Forbes Papers: Conservative Party and political activities of William Forbes MP (1806-1855)
Accounts, correspondence, lists of voters, electoral rolls, lists of Conservatives, printed addresses on bills, notes on bills, testimonials, petitions and other papers.
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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