|Administrative History||The Ogilvie-Forbes collection draws together the papers of two leading families in the north-east of Scotland: the Ogilvies of Auchiries, in the parish of Rathen, two miles south of Fraserburgh and the Forbes of Upper Boyndlie in Banffshire. With the death of Jane Forbes in 1876, that line came to an end, and the family estate passed to her son by John Charles Ogilvie, George Ogilvie (1820-1886), who added the Forbes name to his surname. George Ogilvie-Forbes was Professor of Medicine at Aberdeen University (1860-1877).|
|Description||Estate papers including correspondence, accounts, titles, legal papers, deeds, plans and genealogical notes. There are also the papers of Professor George Ogilvie Forbes, Professor of Medicine, Aberdeen University and Sir George Ogilvie Forbes, diplomat in Mexico (1927-1930), Vatican (1930-1932), Baghdad (1932-1935), Spain/Madrid (1935-1937) and Berlin (1937-1939).|
The papers reflect the families involvement in foreign interests: America in the eighteenth century, India in the nineteenth and through the diplomatic service, Mexico and Berlin in the 1930s. The American papers and Pitsligo papers have been listed in detail.