Forbes Papers. Correspondence and personal papers of William Forbes (1806-1855) and Lady Louisa Forbes
Correspondence and personal papers of William Forbes (1806-1855) and Lady Louisa Forbes
He was a career politician as well as a landowner. He was twice the Conservative MP for Stirlingshire, from 1835 to 1837 and then from 1841 until his death in 1855. He lost his seat in 1837 following accusations of "coercing and intimidating landlords and fictitious votes" [Stirling Observer 3 May 1838].
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