Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779

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Eleazar Wheelock was born in Windham, Conn. in 1711. A Congregational minster, he was the founder and first president of Dartmouth College. He died in Hanover, N.H. in 1779.

From the description of Records, 1882-1965. (Dartmouth College Library). WorldCat record id: 237296583

American congregational divine. First president of Dartmouth College.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dartmouth College, 1773 Nov. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270587420

Eleazar Wheelock was born in Windham, Connecticut in 1711. A Congregational minister, he was the founder and first president of Dartmouth College. He founded Moor's Indian Charity School in 1754. He died in Hanover, New Hampshire in 1779.

From the description of Eleazar Wheelock papers, 1728-1779 (inclusive), [microform]. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 122390421

Clergyman; founder and president of Dartmouth College between 1769 and 1779.

From the description of Letter, 1775 May 5, to John Hurd. (Dartmouth College Library). WorldCat record id: 241706267

Avery graduated from Moor's Indian Charity School, run by Eleazar Wheelock, in 1764 and from Yale in 1769; at the time of this letter, he was a missionary to the Oneida people.

From the description of Letter, 1773 Jan. 9, to David Avery. (New Hampshire Newsp Project). WorldCat record id: 81364239

American Congregational divine; first president of Dartmouth College.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lebanon N.P., 1740/41 Jan. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270587639

Congregational clergyman, educator, author, and founder and first president of Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.

From the description of Papers, 1765-1818. (New Hampshire Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 71013683

Founder and president of Dartmouth College between 1769 and 1779.

From the description of Letter, 1777 March 13, to Philip Schuyler. (Dartmouth College Library). WorldCat record id: 241706418

