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MS Am 2361

Forbes, W. Cameron (William Cameron), 1870-1959, collector. W. Cameron Forbes collection of miscellany, circa 1680-1900: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2361
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Forbes, W. Cameron (William Cameron), 1870-1959, collector.
Title: W. Cameron Forbes collection of miscellany,
Date(s): 1680-1900.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Forbes family materials and historical documents collected by the American businessman and ambassador W. Cameron Forbes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

50M-454-50M-539. Gift of W. Cameron Forbes, Esq., 614 Sears Building, Boston, Massachusetts; received: 1951.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

W. Cameron Forbes Collection of Miscellany, circa 1680-1900 (MS Am 2361). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Forbes was an American business and government executive. He served as governor-general of the Philippines, 1909-1913, and ambassador to Japan, 1930-1932.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name.

Scope and Contents

This collection is a random assortment of Forbes family letters and historical documents collected over the years. Also includes two signed autograph poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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