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MS Am 1446

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

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Last update on 2013 January 16.

Descriptive Summary

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

Acquisition Information:

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

Access Restrictions:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

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

Use Restrictions:

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Historical Note

Arnold was a major-general in the American Revolution.


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Scope and Content

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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