Papers relating to America in the Dalhousie Muniments, 1748-1759


Date: 1748-1759 | Size: 2 microfilm_reel(s)


These concern James Glen, Governor of South Carolina from 1743 to 1756, and John Forbes, Colonel and later Brigadier General in the British Forces stationed in North America. There are references to South Carolina politics and government, Indian policy, and the French and Indian War.

Background note

The presence of these papers in the Dalhousie Muniments is explained by the connections between James Glen and John Forbes and the Dalhousie family. Glen was Forbe's executor, and his niece married the 8th Earl of Dalhousie.

Collection Information

Physical description

2 microfilm reels.


Purchased from Micro Methods, Ltd. and accessioned, 06/28/1966 (1966 1244mf).

Location of originals:

Originals in Dalhousie Muniments, Scottish Record Office, General Register House, Edinburgh.

Early American History Note

This is a microfilm of an early American collection that may be of interest to researchers at the APS and may complement an original manuscript collection at the APS.

Indexing Terms

Family Name(s)

  • Glen, James, -- d. 1759.


  • Microfilm Collection

Geographic Name(s)

  • South Carolina -- Politics and government -- To 1775.
  • United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1755-1763.

Personal Name(s)

  • Forbes, John


  • Indians of North America -- Government relations -- To 1789