord Dartmouth, 1766 September 4

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Legge, William

Abstract: Wheelock asks for Lord Dartmouth’s help in petitioning the King for a grant of land for his Indian Charity School.

Samson Occom and Nathaniel Whitaker, agreement, 1766 October 15

Manuscript Number: 766565.2

Date: 15 October 1766

Title: Samson Occom and Nathaniel Whitaker, agreement, 1766 October 15

Abstract: A copy of the agreement in which Whitaker and Occom promise that money collected in Devon County shall be delivered into the hands of the trustees in London.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to the Trust in England, 1767 October 8

Manuscript Number: 767558.1

Date: 8 October 1767

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to the Trust in England, 1767 October 8

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Trust in England

Abstract: Wheelock copies an extract from his son Ralph’s journal describing a trip to Oneida Country, and relates the progress of the mission work there.

Eleazar Wheelock, draft of will, 1768 April 14

Manuscript Number: 768264

Date: 14 April 1768

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, draft of will, 1768 April 14

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: A draft of Wheelock’s will.

John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 May 12

Manuscript Number: 772312.1

Date: 12 May 1772

Title: John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 May 12

Author: Thornton, John

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Thornton sends a copy of a letter from the Trustees in England to Occom (dated May 5, 1772), granting him 50 pounds, then 25 pounds a year to Christianize Indians. Thornton also exhorts Wheelock to be more charitable in his judgment towards Kirkland and Occom, both of whom he admires.

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