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Guide to the Horatio Gates papers, 1726-1828 (bulk 1774-1780) MS 240

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806
Title: Horatio Gates papers
Dates: 1726-1828 (bulk 1774-1780)
Abstract: The collection documents the military career of Horatio Gates (1728-1806). Gates served as a lieutenant in the British military (1749-1769) and as a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1774-1783). The collection includes extensive correspondence with British and American military figures, merchants and politicians, including Benedict Arnold, John Burgoyne, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and others. The collection also contains the Articles of Convention, which defined the terms of British surrender at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777.
Quantity: 23.0 Linear feet (40 boxes, 8 volumes, 20 microfilm reels)
Call Phrase: MS 240