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Title Letters [manuscript]: Mashpee, Mass., 1770-1775
Author Hawley, Gideon (1727-1807)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Two letters: Dec. 31, 1770, to Samuel Cooper, pastor of Boston’s Brattle Square Church, describing instances of longevity mainly among the Mashpee Indians of his acquaintance (forwarded in 1793 to Dr. Nathl. Freeman, Sandwich); and Aug. 10, 1775, to Eleazar Wheelock, founder and president of Dartmouth College, praising the preaching to the Indians of Wheelock’s student, Samuel Gilbert, and hoping that Gilbert might receive payment from Mr. Phillips of the commissioners (probably of Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the Parts Adjacent in America).
Names Cooper, Samuel (1725-1783); Wheelock, Eleazar (1711-1779); Gilbert, Samuel
Places Mashpee, Massachusetts, United States
Keywords missionary, health, Christianity, payment, British America, Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the Parts Adjacent in America
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Congregational clergyman and Yale graduate who served as a missionary to the Stockbridge Indians, 1752-1754; among the Iroquois on the New York frontier, 1754-1756; and to the Mashpee Indians, 1758-1807.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 374
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue