Arnold, Margaret Shippen, 1760-1804
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Margaret (Peggy) Shippen Arnold (1760-1804) was the second wife of Benedict Arnold, with whom he had five children. Though her involvement in her husband's treason against the United States and association with the British is not clear, she did move the family with him to England and then to Canada and finally back to England where they lived in exile. Benedict Arnold died in 1801 and Margaret provided for her family, managing business affairs for her children and also his children from a...
Dates: 1781-1991; Majority of material found in 1798-1847
Overview Scrapbook created by Helen Chadwick, Great-Granddaughter of Benedict Arnold. The scrapbook begins with a genealogy of the Arnold Family. There are clippings of ''days in history'' for days relevant to Benedict Arnold's history, and information about the countryside and houses related to the Arnold story, as well as handwritten copies of published pieces and family documents and correspondence.
Scope and Contents Series 3 includes journal articles about Margaret Shippen Arnold, notes written by University of Denver Associate Professor of History Joyce D. Goodfriend (who published a journal article that contains transcripts of several of the letters), and correspondence about the collection.
Scope and Contents Series 2 contains papers relating to the Arnold family, including Power of Attorney papers between Benedict Arnold and his sons Richard and Henry Arnold dated 1798, as well as receipts and business correspondence relating to their land in Canada.