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Samuel Kirkland papers

Identifier: MS-867

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The papers of Samuel Kirkland contain diaries, correspondence, deeds, sermons, commonplace books and writings. The diaries chronicle his activities while working for the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge. Correspondents include his son John Thornton Kirkland, Timothy Pickering, Samuel Phillips, John Wheelock, Edward Wigglesworth and John Thornton. The correspondence reflects both Kirkland's interests and his concerns. The collection also includes Kirkland's 1794 "vindication" of charges levied against him by the Oneida peoples and writing and correspondence by John Thornton Kirkland.


  • 1764 - 1808


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


1.5 linear ft. (1 box)

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Additional Description


Samuel Kirkland (1741-1808), missionary. The collection consists of diaries kept while a missionary to the Oneida peoples and the Six Nations under the aegis of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge and Harvard College, correspondence with his son John Thornton Kirkland and others, writings, sermons and deeds.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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