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Thomas Huntington Letters

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Huntington, Thomas, 1745-1835.
Title: Thomas Huntington Letters
Inclusive Dates: 1769
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Letter and letter fragment from Thomas Huntington concerning his mission to the Oneida Indians.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Thomas Huntington (1745-1835) was an American physician, merchant, and (briefly) missionary to the Six Nations in Central New York. The Six Nations, also known as the Iroquois Confederacy, are a large and historically important confederacy of six Native American tribes of the northeastern United States: the Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora nations.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Thomas Huntington Letters consists of a manuscript letter dated 14 June 1769 (and an undated fragment of another letter) from Thomas Huntington presumably to his cousin Rev. Eleazar Wheelock concerning his mission to the Oneida Indians. The collection also includes modern photocopies of supplementary reference material about Huntington, Wheelock, and Samuel Kirkland.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Huntington, Thomas, 1745-1835.
Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779.

Corporate Bodies

Iroquois Indians -- Missions.
Oneida Indians -- Missions.
Six Nations -- Missions.


Indians of North America -- Missions.
Missionaries -- New York (State)


New York (State) -- History.

Genres and Forms


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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Thomas Huntington Letters,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2015.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 3 Mar 2015
Revision history:

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SC 738 Miscellaneous 1769

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