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MS Am 1446

Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801. Benedict Arnold papers, 1765-1886: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1446
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801.
Title: Benedict Arnold papers,
Date(s): 1765-1886 (inclusive), 1775-1806 (bulk).
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of American major-general Benedict Arnold.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

56M-54. Gift of Frances Loeb and John L. Loeb in memory of Greenough Fuller; received: 1956.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Benedict Arnold Papers, 1765-1886 (MS Am 1446). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Arnold was a major-general in the American Revolution.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, legal documents, and financial papers pertaining to the lives of Benedict Arnold, his second wife Margaret Shippen Arnold, their children, and her family. Includes army commands issued by Arnold and other American officers such as Ethan Allen; letters by and portraits of British officer John André; correspondence between the Arnold family in England and elsewhere and the Shippens and Burds in the U.S.; and wills and other documents concerning court cases and estates.

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