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creatorOf Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. Letter, 1778 June 27, Hanover, N.H., to Gen. Gates, [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. Autograph letter signed : Lebanon N.P., 1740/41 Jan. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Curtiss, Israel. Letter, 1775 September 28, to Eleazar Wheelock. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. Eleazar Wheelock papers, 1728-1779 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Stiles, Ezra, 1727-1795. Ezra Stiles letter, 1767 November 4, to Eleazar Wheelock. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Occom, Samson, 1723-1792. Letter : Mohegan, [Conn.], to Eleazar Wheelock, [Hanover, N.H.], 1774 Mar. 14. Newberry Library
creatorOf Huntington, David, 1745-1812. Letter, 1774 Dec. 10, Ipswich, to Eleazar Wheelock. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Buell, Solomon. Letter, 1746 September 26, Easthampton, L.I., to Eleazar Wheelock, Lebenon [i.e. Lebanon]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Dartmouth College. Library. Correspondence concerning the Wheelock family, 1882-1965. New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Harlow, Thompson R. (Thompson Ritner), 1915-. Thompson R. Harlow papers, 1939-1992. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Connecticut. [Replica of plaque commemorating the founding of Moor's Indian Charity School]. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. Eleazar Wheelock letter and marriage certificate, 1740, 1757. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Wheelock, John, 1754-1817. Letter, 1779 February 8, Dresden, to Gen. Gates, [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Gunshanan, Robert. Letter, 1981 Feb. 12, Suffield, Conn., to Archivist, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. / Robert Gunshanan. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Barrett, Moses, d. 1762. Deed, 1755 June 28th, Lebanon, Conn. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Whitaker, Nathaniel, 1732-1795. Letter, 1770 March 22, Salem [Mass.], to Eleazar Wheelock, Lebanon, Conn. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Kirkland, Samuel, 1741-1808. Letters to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767-1768. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Stebbins, Samuel, 1751-1821. Letter, 1773 December 29, to Eleazar Wheelock. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Gilman, Peter, 1704-1788. Letter, 1772 May 11, Exeter, N.H., to Eleazar Wheelock, Hanover, N.H. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Moody, Samuel, 1726-1795. Letter, 1772, Aug. 13, Newbury, to A. Ruhamah Cutter, Portsmouth, [N.H.] / Samuel Moody. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Smith, John. Receipt for goods purchased by Rev'd. Eleazor Wheelock, [17--]. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. Letter, [between 1741-1766], to Governor Wentworth. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Whitaker, Nathaniel, 1730-1795. Letter, 1769 October 31, Salem, to Eleazar Wheelock, Lebanon [Conn.]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. Letter, 1777 March 13, to Philip Schuyler. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Wright, Seth, d. 1775. Correspondence, 1771-1775. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Whitefield, George. George Whitefield letter, 1766 February 27, to Peter Van Brugh Livingston. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Noel and Hazard. Letter to Eleazar Wheelock [manuscript], 1771 October 25. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Moor's Indian Charity School (Hanover, N.H.). Records, 1760-1915. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. Autograph letter signed : Dartmouth College, 1773 Nov. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Johnson, Joseph, 1751?-1777. Letter and petition, 1764-1775. Newberry Library
creatorOf Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. At an ecclesiastical council convened, in the Second Society in Lebanon, in Connecticut, for the ordination of Mr. Charles Jeffry [sic] Smith to the gospel ministry; with a special view to his mission to remote tribes of Indians in this land. June 30th, AD. 1763. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Mathewson, Louis Clark, 1884-1951. 175 ancestors of Richard Hovey, Dartmouth Class of 1885, [n.d.] Hanover, N.H. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. Letter, 1774 November 17, [Hanover, N.H.], to Rev. Maulner, [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. Bill of exchange, 1771 Oct. 17, between Eleazar Wheelock and John Thornton. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. Letter, Oct. 26, 1777, Dartmouth College, [Hanover, NH], to Reverend David Hall. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Woodward, Joseph G. (Joseph Gurley),. Woodward collection, 1728-1776. Florence Griswold Museum
creatorOf Philogrammatican Library (Lebanon, Conn.). Covenant, 1739 January 4. New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Mathewson, Louis Clark, b. 1884. [Genealogical information on Halsey Charles Edgerton, 1946 March-1949 June 20, Hanover, N.H.]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Occom, Samson, 1763?-1792. [Letter] 1764 August 22, Mohegan, [Conn. to] Eleazar Wheelock, Lebanon, [Conn.]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Brainerd, John, 1720-1781. Letters : Eggharbour and Princeton [N.J.], to Eleazer Wheelock, 1767 June 23 - 1774 Apr. 22. Newberry Library
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Johnson, Samuel, 1696-1772. Samuel Johnson papers, 1710-1971, bulk 1710-1772. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Hall, David, 1704-1789. Letter, 1777 November 7, Sutton [Mass.], to Eleazar Wheelock [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Benjamin Trumbull papers, 1629-1867 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. Letter, 1776 Apr. 17, Hanover, N.H., to Benedict Arnold, Quebec. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. Letter, 1773 Jan. 9, to David Avery. New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Wendell family papers, ca. 1620-1921. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. Letter, 1775 May 5, to John Hurd. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. Letter, 1766 August 1, Lebanon, to Jared Ingersoll [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Clap, Daniel, 1746-1817. Account book, 1774-1855. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution, 1740-1866 . Houghton Library.
referencedIn Landaff (N.H.). Records, 1765-1829. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Wheelock, John, 1754-1817. Memorandum of father's library purchased of Esq. Woodward, 1780, [Hanover, N.H.]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. Boston ship cover, 1769, addressed to Eleazar Wheelock, Lebanon, Connecticut. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Ledyard, John, 1771-1789. John Ledyard papers, 1772-ca. 1788. New London County Historical Society
