On October 17, 1777, British general John Burgoyne surrendered his army to American forces under Gen. Horatio Gates. To mark the 245th anniversary of this pivotal milestone in the Revolutionary War, this edition of Collections Corner features Library Director Ellen McCallister Clark discussing an unexpected treasure from our library collections, a 1770 edition of John Milton’s Paradise Lost which bears inscriptions by a British officer and an American officer whose paths crossed in the aftermath of the Saratoga campaign.
A 1770 Edition of John Milton’s Paradise Lost
Ellen McCallister Clark
October 24, 2022