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McClure, David, 1748-1820



  • Existence: 1748 - 1820

David McClure was born on November 18, 1748 in Newport, Rhode Island. At the age of fifteen he was sent to Dr. Wheelock's school in Lebanon, Connecticut to prepare to become a missionary to the Indians. In 1765, he entered Yale College and graduated in 1769. After graduation, McClure took charge of Moor's Charity School in Lebanon, Connecticut. In 1770, he moved with the school to Hanover, NH, where he was head of school and tutor in Dartmouth College. In May 1772, he was ordained to go as missionaries to the Delaware Indians in Ohio but returned to New Hampshire in 1773. In 1776, McClure was installed pastor of the church at North Hampton. In 1777, he became a trustee of Dartmouth College and in 1800 received an honorary doctorate from the College. McClure died on June 25, 1820.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Pomeroy Letter

McClure Mss 781565
Identifier: Mss 781565
Scope and Contents Pomeroy writes to McClure from Hebron expressing his disappointment for not being able to visit him.

Benjamin Pomeroy Letter

McClure Mss 781612.1
Identifier: Mss 781612.1
Scope and Contents Pomeroy writes to McClure from Hebron stating he wants to hear from him.

Dartmouth College. Board of Trustees opinion

Mss 804562
Identifier: Mss 804562
Overview In English.

David McClure diary

Codex 003333
Identifier: 003333
Overview Diary of David McClure (1748-1820).

David McClure papers

McClure MS-1311
Identifier: MS-1311

Rev. John Smith letter

McClure Mss 791184
Identifier: Mss 791184
Scope and Contents Two page letter from Rev. John Smith of Dartmouth College to Rev. McClure information about a Mr. M.....n.

Thomas McClure letter, 1799-10-11

McClure MS-1311: David McClure papers
 Folder: 799561, Box: 3
Scope and Contents Three page letter from Tho. McClure of Bristol to D. McClure, informing him that he wishes him to send him Trumbull's "History of Connecticut." His sloop from the West Indies. His daughters' studies. His visit to relatives on Deer isle.