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Allyn Mather, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 October 22

Manuscript Number: 767572.3

Date: 22 October 1767

Title: Allyn Mather, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 October 22

Author: Mather, Allyn

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Mather reports on his journey to Yale.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter to Johnson, McClure, Avery, Mather, Frisbie, 1767 December 11

Manuscript Number: 767661.1

Date: 11 December 1767

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter to Johnson, McClure, Avery, Mather, Frisbie, 1767 December 11

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipients: Johnson, Samuel; McClure, David; Avery, David; Mather, Allyn; Frisbie, Levi

Abstract: Wheelock writes to his former students, now at Yale College, urging them to study Indian languages to prepare themselves for missionary work.

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.

Sylvanus Ripley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 September 24

Manuscript Number: 768524.2

Date: 24 September 1768

Title: Sylvanus Ripley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 September 24

Author: Ripley, Sylvanus

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Ripley writes to accept Wheelock’s invitation to write to him to improve his education. Ripley writes in support of the design to Christianize the Indians.

Levi Frisbie, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 December

Manuscript Number: 769690

Date: December 1769

Title: Levi Frisbie, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 December

Author: Frisbie, Levi

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Frisbie requests to be allowed to leave his mission and return to college.

David Avery, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 June 6

Manuscript Number: 771356

Date: 6 June 1771

Title: David Avery, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 June 6

Author: Avery, David

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Avery writes about his upcoming ordination and possible mission. He relates news of Occom and David Fowler, with brief excerpts of a letter from Fowler.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 July 25

Manuscript Number: 772425.2

Date: 25 July 1772

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 July 25

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes that he has drawn on Thornton for 50 pounds to discharge Occom’s debts in the hopes that Occom will go on a mission. He relates other news regarding Occom and Mr. Jewett, and notes that building is complete on the mills and a large barn.

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

Manuscript Number: 772523

Date: 23 September 1772

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

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Thornton about his failures with the Six Nations. Six days later, he writes again about improving prospects, as several boys are coming to the School, and Occom’s former haughtiness is softening. He also writes that the charges against his son Ralph are false.

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