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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.

David Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 January 21

Manuscript Number: 766121.2

Date: 21 January 1766

Title: David Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 January 21

Author: Fowler, David

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: David Fowler writes of the progress of his Indian school, the present religious state of the Indians and their want of a minister, news of Kirtland, and personal matters.

David Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 February 17

Manuscript Number: 766167.1

Date: 17 February 1766

Title: David Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 February 17

Author: Fowler, David

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Fowler writes from his mission to acknowledge Wheelock's admonition. He also mentions the progress of his school, and that he needs new clothes.

Samuel Kirkland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 6

Manuscript Number: 766206

Date: 6 March 1766

Title: Samuel Kirkland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 6

Author: Kirkland, Samuel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Kirkland writes a lengthy letter describing his work among the Senecas, and touching upon, among other things, his concerns regarding Chamberlain and his mission.

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.

Theophilus Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 April 26

Manuscript Number: 766276

Date: 26 April 1766

Title: Theophilus Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 April 26

Author: Chamberlain, Theophilus

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Chamberlin writes of his religious epiphany.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1766 July 24

Manuscript Number: 766424

Date: 24 July 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1766 July 24

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes to update Whitefield on the missions of Kirkland and others.

Theophilus Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 October 3

Manuscript Number: 766553

Date: 3 October 1766

Title: Theophilus Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 October 3

Author: Chamberlain, Theophilus

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Chamberlain relates the progress, or lack thereof, of his mission among the Mohawks.

Samuel Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 October 5

Manuscript Number: 766556.2

Date: 5 October 1766

Title: Samuel Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 October 5

Author: Johnson, Samuel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Johnson writes of the poor progress of his mission among the Mohawks, and gives news regarding other Wheelock missionaries in the vicinity.

Theophilus Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 October 27

Manuscript Number: 766577.2

Date: 27 October 1766

Title: Theophilus Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 October 27

Author: Chamberlain, Theophilus

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Chamberlain writes from his mission to report a great improvement in school and church attendance. He states that, in light of it, he intends to remain.

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