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George Whitefield papers

00-ca 1890-19-0

Identifier: 00-ca 1890-19-0

Scope and Contents

George Whitefield papers (ca 1890-19-0) consist of 3 samples of calligraphy and a letter to Rev. Amos Bassett in which he describes trouble he is having with Wheelock, who kicks him and threatens to kill him. He asks to be permitted to go to school in Mackinaw and describes other students who also have trouble with Wheelock.


  • created: 1826


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

George Whitefield attended the Cornwall Mission School. His native name was listed as Catitugegwonhale. The documents he created are signed "George Whitefield of the Chippeway Nation" One document indicates that he was 14 years of age in November of 1826.


3.00 folders

0.00 Linear Feet

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Custodial History

old acc. # M.S. 96 p. 24; M.S. 96 p.25; M.S. 96 p. 26 (2); M.S. p.27.    Presumed to have been donated in 1890.

Source of Acquisition

Dwight C. Kilbourn

Method of Acquisition


Related Materials

Colored drawing in ink and gouache of two soldiers fencing with swords. circa 1826 Currently housed in Curatorial Center with framed objects. Drawing in ink and gouache - Sketch of Cornwall Valley, circa 1824. Currently housed in Curatorial Center with framed objects.

Other Descriptive Information

This collection was processed with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).

George Whitefield papers
Lee S. Cook
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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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