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Collection 126 Papers of Eleazar Wheelock

Identifier: CN 126

Scope and Contents

Manuscripts, diaries, journal, minute books, ledgers, sermons, biographer's manuscripts, and diplomas, documenting Eleazar Wheelock's career, and the histories of Dartmouth College, Moor's Indian Charity School, and the town of Hanover, New Hampshire.

The microfilmed materials in this collection are from Dartmouth College Archives. They document the career of Eleazar Wheelock, and the histories of Dartmouth College, Moor's Indian Charity School, and the town of Hanover through the year of Wheelock's death in 1779.

The catalogued items in the general manuscripts collection of the Dartmouth Archives are arranged by their identifiying numbers. For detailed explanation of the numbering system and a complete listing of entries, please consult the book entitled A Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Papers of Eleazar Wheelock, located on the New Hampshire shelf in the Reading Room.

A collection of papers containing correspondence from Wheelock's biographer, Rev. David McClure, is also found on the microfilm copy. Items stored in the Dartmouth Archives' vault and small print case were also filmed as units.

The order of items on the microfilm is as follows: the general manuscript collection, dated and then undated papers; McClure manuscripts, dated and undated; "vault" materials (journals, letter books, minutes, ledgers); "small print cases" (three early diplomas).


  • Created: 1728-1779

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Biographical Information

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.


16.00 Reels of microfilm

Language of Materials


Accruals and Additions

The microfilm in this collection was purchased by the Billy Graham Center Archives from Dartmouth College.

No Accession #

June 18, 1980

Mary Ann Buffington

S. Kouns

Collection 126 Papers of Eleazar Wheelock
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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