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The Papers of Eleazar Wheelock

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The Reverend Eleazar Wheelock, c. 1794, by Joseph Steward. Courtesy Hood Museum of Art


(Microfilm Edition)

Dartmouth College

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Eleazar Wheelock (1711 –1779) was an American Congregational minister, orator, pioneer in the field of Native American education and educator in Lebanon, Connecticut for 35 years before founding Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. A major figure in the first Great Awakening, Wheelock was a visionary and a preacher of some renown, a career he continued at Dartmouth where, in addition to President, he was also Trustee, Professor of Divinity and Minister of the College Church. This edition includes his papers (1728–79) including early records of the college, Moor’s Indian Charity School, and the town of Hanover in what later became the State of New Hampshire.

16 reels, 297-page guide



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