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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1761 November 25

Manuscript Number761625.1

Date25 November 1761



AbstractWheelock writes on the progress of the school and various missions, describes some of his Indian students, notes the support of William Johnson, and touches on Occom’s recent mission to the Oneidas.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1762 December 18

Manuscript Number762668.1

Date18 December 1762



AbstractWheelock discusses, among other things, the states of various missions, and the progress of the Indian Charity School.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Sir William Johnson, 1764 August 25

Manuscript Number764475.2

Date25 August 1764



AbstractWheelock writes to Johnson asking him to oversee Occom’s proposals to the Six Nations to receive missionaries and school teachers. He also asks that Johnson select 15 or 20 Indians of both sexes for education at the Indian Charity School.

Theophilus Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 July 29

Manuscript Number765429.1

Date29 July 1765



AbstractChamberlain writes from his mission with an account of work among the Indians, occurrences of problem drinking, a funeral, and weddings.

David Avery, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 October 10

Manuscript Number768560.1

Date10 October 1768



AbstractAvery writes from the congress at Fort Stanwix. He reports that Sir William Johnson may not be as friendly to the design as he appears, that the Indians are in danger of selling their lands for trinkets and blankets, and that efforts are being made to get them to prize their lands more dearly.

Joseph Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1775 February 14

Manuscript Number775164

Date14 February 1775



AbstractJohnson asks Wheelock to recommend him to John Rodgers so that the latter can petition for donations on Johnson’s behalf.

William Leete Stone, letter, to the President of Dartmouth College, 1866 December 12

Manuscript Number866662

Date12 December 1866



AbstractStone encloses a letter from “the first Indian student (or scholar)” at Dartmouth.

Samson Occom, journal, 1774 July 8 to August 14

Manuscript Number774408.2

Date8 July to 14 August 1774


AbstractOccom documents his and David Fowler's travels from Mohegan to Indian communities in Connecticut, Western Massachusetts and New York. The death of William Johnson, and the battles between the Shawnees and the Virginians are mentioned.

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