Reference code(s): GB 0814 ZAAG
Held at: Zoological Society of London
Title: Forbes, James (1749-1819)
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Forbes | James | 1749-1819 | artist, author and traveller
Born, 8 May 1749, sailed in March 1765 for Bombay as an East India Company writer; appointed member of council at Anjengo, 1772; officiated as chaplain, 1775, later secretary, attached to British forces sent to assist Raghunath Rao in the Maratha civil wars; embarked for England, 1 December 1775; returned to India, 1777; returned to England, 1784; elected to the Society of Antiquaries, 1801; fellow of the Royal Society, 1803; died, 1819.
Publications: Oriental Memoirs Reflections on the Character of the Hindoos (1810)
Letters from France (2 vols., 1806)
Scope and content/abstract:
Bound manuscript by James Forbes entitled "Bills, Feathers, Eggs, etc., of various Birds in the Torrid Zones", 1818.
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Language/scripts of material: English
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Archivist's note: Entry transcribed by Sarah Drewery, April 2011. Sources: Oxford DNB.
Rules or conventions: General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: April 2011