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Eleazar Williams papers

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-999
Abstract Missionary to the Oneida Indians in New York and Green Bay, Wis. The mixed Indian-white descendant of Indian captive Eunice Williams of Deerfield, Mass., Williams was appointed a lay reader and catechist by Episcopal bishop John Henry Hobart and began work among the Oneida following the War of 1812. Three letters (1812-1858) and a claim decision (contemporary copy, 1838), together with twenty-nine sermons, letters, autobiographical excerpts, documents, essays, Indian language mss., etc.,...
Dates: 1758-1858

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  • Names: Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) X
  • Names: Williams, John X
  • Subject: Indians of North America -- New York (State) -- History -- Sources X