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Forbes family collection

Forbes family collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Forbes family collection
Creator: Forbes family
Inclusive Dates: 1876-1970
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Collection Number: ms640
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of the Forbes family from 1876-1970. Papers of Walter T. Forbes, Sr. concern his invention of a process for tanning leather, his formula for the treatment of Ramie fiber, and his job as a sales representative; and include correspondence, handwritten processes, newspaper articles, and Ramie fiber samples. Papers of Helen Forbes Ross include correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs pertaining to Ross' marriage, theatrical career and charitable work, most notably the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. The collection also includes photographs and newspaper clippings of George Lester Forbes, Walter T. Forbes II, Walter T. Forbes III, and Chef Carson Gulley.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Gift of W. Stanton Forbes and Mrs. G. Lester Forbes.

Preferred Citation

Forbes family collection, ms 640, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2020.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Actresses -- United States.
Family papers.
Forbes, Walter Tillou, 1877-1944
Temperance -- United States -- Societies, etc.
Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Women social reformers -- United States.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository: Walter T. Forbes Y Camp papers, ms39.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Forbes & Tillou genealogy, undated, 1969-1970
12Walter T. Forbes, Sr. newspaper clippings, undated
13Steam Fire Engine scrapbook, 1876-1882
14Leather Tanning Process scrapbook & papers, 1882-1902
15Correspondence concerning Ramie fiber & patent (typewritten copy), 1892-1953
16Samples of processed and unprocessed Ramie fiber, 1921, undated
17Printed material regarding Ramie and Forbes, circa 1945-1966
21Walter Tillou Forbes correspondence, 1880-1902, 1965, undated
22Newspaper clippings & pamphlets regarding Helen Forbes & Edward Alsworth Ross, 1940-1951
23Newspaper clippings regarding Helen Forbes career, 1906-1922
24George Lester Forbes family papers, 1912-1968
Includes newspaper clippings, photographs, and letter.
25Newspaper clippings regarding Walter T. Forbes III and Family, 1955-1964
26Chef Carson Gulley newspaper clippings & letter, 1954-1955, 1966
27Newspaper clippings regarding Helen Forbes's work with Alcohol Education Association, 1922, undated
28Helen Forbes correspondence, 1920-1967
29Helen Forbes's death, 1966
Includes newspaper clippings, signature cards, correspondence to family members.
210Helen Forbes miscellaneous, 1915-1966
211Decorative fan, undated
212Bering Sea Commissioners, photograph , 1896
213Mrs. John Cannon, photograph, undated
214Photographs, undated
Mrs. Thomas A. Edison with Dr. Kellogg; Elizabeth Tillou Forbes; Gilbert Forbes; Lucy Forbes; Nell Forbes
215Walter T. Forbes, Sr., photographs, undated
216Walter T. Forbes, photographs, 1953, undated
217Mrs. Walter T. Forbes & family, photograph, undated
218Mahatma Gandhi, photograph, undated
219Carson & Beatrice Gulley, photographs, 1953-1955
220Home in Wisconsin, photographs, 1945, undated
221David Starr Jordan, photograph, 1922
222-24Helen Forbes Ross, photographs, 1906-1958, undated
225Edward A. Ross, photographs, undated
226Photographs, undated
William Graham Tillou; Henry Watterson
227Unidentified, photographs, undated