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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Sir William Johnson, 1761 June 9

Manuscript Number: 761359

Date: 9 June 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Sir William Johnson, 1761 June 9

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Johnson, William

Abstract: Wheelock introduces David Fowler and Samson Occom, and asks that six more boys from the Six Nations be brought by them to Wheelock for an education.

Eleazar Wheelock, letters, to Andrew Oliver and Gideon Hawley, 1761 June 10

Manuscript Number: 761360.1

Date: 10 June 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letters, to Andrew Oliver and Gideon Hawley, 1761 June 10

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipients: Oliver, Andrew; Hawley, Gideon

Abstract: Wheelock informs Oliver that the Onaquaga chiefs are planning a visit to Boston, and encloses a letter for Gideon Hawley that encourages Hawley to make a visit to Onaquaga, and to oversee Samuel Ashpo as a missionary. He mentions that Occom and David Fowler have set out on their mission to the Six Nations.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Thomas Foxcroft, 1761 June 18

Manuscript Number: 761368.1

Date: 18 June 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Thomas Foxcroft, 1761 June 18

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Foxcroft, Thomas

Abstract: Wheelock writes of the mission of Occom and Fowler, and mentions the danger from Separatists who are preaching among the Indians.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Benjamin Forfitt, 1763 September 8

Manuscript Number: 763508.1

Date: 8 September 1763

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Benjamin Forfitt, 1763 September 8

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Forfitt, Benjamin

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Forfitt thanking him for sending a chest of books for the School, and detailing troubles with the Indians that have prevented the missions of Charles Jeffrey Smith, Occom and Ashpo.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dr. Andrew Gifford, 1763 October 31

Manuscript Number: 763581

Date: 31 October 1763

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dr. Andrew Gifford, 1763 October 31

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Gifford, Andrew

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Dr. Gifford thanking him for his support at a time when hostilities with the Indians have stopped donations and interfered with missionary work. Wheelock asks Gifford to befriend General Lyman in England to advance the interests of the School.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 August 11

Manuscript Number: 764461

Date: 11 August 1764

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 August 11

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: A somewhat testy (partial) letter from Nathaniel Whitaker to Eleazar Wheelock details the controversy brewing between Occom and David Jewett.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to William Livingston, 1765 February 19

Manuscript Number: 765169.2

Date: 19 February 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to William Livingston, 1765 February 19

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Livingston, William

Abstract: Wheelock writes that Occom has had to return home from his mission, that the petition for incorporation has been postponed, and that the king would like the school to be moved to the Illinois River and put under Episcopal management.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1765 June 12

Manuscript Number: 765362.2

Date: 12 June 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1765 June 12

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: DeBerdt, Dennys

Abstract: Wheelock writes to tell DeBerdt of traveling with Occom and others to collect donations for the School, and to notify him that Occom and company should arrive in England in the fall.

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 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.

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