The Papers of Sir Archibald Finlayson Forbes
Scope and Contents
Papers, mainly relating to the Iron and Steel Board, banking and other interests
- 1946 - 1984
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
Conditions Governing Use
Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holder and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.
Biographical / Historical
Forbes was trained as a Chartered Accountant. He was appointed Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Aircraft Production, 1940-3; Member of the Aircraft Council, 1942-5; Chairman, First Iron and Steel Board, 1946-9; Chairman, Iron and Steel Board, 1953-9; President, British Bankers' Association, 1970-2; President, Midland Bank Ltd, 1975-83 (previously having served as Director, 1959, Deputy Chairman, 1962-64, and Chairman, 1964-75). He was knighted in 1943 and appointed GBE in 1957.
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Other Finding Aids
A copy of this finding aid is available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge and the National Register of Archives, London.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was presented to Churchill Archives Centre by Forbes' family in November 1989 and February 1990.
This collection (fonds) level description and catalogue was compiled by Andrew Riley of Churchill Archives Centre in February 2003.
Forbes, Sir Archibald Finlayson, 1903-1989, Knight
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