Collection MS 151 - J. T. Forbes Ltd.

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MS 151


J. T. Forbes Ltd.


  • 1922-1933 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 volume

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Biographical history

By 1886 James T. Forbes was established as a piano tuner and teacher of music in Victoria Road, Dundee. The company later moved to Kings Road, Dundee and branched out into dealing in pianos and selling music. By 1933 the company had another branch in Lochee and a Radio Saloon in Victoria Road. It is likely that the firm ceased trading in the later 1930s, although it is possible that the firm of B. G. Forbes, piano dealers on the Victoria Road who were trading by 1939, were connected.

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Scope and content

Wages book


Not expected

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Usually chronological within series.

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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The records are on paper.

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MS 15/71

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Description identifier

MS 151

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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