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Forbes, James Staats (1823-1904), railway administrator and art connoisseur

Charles Welch and Ralph Harrington

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Forbes, James Staats (1823-1904), railway administrator and art connoisseur, was born at Aberdeen on 7 March 1823, the eldest of the six children of James Staats Forbes, a member of a Scottish family long settled in England, and his wife, Ann Walker. A brother, William, became manager of the Midland ...

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