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John Wheelock papers

MS-934
 Collection
Identifier: MS-934
The papers of John Wheelock consist of approximately 100 documents. They contain the correspondence of Dartmouth's second president and his wife's family, including the Suhm, von Beverhout, and Boudinot families of New Jersey and St. Thomas, VI. The papers document life at Beverwyck, Maria Suhm Wheelock's family home in New Jersey, her stay there during the birth of her daughter, and the difficulties of travel between New Jersey and Hanover, NH. Also included is some correspondence between John Wheelock's daughter Maria and William Allen, whom she later married, and correspondence between Hanover attorney Mills Olcott and the Presbyterian Church concerning John Wheelock's bequest to the church and the resulting Wheelock endowment at the Princeton Theological Seminary.

Dates

  • 1772 - 1827

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright on this material has not been evaluated. You are free to use this material in any way that is permitted by copyright that applies to your use.

Extent

.5 linear ft. (1 box)

Overview

John Wheelock (1754-1817), second president of Dartmouth College. Dartmouth College Class of 1771. The papers contain the personal correspondence of John Wheelock and of his wife, Maria Suhm Wheelock, documenting family life in New Jersey and Hanover, New Hampshire. Also includes correspondence between John Wheelock's daughter, Maria, and William Allen, and correspondence between Mills Olcott and the Presbyterian Church concerning John Wheelock's bequest to the church, and the resulting Wheelock endowment at the Princeton Theological Seminary.

Repository Details

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA