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Repository: Peabody Museum Archives, Harvard University
Call No.: 2013.6.1
Location: Peabody Museum Archives
Title: Forbes, John Malcolm (1909-1941) Papers
Creator: John Malcolm Forbes
Quantity: 2 linear feet (1 document box; 1 flat box)
Abstract: Papers include correspondence, lists, manuscript and scrapbook pertaining to Forbes' trip to Africa from 1923-1924.
John Malcolm Forbes was born August 9, 1901 on Uncatena Island in Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard in 1923. After graduation, he traveled to Africa with a relative, Gerrit Forbes. J. Malcolm Forbes pursued post-graduate studies at Columbia, and was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Rollins College for four years, starting in 1928. He received his PhD in psychiatry from the University of London, and then worked for the Harvard psychological clinic and taught at Simmons College. Forbes was interested in welfare work and active in the Judge Baker Foundation until his death in 1941.Sources:
- Harvard College. Class Album, 1923. Cambridge: Harvard University, 1923. Retrieved 8/7/2013 from Ancestry.com.
- Cummings, Charles K. Reminiscences of J. Malcolm Forbes. Lexington, MA: The Hancock Press, 1943.
This collection contains correspondence, lists and manuscripts related to John Malcolm Forbes' trip to Africa from 1923 to 1924. Manuscripts include an unpublished book and National Geographic article describing the trip. Forbes' notes and manuscripts describe the villages, geography and fauna of the areas through which he passed through. The west to east journey from Nigeria to the Sudan, explored the region of the Bahr Aouk in the Chari River drainage basin, and passed through Kano,Jemaari,Maidugari,Dikoa,Kousseri,Fort Lamy,Am Timan,Ndiko,Sakeekida,Mamoun, Kiyabe,Fort Archambault,Geneina,Darfur, El Obeid, and Khartoum. Correspondence primarily relates to equipment and taxidermy, and includes a letter from General John J. Pershing. A list of photographs in Volume 1 of the photograph albums is included with this collection, the list of photographs in Volume 2 is located inside the first page of that volume. Other materials in this collection include lecture notes related to the films, materials and notes from a course on Behaviourism in 1933, and John Malcolm Forbes' visas for the trip to Africa.
- Forbes, J. Malcolm (1901-1941). Film (3), 2013.6.2.1 - .3
- Forbes, J. Malcolm (1901-1941). Photo albums (3), 2013.6.2.4 - .6
- Forbes, J. Malcolm (1901-1941). Maps (3), 2013.6.3
- Baker Business Historical Collections, Harvard University: Forbes family business records, 1658-1968 (inclusive). MSS: 766 1803-1942 F693.