W. Cameron Forbes Papers 1904-1946

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W. Cameron Forbes Papers, 1904-1946

W. Cameron Forbes Papers 1904-1946

Business executive, government official, and diplomat. Typewritten transcripts of journals documenting Forbes’s activities in the civil government of the Philippines and as a diplomat and businessman.

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