Forbes papers. Estate papers for Callendar, Earlstoun, Herbertshire and Sanquhar Estates.

Primary maker
Forbes of Callendar
Production date
1876-1964
Description
Papers relating to Callendar, Earlstoun, Herbertshire and Sanquhar estates. Includes farm leases, minerals leases, feuing agreements, rental and rates documents, and general estate management correspondence.

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Name/title notes
The Forbes family originated in Aberdeenshire and ran a coppersmith business in Aberdeen. In the 1760s and 1770s the business expanded to London where William Forbes established a separate coppersmith business. In 1783 William Forbes purchased Callendar and Almond Estates and later purchased Herbertshire Estate near Denny, Sanquhar Estates near Prestwick, Ayrshire and Earlstoun Estate in Dumfries.

here have been six successive William Forbes of Callendar: William (1743-1815); William (1806-1855); William (1833-1871); Charles William (1871-1948), William Dudley Henry Charles (192-1977) and William Frederick (b. 1933).
Level of current record
Series
Primary maker
Production date
1876-1964
Measurements
356 items (3m)
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Restriction
Open - no restriction on access
Accession number
A37/S28

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