creatorOf Williams, Stephen, 1693-1782. Letter, 1742/3 March 19, Longmeadow, Mass. to Eleazar Wheelock. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801. Correspondence, 1772-1782. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Woodbridge, Timothy. Letter, 1773 March 8, from Timothy Woodbridge, Stockbridge, [Mass.] to Rev. Wheelock, [Hanover, N.H.]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. Letter, 1779 February 6, Hanover, N.H., to Gen. Gates, [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Johnson, William, Sir, 1715-1774. Papers of Sir William Johnson, 1755-1774 (bulk 1763-1774). Library of Congress
creatorOf Whitaker, Nathaniel, 1730-1795. Letter, 1766 September 6, Bristol, to Eleazar Wheelock, Conn. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. Papers, 1765-1818. New Hampshire Historical Society Library
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Eells, Earnest E. Letter, 1979 July 24, Lakeland, Florida, to Kenneth C. Cramer, Hanover, N.H. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Frisbie, Levi, 1748-1806. Letter : Ipswich [Mass.], to Revd. Doctor [Eleazar] Wheelock, President of Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, 1775 Dec. 30. Newberry Library
creatorOf Sherburne, Henry, 1741-1825. Letter, 1763 Feb. 15, Portsmouth, [NH], to Eleazer Wheelock, Lebanon, [CT]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf McGregore, David, 1710-1777. Letter, 1774 July 8, Londonderry, N.H., to Eleazar Wheelock, Hanover, N.H. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Thornton, John, 1720-1790. Letter, 1769 August 26, Clapham, [Eng.], to Eleazar Wheelock, Lebanon, [N.H.]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. Records, 1882-1965. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Martin, John. Letter, [17--], to Eleazar Wheelock. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. Letter, 1776 Feb. 17, to Asa Foot. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn New England papers, 1648-1773 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Hosmer, James Bidwell, 1781-1878. Autograph collection, 1750-1863. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Gilman, Peter, 1704-1788. Letter, 1771 Feb. 5, Exeter, [N.H.], to the President of Dartmouth College. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. Letter 1774 June 19, Hanover, N.H. to William Samuel Johnson. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf McGregore, David, 1710-1777. Letter, 1773 April 22, Londonderry, N.H., to Eleazar Wheelock. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Commendation of Eleazar Wheelock and Moor's Charity School, [ca. 1768]. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Barlow, Joel, 1754-1812. Documents. 1774-1802. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Betts, Thaddeus. Thaddeus Betts letter, 1775 January 16, to Eleazar Wheelock, Hanover, New Hampshire. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Occom, Mary. Letter : Mohegan in New London, [Conn.], to [Eleazar] Wheelock, [Lebanon, Conn.], 1767 Jan. 15. Newberry Library
creatorOf Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. Letter, 1775 Jan. 10, to Nathaniel Carter. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Whitaker, Nathaniel, 1730-1795. Letter, 1769 December 5, Salem, to Eleazar Wheelock, Lebanon [Conn.]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Pomeroy, Benjamin, 1704-1784. Letter, [1770?], to Eleazer Wheelock. New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Everett, William, 1839-1910. Lectures on six provincial worthies / by William Everett, 1903 April 1-May 6. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Hawley, Gideon, 1727-1807. Letters : Mashpee, Mass., 1770-1775. Newberry Library
referencedIn Account summary, Eleazar Wheelock family, [17--]. New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Wight, Lemuel. Deed, 1768 July 30, conveying tract to Elisha and Ichabod Bullen. New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Trumbull, Benjamin, 1735-1820. Benjamin Trumbull papers, 1629-1867 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Whipple, Oliver, 1743-1813. Letter, 1773 Aug. 18, Portsmouth, N.H., to Eleazar Wheelock. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Kirkland, Samuel, 1741-1808. Papers, 1764-1808. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Buckminster, Joseph, 1751-1812. Letter, 1773 Jan. 6, Rutland, [Mass.], to Eleazar Wheelock. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. Eleazar Wheelock papers, 1728-1779 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Maltby family genealogical notes, [17--]. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. Letter, 1740 April 23, Lyme, Conn., to Sarah Wheelock, Lebanon, Conn. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Benedict Arnold Letter Volume, 1772-1782 @ 2010 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Chase, Jonathan, 1732-1800. Papers, 1768-1799. New Hampshire Historical Society Library
creatorOf Jaffrey, George, 1717-1801. Letter, 1774 Aug. 11, Portsmouth, [N.H.], to Eleazar Wheelock, Hanover, [N.H.]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Kirkland, Samuel, 1741-1808. Papers 1765-1808. Hamilton College, Daniel Burke Library
referencedIn M'Clure, David, 1748-1820. Letter, 1770 Mar. 19, Lebanon, Conn., to Samuel Kirkland. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. Eleazar Wheelock receipt, 1775 March 23, to Elizabeth Smith. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Sergeant, John, 1747-1824. Letters, 1773 April 5-1775 Jan. 30, Stockbridge, [Mass.] to Eleazar Wheelock. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Dartmouth College. Trustees. Committee to Examine the Relation of the College and the Schools. Records, 1789-1893. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Eleazar Wheelock account, [17--]. New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Avery, David, 1746-1818. David Avery papers, 1771-1817. Connecticut Historical Society
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associatedWith Woodward, Joseph G. (Joseph Gurley), person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Connecticut--Lebanon
New Hampshire--Hanover
Connecticut--Norwich
United States
Hanover (N.H.)
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
Connecticut--Lebanon (Town)
Hanover (N.H.)
Great Britain
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
New Hampshire--Hanover
Hanover (N.H.)
Subject
Missionaries--Training of
Indians of North America--Missions
Monarchy
Ordination
Councils and synods
Education
Universities and colleges
Weaving
Measles
Oneida Indians
Clergy
Congregational churches--Clergy
Indians of North America--Education
Schools
African Americans--History--18th century--Sources
Occupation
College presidents--New Hampshire--Hanover
Educators
Function

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Birth 1711-04-22

Death 1779-04-24

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