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Forbes, B. C.locked

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

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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” ( ...

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