Forbes, Archibald, 1838-1900

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Scotch war correspondent.

From the description of Outlook for war in Europe : autograph manuscript. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270538497

Archibald Forbes was a British author, perhaps most famous as a war correspondent. After graduating from Aberdeen University, he enlisted in the Royal Dragoons, but subsequently left the service and became a journalist. He covered various wars with great success and acclaim, and was noted for both the quality of his writing and his ingenuity at acquiring and transmitting intelligence. He later lectured widely about his war experiences, and also wrote novels, memoirs, and non-fiction studies of war.

From the description of Archibald Forbes letter to Dear Sir, after 1880?. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 56937470

Journalist.

From the description of Archibald Forbes papers, 1889-1898. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453597

Educated University of Aberdeen. Joined the Royal Dragoons as a private; after he was invalided out, he became a British War Correspondent. Author of many articles and books.

From the description of Archibald Forbes papers [manuscript], 1895, undated. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 262618985

From the description of Archibald Forbes personal essay, "An Adventurous Ride" [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 648014867

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creatorOf Forbes, Archibald, 1838-1900. Archibald Forbes letter to Dear Sir, after 1880?. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Forbes, Archibald, 1838-1900. Autograph letter signed : to Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Millais, "Sunday". Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Curtis, George Ticknor, 1812-1894. Papers of George Ticknor Curtis [manuscript], 1863-1892. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Forbes, Archibald, 1838-1900. Archibald Forbes papers [manuscript], 1895, undated. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Longstreet, James, 1821-1904. James Longstreet papers, 1875-1904 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Forbes, Alexander, 1839-1879. Papers relating to Alexander Forbes and his family. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Forbes, Archibald, 1838-1900. Archibald Forbes papers, 1889-1898. Library of Congress
referencedIn McKinnon, Firmin, 1878-1953. Notes on Alexander and Archibald Forbes [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Forbes, Archibald, 1838-1900. Outlook for war in Europe : autograph manuscript. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Forbes, Archibald, 1838-1900. Archibald Forbes personal essay, "An Adventurous Ride" [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Simpson, William, 1823-1899. Letters, 1857-1872 and n.d. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Autograph File, F, 1447-1994. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autographed correspondence collection of British-Canadian writers, 1804-1954. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Papers, 1845-1900 (inclusive), 1853-1886 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Oscar Wilde and his Literary Circle Collection: Correspondence, 1819, 1849-1957, 1962 William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
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Great Britain
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Zulu War, 1879
Ulundi, Battle of, Ulundi, South Africa, 1879
War correspondents--Correspondence
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Journalists
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Birth 1838-04-17

Death 1900-03-30

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