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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1749 September 6

Manuscript Number749506

Date6 September 1749

AuthorWheelock, Eleazar

RecipientOccom, Samson

AbstractWheelock writes to express his belief that Occom should take a school, provided he neither strains his eyes nor renders himself otherwise unavailable to the Honorable Commissioners.

Solomon Williams, letter, to Samson Occom, 1749 September 7

Manuscript Number749507

Date7 September 1749

AuthorWilliams, Solomon

RecipientOccom, Samson

AbstractWilliams advises Occom to follow the advice given by Wheelock (see manuscript 749506).

Samson Occom, journal, 1750 June 21 to 1751 February 9

Manuscript Number750421

Date21 July 1750

AuthorOccom, Samson

AbstractOccom details his travels along the East Coast from the autumn of 1750 to the late winter of 1751.

Samson Occom, herbal remedies and letter fragment

Manuscript Number754900.2


AuthorOccom, Samson

AbstractHerbal remedies and a letter fragment.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Andrew Oliver, 1756

Manuscript Number756900.1


AuthorWheelock, Eleazar

RecipientOliver, Andrew

AbstractWheelock writes about the new Indian charity school, and relates the progress of his students and his hopes for an incorporation from the Crown.

Samson Occom, letter, to Unknown, 1756

Manuscript Number756900.2


AuthorOccom, Samson

AbstractA letter to an unknown donor expressing thanks.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Colonel Henchman and The Boston Commissioners, February 1756

Manuscript Number756190

DateFebruary 1756

AuthorWheelock, Eleazar

RecipientsHenchman; Boston Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

AbstractWheelock describes Occom's duties, notes that Occom is in debt, and proposes that he be given aid.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Colonel Henchman, 1756 September 20

Manuscript Number756520

Date20 September 1756

AuthorWheelock, Eleazar


AbstractWheelock writes a draft of a letter discussing the intended charter for the Charity School.

Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1756 November 12

Manuscript Number756612.3

Date12 November 1756

AuthorOccom, Samson

RecipientWheelock, Eleazar

AbstractOccom writes to Wheelock about the concerns for his safety voiced by the Haudenosaunees he visited the previous Fall. He also notes troubles with the Delaware (Lenape) Indians.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1757 January 7

Manuscript Number757107

Date7 January 1757

AuthorWheelock, Eleazar

RecipientOccom, Samson

AbstractWheelock notifies Occom of a communication with the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, in which the Commission recommends Occom for ordination. Wheelock feels it is more proper for the local presbytery to examine Occom for ordination, and requests that they provide testimonials of his character as soon as possible.

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