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Title Letter [manuscript]: Mohegan in New London, [Conn.], to [Eleazar] Wheelock, [Lebanon, Conn.], 1767 Jan. 15
Author Occom, Mary
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: January 15, 1767, letter from Mary Occom to Eleazer Wheelock, regarding the behavior of her son, Aaron, who Wheelock had agreed to take into his Indian Charity School at Lebanon, Conn. The second child (b. 1753) and wayward son of Mary and Samson Occom, Aaron attended Wheelock’s school three times, with poor results. He married Ann Robin, a Wangunk Indian, and died in 1771.
Names Wheelock, Eleazar (1711-1779); Occom, Aaron (1753-1771); Occom, Samson (1723-1792); Robin, Ann
Places Mohegan, New London, Lebanon, Connecticut, United States
Keywords school, education, religion, Christianity, children, family life
Theme Missionaries and Education
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Montauk Indian, daughter of James and Elizabeth Fowler, and wife of Indian clergyman and missionary Samson Occom.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 655
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue