Forbes, John Murray, 1813-1898

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Philanthropist, abolitionist. Contributed to the building of the railroad system in the United States.

From the description of John Murray Forbes letter to George William Curtis, [manuscript], 1891 January 24. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 263078000

Forbes was a Boston businessman who was engaged in the China trade early in his life and later involved in railroad development in the American West.

From the description of Letters from various correspondents, 1861-1914. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122505862

From the guide to the Letters from various correspondents, 1861-1914., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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referencedIn James Elliot Cabot letters from various correspondents, 1843-1902. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson additional papers, ca.1835-1891. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894. Nathaniel Prentiss Banks papers, 1829-1911 (bulk 1860-1880). Library of Congress
referencedIn Oliver Wendell Holmes letters from various correspondents, 1891-1892. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Forbes family. Forbes family business records, 1753-1968 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
referencedIn Wendell Phillips papers, 1555-1882 (inclusive) 1833-1881 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Bowdoin, James, 1676-1747. Naushon papers, 1641-1947. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn McCulloch, Hugh, 1808-1895. Hugh McCulloch papers, 1855-1905 (bulk 1863-1869). Library of Congress
referencedIn Cabot Jackson Russell papers, 1859-1865 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Samuel Gray Ward and Anna Hazard Barker Ward papers, 1823-1934 (inclusive) 1837-1900 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Letters from various correspondents, 1861-1914. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Forbes, John Murray, 1813-1898,. Letters from various correspondents, 1861-1914. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn China Mutual Insurance Company (Boston, Mass.). Papers, 1853-1976. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn James Russell Lowell miscellaneous correspondence, 1839-1891. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894. For John M. Forbes's 80th Birthday (Feb. 23rd) at [the] Saturday Club, Feb. 25, 1893 : manuscript, 1893. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Charles Baldwin Sedgwick Papers, 1814-1891 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Letters from Wendell Phillips Garrison, 1865-1906. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Chandler, Zachariah, 1813-1879. Zachariah Chandler papers, 1854-1899 (bulk 1854-1879). Library of Congress
referencedIn Hale Family Papers, 1698-1916, (bulk 1810-1909) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Forbes, John Murray, 1844-1921. John Murray Forbes papers, 1796-1964. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Houqua, 1769-1843. Letterbook, 1840-1843. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf J. M. Forbes and Co. J. M. Forbes and Co. estate papers, 1777-1986; bulk: 1845-1940. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Parkman family papers, 1793-1896. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Forbes, R. B. (Robert Bennet), 1804-1889. Bills of lading, 1838. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Evarts family papers, 1753-1960, 1798-1901 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Emerson family correspondence, ca. 1725-1900. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Higginson, Henry Lee, 1834-1919. Business records, 1799-1919 (inclusive), 1870-1919 (bulk). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
referencedIn Heard family. Heard family business records, 1754-1898 (inclusive) [microform]. Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Immigration Restriction League (U.S.) records, 1893-1921. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hayward, James Warren. Papers, 1850-1857. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Miscellaneous letters, 1825-1894. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Russell & Co. Russell & Co. records, 1820-1891 (inclusive) [microform]. Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
creatorOf Forbes, John Murray, 1813-1898. John Murray Forbes letter to George William Curtis, [manuscript], 1891 January 24. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Letters to William James from various correspondents and photograph album, 1865-1929. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Nation, papers, 1865-1893. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letters sent to Watson G. Haynes on the initiative to change regulations in the United States Navy, 1846-1852. Houghton Library.
referencedIn William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Bowles, Samuel, 1826-1878. Samuel Bowles papers, 1852-1893 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Howe family papers, 1819-1910. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Fiske" to "Gilder." Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Zachariah Chandler Papers, 1854-1899, (bulk 1854-1879) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1861-1914. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1850-1895 (inclusive), 1852-1878 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Forbes, John Murray, 1813-1898. Quitclaim deed, 1849. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Evarts family. Evarts family papers, 1753-1960 (inclusive), 1798-1901 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873. Collection, 1824-1881. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Robert Gould Shaw letters to his family and other papers, 1852-1947 (inclusive) 1855-1863 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Russell, William Goodwin, 1821-1896. Legal papers in the case of Burnham v. the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad Company, 1878. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Russell, Cabot Jackson, 1844-1863. Cabot Jackson Russell papers, 1859-1865. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn J. Howard Nichols papers, 1856-1905 Baker Library, Harvard Business School
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson additional papers, ca.1835-1891. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Ward, Samuel Gray. Samuel Gray Ward and Anna Hazard Barker Ward papers, 1823-1934 (inclusive) 1837-1900 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn William James papers, 1803-1941 (inclusive) 1862-1910 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Francis William Bird papers, 1826-1924 (inclusive), 1847-1889 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Delano, Warren, 1852-1920. Papers, 1861-1919. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Kennard, Caroline Augusta,. Letters sent to Caroline Augusta Kennard concerning Dorothea Lynde Dix, 1876-1888. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Delano, Warren, 1809-1898. Papers, 1843-1891. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Blair, Francis Preston, 1791-1876. Blair family papers, 1755-1968 (bulk 1829-1892). Library of Congress
referencedIn Hurd family. Business records, 1754-1898 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
referencedIn Letters sent to Caroline Augusta Kennard concerning Dorothea Lynde Dix, 1876-1888. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cunningham, Edward, 1823-1889. Papers, 1814-1881. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Clifford, John Henry, 1809-1876. Papers, 1634-1967, bulk: 1821-1876. Library of Congress
referencedIn Felton papers, 1839-1920 (inclusive), 1839-1889, 1916-1920 (bulk). Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Watson, Robert S. (Robert Sedgwick). Letters to John Murray Forbes, 1847-1874; bulk: 1847-1853. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1820-1894. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson miscellaneous correspondence, 1825-1881. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Miscellany, ca. 1680-1900. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Revere, Paul Joseph, 1832-1863. Papers, 1849-1902. Library of Congress
creatorOf Forbes, Paul Revere, 1860-1940. Papers, 1837-1953, bulk: 1929-1937. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn James Russell Lowell papers, 1835-1919. Houghton Library.
referencedIn John P. (John Prescott) Bigelow papers, 1805-1896 (inclusive) 1814-1863 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878. Gideon Welles papers, 1777-1911 (bulk 1820-1876). Library of Congress
referencedIn Papers, 1768-1866. Houghton Library.
referencedIn John Russell, and Co. Records, 1820-1891 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
referencedIn Young, David. Account book kept by [David Young], 1830-1844. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Forbes, John Murray, 1813-1898. John Murray Forbes account books, 1860-1869. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Andrew, John A. (John Albion), 1818-1867. Family papers, 1675-1906. Library of Congress
referencedIn Nathaniel Prentiss Banks Papers, 1829-1911, (bulk 1860-1880) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional correspondence, 1787-1886. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, F, 1447-1994. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Everett, Alexander Hill, 1790-1847. Hale family papers, 1698-1916 (bulk 1810-1909). Library of Congress
creatorOf Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891. Correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Delano, Franklin Hughes, 1813-1893. Papers, 1833-1894. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn John L. (John Lawrence) LeConte papers, 1812-1897, 1812-1897 American Philosophical Society
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associatedWith Andrew, John A. (John Albion), 1818-1867. person
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associatedWith Bates, Joshua, 1788-1864 person
associatedWith Bigelow, John P. (John Prescott), 1797-1872 person
correspondedWith Bird, F. W. (Francis William), 1809-1894 person
associatedWith Bowles, Samuel, 1826-1878. person
associatedWith Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878 person
associatedWith Bryce, James Bryce, viscount, 1838-1922 person
associatedWith Cabot, James Elliot, 1821-1903 person
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associatedWith Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873. person
associatedWith China Mutual Insurance Company (Boston, Mass.) corporateBody
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associatedWith Forbes, John Murray, 1844-1921. person
associatedWith Forbes, Paul Revere, 1860-1940. person
associatedWith Forbes, R. B. (Robert Bennet), 1804-1889. person
associatedWith Forbes, W. Cameron (William Cameron), 1870-1959 person
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correspondedWith Hale family family
associatedWith Hastings person
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correspondedWith Haynes, Watson G., recipient. person
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associatedWith Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910. person
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correspondedWith Immigration Restriction League (U.S.). corporateBody
correspondedWith James, William, 1842-1910 person
associatedWith J. Howard Nichols, 1838-1905 person
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associatedWith John Russell, and Co. corporateBody
correspondedWith Kennard, Caroline Augusta person
associatedWith Kennard, Caroline Augusta, person
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associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Loring, Charles G. (Charles Greely), 1794-1867 person
associatedWith Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. person
associatedWith Mary (Forbes) Russell person
correspondedWith McCulloch, Hugh, 1808-1895. person
correspondedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
associatedWith Nordhoff, Charles, 1830-1901 person
associatedWith Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908 person
associatedWith Parkman family. family
correspondedWith Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884 person
correspondedWith Pierce, Edward Lillie, 1829-1897 person
associatedWith Rathbone, William, 1819-1902 person
associatedWith Revere, Paul Joseph, 1832-1863. person
associatedWith Russell, Cabot Jackson, 1844-1863. person
associatedWith Russell & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Russell, William Goodwin, 1821-1896. person
associatedWith Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907. person
associatedWith Sarah (Forbes) Hughes person
associatedWith Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906 person
associatedWith Scudder, Horace Elisha, 1838-1902 person
associatedWith Sedgwick, C. B. (Charles Baldwin), 1815-1883 person
associatedWith Shaw, Robert Gould, 1837-1863 person
associatedWith Smith, Goldwin, 1823-1910 person
associatedWith Stephen, Sir Leslie, 1832-1904 person
associatedWith Storey, Moorfield, 1845-1929 person
associatedWith Strachey, John St. Loe, 1860-1927 person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith Taft, William Howard, pres. U. S., 1857-1930 person
associatedWith Tocqueville, Marie de. person
associatedWith United States. Army. Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment, 5th (1861-1865) corporateBody
correspondedWith Ward, Samuel Gray. person
associatedWith Ward, Samuel Gray. person
associatedWith Watson, Robert S. (Robert Sedgwick) person
correspondedWith Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878. person
associatedWith Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 person
associatedWith Wister, Owen, 1860-1938 person
associatedWith Young, David. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
China
Naushon Island (Mass.)
United States
Massachusetts--Boston
Boston (Mass.)
Massachusetts--Milton
Subject
Real property
Businessmen
Account books
Railroads
Occupation
Function

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Birth 1813-02-23

Death 1898-10-12

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