John Wheelock papers, 1772-1827 Rauner Manuscript MS-934

Introduction to the Collection

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.

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