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Forbes, Alexander Kinloch (1821-1865)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.7137-7139
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Forbes, Alexander Kinloch (1821-1865)
Date(s): mid-19th century
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 3 volumes
Name of creator(s): Forbes | Alexander Kinloch | 1821-1865 | Indian civil servant and author
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Alexander Kinloch Forbes was an Indian civil servant and historian of Gujarat.He was the author of Rās Mālā.


Scope and content/abstract:

Notebooks of Alexander Kinloch Forbes, historian of Gujarat, containing notes on Gujarati history, legends and customs, pedigrees, descriptions of historical monuments and translations of inscriptions, compiled from 1849 onwards. The volumes are the remains of a larger body of research materials gathered by Forbes, from which he compiled Rās Mālā, Hindu annals of Western India with particular reference to Gujarat (1856). They contain however much additional matter, and indeed Forbes continued to add to them after publication of that work.

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Described in typescript supplements, by Christopher Hilton and Richard Aspin, to the Library's published finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased at Hodgson's sale, 25 Jan. 1929, part of lot 911.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Wellcome Library catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jan 2009

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