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MS Am 1398

Forbes, John Murray, 1813-1898, recipient. John Murray Forbes letters from various correspondents, 1861-1914: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1398
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Forbes, John Murray, 1813-1898, recipient.
Title: John Murray Forbes letters from various correspondents,
Date(s): 1861-1914.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters to American businessman John Murray Forbes as well as letters about him to his daughter Sarah Forbes Hughes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

54M-289. Gift of W. Cameron Forbes; received: 1952.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

John Murray Forbes Letters from Various Correspondents, 1861-1914 (MS Am 1398). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Forbes was a Boston businessman who was engaged in the China trade early in his life and later involved in railroad development in the American West.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Includes 14 letters to Forbes from various correspondents and 32 letters to Sarah Forbes Hughes, daughter of John Murray Forbes, relating chiefly to her biographical work on her father, Letters and Recollections of John Murray Forbes (1899).

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