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Virtual Discover Series: The Treasonous Correspondence of Benedict Arnold

December 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for an online presentation with Curator of Manuscripts Cheney J. Schopieray as he discusses one of the William L. Clements Library’s greatest treasures, the treasonous correspondence of Revolutionary War hero and turncoat Benedict Arnold. This discussion will explore the details of Arnold’s treason, the contents and methods of his clandestine correspondence, and his effectiveness as an informant.

Join us for an online presentation with Curator of Manuscripts Cheney J. Schopieray as he discusses one of the William L. Clements Library’s greatest treasures, the treasonous correspondence of Revolutionary War hero and turncoat Benedict Arnold. This discussion will explore the details of Arnold’s treason, the contents and methods of his clandestine correspondence, and his effectiveness as an informant.

Benedict Arnold portrait

Detail from “Colonel Arnold, who commanded the provincial troops sent against Quebec…” (1776)

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December 9
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