Fonds 77-011 - David Forbes fonds

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David Forbes fonds

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77-011

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  • 1810-1853 (Creation)
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    David Forbes

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15 cm of textual records

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David Forbes, born January 13, 1772, was a Colonel with the 78th Highlanders in the British Army. He joined the army as an ensign in 1793 and one year later he was promoted to Lieutenant. He fought in battles in the Netherlands, Africa, India and Malaysia. He was promoted to Captain in 1803, Major in 1811 and Lieutenant-Colonel in 1814. In 1817 he went on half pay and returned to Scotland, settling in Aberdeen. On January 10, 1837, he was promoted to Colonel, in 1838 made a C.B., and in 1846 promoted to Major General. He died on March 29, 1849. (Taken from: Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.)

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This fonds was in the custody of Professor David Macmillan before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

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The fonds consists of personal correspondence of David Forbes, 1824-1831 and 1845-1846. Also included are accounts, excerpts from the bible, and estate matters. As well, there is correspondence and other documents relating to claims against Provost Milne (a friend of David Forbes), 1841-1844, and correspondence relating to marriage contract between Charles Neaves and Eliza Macdonald, 1835.

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The fonds was donated by Professor David Macmillan of Trent University.

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  1. David Forbes: Personal Correspondence 1824-31; 1845-46 Includes correspondence relating to family matters and to Forbes' service in the 78th Highlanders. Also memoranda written by David Forbes (1845-46) relating to his brother George's will and containing an extract from a letter written by Nath Forbes.

  2. Forbes Family: Miscellaneous Correspondence 1837-1845; David Forbes: Accounts 1810-1842; Excerpts from the Forbes Family Bible giving genealogical information about the family

Miscellaneous correspondence 1850-1853

  1. Correspondence and related documents relating to the estate of Provost Milne, against which Alexander Forbes had a claim. Most of the correspondence was conducted by John Angus, advocate and town clerk of Aberdeen, 1841- 1844

  2. Correspondence relating to a marriage contact between Charles Neaves and Eliza Macdonald, including a copy of the contract, 1835.

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