Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Inventory of the James Forbes Papers
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (77.27 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
Table of contents What's This?
James Forbes (1871-1938), a twentieth century playwright, authored The Chorus Lady, The Commuters, and The Famous Mrs. Fair. The collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia related to a number of his works.
James Forbes was born September 2, 1871 in Salem, Ontario. He began his career as an actor in 1891 in Chicago and played comic roles for the next five years. He then served as the the drama critic for the Pittsburgh Dispatch, business manager for Henry W. Savage's Castle Square Opera Company, business representative for the Metropolitan English Opera Company and the Amelia Bingham Company, and assistant manager of Henry B. Harris Theatrical Enterprises.
9.2 linear feet
All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. Requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Collection is open for research.