Microfilm Edition of the Papers of Eleazar Wheelock: Together With the Early LD Archives of Dartmouth College & Moor's Indian Charity School, and Records of the Town of Hanover, New Hampshire Through the Year 1779. MIC Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. Hanover, New Hampshire: Dartmouth College Library, 1971.
MIC FLM LD1428.3 W44X 16 reels. 35 mm.
Eleazar Wheelock, 1711-1779, was a Congregational minister and educator. He tutored Samson Occom, a Mohegan Indian who became a Christian and a famous missionary, from 1743-47, and became interested in converting and educating Indians. He sent a group, headed by Samson Occom, to England to raise money for a school. In 1754, Mr. Wheelock founded Moor's Indian Charity School in Lebanon, Connecticut, to convert and educate Indian boys, which he ran with mixed results. He decided to expand the school into a college, an idea which was opposed in some quarters and which caused a permanent break with Samson Occom. Eleazar Wheelock obtained permission to set up a college in New Hampshire, and in 1769 established Dartmouth College, where he served as president until his death.
This set reproduces nearly 5000 items from the Dartmouth College Archives that "document the career of Eleazar Wheelock" and "the early history of Dartmouth, Moor's Indian Charity School, and the town of Hanover."
As arranged in the Dartmouth College Archives.
MIC FLM LD 1428.3 W44X GUIDE
A Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Papers of
Eleazar Wheelock. Hanover, New Hampshire: Dartmouth College Library, 1971. A detailed checklist of items, with an index. This guide is also reproduced as the first item on reel 1.
Indians of North America
Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779