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MS Am 1313

Arnold family. Arnold family transcripts, 1848-1849: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1313
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Arnold family.
Title: Arnold family transcripts,
Date(s): 1848-1849 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.1 linear feet (15 folders)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Manuscript transcripts of documents concerning the family of Benedict Arnold.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Bequest of Evert Jansen Wendell; received: 1918. Recataloged from the Autograph file.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Arnold Family Transcripts, 1848-1849 (MS Am 1313). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Benedict Arnold (1741-1801) was a general during the American Revolutionary War who originally fought for the American Continental Army but defected to the British Army. While a general on the American side, he obtained command of the fort at West Point, New York, and planned to surrender it to the British forces. After the plan was exposed in September 1780, he was commissioned into the British Army as a brigadier general.


Arranged as received. Items were numbered at an earlier date and that arrangement was maintained in the 2013 recataloging.

Scope and Contents

15 manuscript transcript copies of records, documents, and other papers from manuscript and archival repositories in Connecticut. Transcripts are in various hands, some hands are identified. Papers relate to Benedict Arnold, his estate and its confiscation, and his branch of the Arnold family. Includes genealogical information.
Collection included a typescript list of contents that was removed to the curatorial file.

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