|Title||Benedict Arnold document set|
|Date||1776 June 24 [letter]|
|Description||1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801
Gansevoort, Leonard, 1751-1810
|Scope & Content||
Benedict Arnold document set. 1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.
The letter is addressed from Fort Edward, and asks Governor Gansevoort's assistance in helping his kinsman bring a parcel of goods from Ticonderoga to Albany [New York]. Gansevoort was the commander (Col.) at Fort George at the time.
Benedict Arnold portrait engraving. Engraving shows a profile of Benedict Arnold, with no signature or initials. It is inscribed below; "B Arnold."
Benedict Arnold (1741-1801): Born 14 January 1741 in Norwich, Colony of Connecticut, British America, died 14 June 1801 in
London. General during the American Revolutionary War, who fought for the American Continental Army, and later defected to the British Army, failing in an atttempt to help them secure West Point.
Possibly Leonard Gansevoort, colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.
|Admin/Biographical History||John S. H. Fogg, compiler of this collection, born in Eliot, Maine. Graduated from Bowdoin College in 1846, earned a degree in medicine from Harvard College in 1850 and established his practice in South Boston, Massachusetts. While a student at Bowdoin, Dr. Fogg developed a lifelong interest in collecting autograph letters and documents, particularly those relating to the history of the United States. Paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair in 1873, Fogg gave undivided attention to building his magnificent collection. Beginning in 1875, he had completed the task by 1881.|