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The project to digitize the Enslavement Documents from the Wheelock Collection focuses not only on Wheelock’s role as a slave owner, but also documents his involvement with the institution of slavery as it existed in Colonial Connecticut. Slavery as an institution existed throughout colonial America, but its manifestations varied from region to region. This project attempts to cast light on Wheelock’s -- and Dartmouth’s -- roles in the institution of slavery, as well as bringing to light the lives of enslaved people represented in the collection and also providing additional materials to inform the scholarly study of slavery in New England.

Enslavement Documents from the Wheelock Collection Document Index
Title
Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Stephen Williams, 1735 November 3
Nat'l Cushman, bill of sale, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1743 May 27
Abigail English, testimony, 1749 December 19
Hezekiah Huntington, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1749 December 30
Hezekiah Huntington, statement of Elizabeth Waterman, 1749-50 January 17
William Clark, bill of sale, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1757 February 2
Peter Spencer, bill of sale, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1760 April 26
Timothy Kimball and Elisha Wales, bill of sale, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761
Ann Morison, bill of sale, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1762 May 13
Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 October 4
Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to unknown, 1765 November 5
Noah Baldwin, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 December 24
Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to unknown, 1768 February 18
B. Bill, letter, to Exeter, 1768 December 21
B. Bill, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 December 21
Alex. Phelps, bill of sale, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 January 30
Theodora Phelps, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, unknown
Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Wheelock, 1769 April 12
Jacob Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 June 15
Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Wheelock, unknown
David Crosby, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1770 February 15
Jabez Bingham, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1770 September 5
Gideon Buckingham, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 December 13
Gideon Buckingham, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 February 17
Eleazar Wheelock, warrant, 1773 February 6
David Huntington et al, bond, 1773 February 8
Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Moses Little, 1770 May 6
Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Hubbard, 1775 February 7
Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Trumbull, 1775 August 28
Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Gideon Buckingham, 1775 December 23
Asa Foot, letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1775 December 30
Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Asa Foot, 1776 January 28
Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Asa Foot, 1776 March 26
Jabez Bingham Jr., letter, to Hezekiah Edgerton, 1777 August 25