Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM American National Biography Online. © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in American National Biography Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Forbes, B. C.locked

(14 May 1880–06 May 1954)
  • Dennis Wepman


Forbes, B. C. (14 May 1880–06 May 1954), financial journalist and publisher, was born Robert Charles Forbes in New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, the son of Robert Forbes, a tailor who became a beer shop owner, and Agnes Moir. Bertie Forbes, as he was always known personally and professionally, herded cattle for neighbors, worked as a shoeshine boy, and helped harvest crops in New Deer, a village described by his son Malcolm as “a wee Highland hamlet” ( ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription