John Forbes (1771 - 10/4/1824)

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Borrowing activity from 8/6/1791 to 1/7/1807.
John Forbes (1771-1824), born in Scotland and graduated from Columbia College in 1794, was librarian of the New York Society Library from 1794 to 1824. His son, Philip Jones Forbes, was librarian from 1828 to 1855.
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Full Title Author Volume Date Out Date In Rep. Fine Ledger
Transcribed: PopesArchibald BowerVolume 18/6/17918/8/1791
Transcribed: Origins of LawsAntoine-Yves Goguet8/8/17918/16/1791
Transcribed: Lond MagVolume 28/16/17918/18/1791
Transcribed: Ladys EncyJohn SeallyVolume 18/18/17918/23/1791
Transcribed: "John SeallyVolume 28/23/17918/29/1791
Transcribed: BruceJames BruceVolume 18/29/17919/7/1791
Transcribed: Mitfords GreeceWilliam Mitford9/7/17919/10/1791
Transcribed: Devil on SticksWilliam Combe; Alain René Le Sage9/10/17919/12/1791
Transcribed: His of ManNathaniel WanleyVolume 19/12/17919/14/1791
Transcribed: Poetical MagVolume 39/14/17919/16/1791
Transcribed: Dryden playJohn DrydenVolume 39/16/17919/19/1791
Transcribed: Hutton DiaryCharles HuttonVolume 19/19/17919/22/1791
Transcribed: Hutton DiaryCharles HuttonVolume 19/19/17919/22/1791
Transcribed: Burke on SublimeEdmund Burke9/22/17919/27/1791
Transcribed: Barrows WorksIsaac BarrowVolume 19/22/17919/22/1791
Transcribed: Mather MagCotton MatherVolume 29/27/179110/2/1791
Transcribed: Peter GreatVoltaire10/1/179110/4/1791
Transcribed: BurkeEdmund Burke10/4/179110/11/1791
Transcribed: TheatreVolume 1310/11/179110/12/1791
Transcribed: Elements CriticismHenry Home KamesVolume 110/12/179110/19/1791
Transcribed: Don QuixoteMiguel de Cervantes SaavedraVolume 110/19/179110/20/1791
Transcribed: Francis HoraceHorace10/20/179110/22/1791
Transcribed: Elements CriticismHenry Home Kames10/22/179110/29/1791
Transcribed: ShakespeareWilliam ShakespeareVolume 110/29/179111/1/1791
Transcribed: Gordons WarWilliam GordonVolume 111/1/179111/5/1791
Transcribed: Sheridan ReadingThomas Sheridan11/5/179111/14/1791
Transcribed: Rowes worksVolume 111/7/179111/14/1791
Transcribed: ClassicsVolume 711/14/179111/18/1791
Transcribed: Lawsons Lectures11/18/179111/24/1791
Transcribed: ClassicsVolume 511/24/179111/29/1791
Transcribed: SterneLaurence SterneVolume 111/29/179112/1/1791
Transcribed: Night CapLouis-Sébastien MercierVolume 112/1/179112/2/1791
Transcribed: Potters AntiqJohn PotterVolume 112/2/179112/9/1791
Transcribed: DrydenJohn DrydenVolume 212/9/179112/15/1791
Transcribed: Blairs LecturesHugh BlairVolume 112/15/179112/29/1791
Transcribed: PopeArchibald BowerVolume 212/29/17911/5/1792
Transcribed: RollinCharles RollinVolume 11/5/17921/20/1792
Transcribed: "Charles RollinVolume 21/20/17922/2/1792
Transcribed: JohnsonSamuel JohnsonVolume 352/2/17922/8/1792
Transcribed: Lit. MagVolume 22/8/17922/11/1792
Transcribed: Fraquir WorksGeorge Farquhar2/11/17922/13/1792
Transcribed: Mathers MagCotton Mather2/13/17922/15/1792
Transcribed: FieldgHenry FieldingVolume 62/15/17922/17/1792
Transcribed: Ency BVolume 52/17/17922/29/1792
Transcribed: Imisons School artsJohn Imison3/1/17923/6/1792
Transcribed: EncyVolume 43/6/17923/12/1792
Transcribed: Gent Mag 1778Volume 483/12/17923/16/1792
Transcribed: Robt. NavigationVolume 13/16/17923/21/1792
Transcribed: Rollins HisCharles RollinVolume 43/21/17923/31/1792
Transcribed: Gordons WarWilliam GordonVolume 24/3/17924/12/1792
Transcribed: "William GordonVolume 34/12/17924/19/1792
Transcribed: Morses GeoJedidiah Morse4/19/17925/1/1792
Transcribed: Smolletts M. WorksTobias SmollettVolume 28/19/17998/20/1799
Transcribed: Reynold's DiscoursesJoshua Reynolds9/2/179911/7/1799
Transcribed: VictorineVolume 111/7/179911/8/1799
Transcribed: Hugh TrevorThomas HolcroftVolume 112/10/179912/13/1799
Transcribed: Dufresnoy's Chron.Nicolas Lenglet DufresnoyVolume 112/13/179912/16/1799
Transcribed: Schieffield on CommJohn Holroyd SheffieldVolume 112/16/17991/7/1800
Transcribed: Kiels Astronomy John Keill5/26/18006/2/1800
Transcribed: Sporting MagVolume 56/2/18006/3/1800
Transcribed: Europ. Mag.Volume 276/3/18006/4/1800
Transcribed: More on Educat.Hannah More6/4/18006/6/1800
Transcribed: Europ. MagVolume 246/6/18006/10/1800
Transcribed: Smith's SermonsSamuel Stanhope Smith6/24/18006/24/1800
Transcribed: Wood on Switz.John Wood, Master of the Drawing Academy, Edinburgh‏7/1/18008/23/1800
Transcribed: Reportory ArtsVolume 88/9/18008/22/1800
Transcribed: Martin's Philosop.Volume 18/18/18008/18/1800
Transcribed: Social LifeP. WillVolume 18/30/18009/15/1800
Transcribed: Gossips StoryJane West9/4/18009/6/1800
Transcribed: RolliadJoseph Richardson9/6/18009/8/1800
Transcribed: Public CharactersAlexander Stephens9/8/18009/15/1800
Transcribed: St. LeonWilliam GodwinVolume 49/15/18009/16/1800
Transcribed: Life MacklinJames Thomas KirkmanVolume 19/16/18009/17/1800
Transcribed: "James Thomas KirkmanVolume 29/17/18009/19/1800
Transcribed: Young's Philosop.Charlotte Turner SmithVolume 210/8/180010/11/1800
Transcribed: HighlanderRobert BissetVolume 110/11/180010/14/1800
Transcribed: "Robert BissetVolume 210/14/180010/15/1800
Transcribed: "Robert BissetVolume 310/15/180010/16/1800
Transcribed: "Robert BissetVolume 410/16/180010/17/1800
Transcribed: Bertrams MemoirsBertrand de Moleville10/17/180010/20/1800
Transcribed: Adolphus's MemoirsJohn Adolphus10/20/180010/30/1800
Transcribed: Willichs LecturesAnthony Florian Madinger Willich11/3/180011/4/1800
Transcribed: MorduantJohn MooreVolume 211/3/180011/4/1800
Transcribed: MorduantJohn MooreVolume 111/4/180011/6/1800
Transcribed: Life of Catharine IIJ. CastéraVolume 111/6/180011/7/1800
Transcribed: "John MooreVolume 311/14/180011/15/1800
Transcribed: Wraxall N. CourtsSir Nathaniel William WraxallVolume 111/15/180011/15/1800
Transcribed: "Sir Nathaniel William WraxallVolume 211/15/180011/19/1800
Transcribed: Misters LettersJacques-Henri Meister11/19/180011/19/1800
Transcribed: Mosheim Cl. H.Johann Lorenz MosheimVolume 112/1/180012/6/1800
Transcribed: Life Catharine IIJ. CastéraVolume 212/1/180012/4/1800
Transcribed: Sporting MagVolume 1212/4/180012/6/1800
Transcribed: Petrarch's ViewsFrancesco PetrarcaVolume 121/7/18011/19/1801
Transcribed: Heron's JourneyRobert HeronVolume 11/19/18011/23/1801
Transcribed: Rousseaus Confess.Jean-Jacques RousseauVolume 21/24/18011/29/1801
Transcribed: Rousseaus Confess.Jean-Jacques RousseauVolume 11/24/18011/29/1801
Transcribed: Hand Maid to ArtsRobert DossieVolume 11/28/18011/28/1801
Transcribed: Bartrams Travels1/31/18012/26/1801
Transcribed: Adolphus' MemoirsJohn AdolphusVolume 22/13/18012/21/1801
Transcribed: History New YorkJohn AdolphusVolume 22/13/18012/21/1801
Transcribed: Adolphus' MemoirsJohn AdolphusVolume 12/13/18012/21/1801
Transcribed: History New YorkJohn AdolphusVolume 12/13/18012/21/1801
Transcribed: History New YorkWilliam Pitt SmithVolume 22/28/18013/2/1801
Transcribed: History New YorkWilliam Pitt SmithVolume 12/28/18013/2/1801
Transcribed: Henry FourthLouis-François3/2/18013/12/1801
Transcribed: DaggerCarl Grosse3/5/18013/10/1801
Transcribed: Mysteries UdolphoAnn RadcliffeVolume 23/10/18013/19/1801
Transcribed: Vicar WakefieldVolume 23/19/18013/20/1801
Transcribed: History MassaVolume 33/21/18013/23/1801
Transcribed: History MassaVolume 23/21/18013/23/1801
Transcribed: History MassaVolume 13/21/18013/23/1801
Transcribed: Cat.New York Society Library3/30/1801Aulden3/6
Transcribed: Arabian NightsVolume 14/1/18014/16/1801
Transcribed: Wonderf. Mag.Volume 24/2/18014/16/1801
Transcribed: Mosheim's Cl. Hist.Johann Lorenz MosheimVolume 26/23/18014/30/1801
Transcribed: Knights SwanStéphanie Félicité, comtesse de GenlisVolume 17/15/18017/21/1801
Transcribed: Const. LoversAugust von KotzebueVolume 17/21/18017/21/1801
Transcribed: Lord Hardyvile8/4/18018/4/1801
Transcribed: London MagVolume 558/4/18018/10/1801
Transcribed: Europ. MagVolume 228/20/18018/25/1801
Transcribed: Am. MuseumVolume 128/25/18018/27/1801
Transcribed: "Volume 98/25/18018/27/1801
Transcribed: History Massa Volume 28/28/18019/12/1801
Transcribed: Dodwell's Prealec Acad.Henry. Dodwell9/7/18019/26/1801
Transcribed: Am. Museum HVolume 79/12/18019/13/1801
Transcribed: Dodwell's Prelec AcadHenry. DodwellVolume 19/12/18019/13/1801
Transcribed: Rash VowsStéphanie Félicité, comtesse de GenlisVolume 210/15/180110/17/1801
Transcribed: Rash VowsStéphanie Félicité, comtesse de GenlisVolume 310/15/180110/17/1801
Transcribed: Rash VowsStéphanie Félicité, comtesse de GenlisVolume 110/15/180110/17/1801
Transcribed: Helen St. ClaireElizabeth Isabella SpenceVolume 210/17/180110/26/1801
Transcribed: Helen St. ClaireElizabeth Isabella SpenceVolume 110/17/180110/26/1801
Transcribed: Gillies AristotleVolume 210/26/180111/17/1801
Transcribed: Castle RockA. KendallVolume 210/26/180111/17/18011/4
Transcribed: Castle RockA. KendallVolume 110/26/180111/17/18011/4
Transcribed: Europ. Mag.Volume 1511/30/180112/8/1801
Transcribed: Rossella G.BMary CharltonVolume 212/8/180112/9/1801
Transcribed: Rossella G.BMary CharltonVolume 112/8/180112/9/1801
Transcribed: Nettley AbbeyVolume 212/12/18011/6/1802
Transcribed: Nettley AbbeyVolume 112/12/18011/6/1802
Transcribed: S. Daughter / BarkerR P RVolume 112/23/18011/16/1802
Transcribed: "R P RVolume 21/6/18021/12/1802
Transcribed: Lord Hardyville1/19/18021/21/1802
Transcribed: Romance ForestAnn Ward RadcliffeVolume 11/21/18021/23/1802
Transcribed: Romance ForestAnn Ward RadcliffeVolume 21/21/18021/23/1802
Transcribed: Theob. ShakespeareLewis TheobaldVolume 51/23/18021/25/1802
Transcribed: Emily DundorneVolume 21/27/18023/1/1802
Transcribed: Emily DundorneVolume 31/27/18023/1/1802
Transcribed: Emily DundorneVolume 11/27/18023/1/1802
Transcribed: Saint JulienAugust Heinrich Julius Lafontaine3/6/18023/20/1802
Transcribed: Maid HamletRegina Maria Roche3/23/18023/23/1802
Transcribed: Hill's TheophrastusJohn Hill4/14/18024/20/1802
Transcribed: Stewarts PhilosopDugald Stewart4/20/18025/4/1802
Transcribed: Vicar WakefieldDugald Stewart6/4/18026/11/1802
Transcribed: Roman HistoryVolume 16/9/18026/23/1802
Transcribed: MariaVolume 26/17/18026/20/1802
Transcribed: MariaVolume 16/17/18026/20/1802
Transcribed: M. MirrorVolume 47/28/18029/2/1802
Transcribed: ZeliaMarguerite DaubentonVolume 19/22/180210/20/1802
Transcribed: ZeliaMarguerite DaubentonVolume 29/22/180210/20/1802
Transcribed: New An Reg10/5/180210/20/1802
Transcribed: Pennants TourThomas PennantVolume 211/27/180212/13/1802
Transcribed: Pennants TourThomas PennantVolume 111/27/180212/13/1802
Transcribed: Fordyces SermonsJames FordyceVolume 112/30/18021/20/1803
Transcribed: Noct. Vist.Volume 11/20/18032/18/1803
Transcribed: CeciliaFanny BurneyVolume 12/15/18032/18/1803
Transcribed: CeciliaFanny BurneyVolume 22/15/18032/18/1803
Transcribed: CelestinaCharlotte Turner SmithVolume 32/21/18032/21/1803
Transcribed: CelestinaCharlotte Turner SmithVolume 12/21/18032/21/1803
Transcribed: CelestinaCharlotte Turner SmithVolume 22/21/18032/21/1803
Transcribed: Tales AbbeyVolume 23/28/18034/7/1803
Transcribed: Tales AbbeyVolume 33/28/18034/7/1803
Transcribed: Tales AbbeyVolume 13/28/18034/7/1803
Transcribed: Three TreatisesJ.H. LondonVolume 15/2/18035/30/1803
Transcribed: Three TreatisesJ.H. LondonVolume 25/2/18035/30/1803
Transcribed: Three TreatisesJ.H. LondonVolume 35/2/18035/30/1803
Transcribed: Theodore CyphonGeorge WalkerVolume 27/11/18037/18/1803
Transcribed: Keates P IslandsGeorge Keate8/6/18037/18/1803Stanstioy
Transcribed: Lyttletons LettersGeorge Lyttelton1/18/18041/18/1804Dr. Gilor
Transcribed: Scupture Tree6/8/18046/11/1804Dr. Ander
Transcribed: Bossuts TravelsJohann Reinhold Forster; Jacques Bénigne BossuetVolume 18/20/1804JW Smith
Transcribed: Hazards State PapersEbenezer HazardVolume 18/29/18048/31/1804Armstrong
Transcribed: BoccaccioGiovanni BoccaccioVolume 19/3/18049/4/1804Ferguson
Transcribed: Rev. Plut.StewartonVolume 29/10/18049/11/1804Hunt
Transcribed: Davis Travels FJohn Davis9/11/18049/12/1804
Transcribed: Lorenzo di MediciWilliam RoscoeVolume 19/12/18049/20/1804
Transcribed: Henerietta BellVolume 29/18/18049/20/1804
Transcribed: Henerietta BellVolume 19/18/18049/20/1804
Transcribed: Life DarwineAnna Seward9/20/18049/24/1804Ferguson
Transcribed: Cibbers Life W.Colley CibberVolume 29/24/180410/9/1804
Transcribed: Cibbers Life W.Colley CibberVolume 19/24/180410/9/1804
Transcribed: Life ChaucerWilliam GodwinVolume 310/6/180410/8/1804Garr
Transcribed: "William GodwinVolume 110/9/180410/19/1804
Transcribed: G. GrammarWilliam GuthrieVolume 110/16/18042/6/1805
Transcribed: " TourJames Boswell10/19/180410/22/1804
Transcribed: Boswells Life JohnsonJames Boswell10/19/180410/19/1804
Transcribed: Burnets H TimesGilbert BurnetVolume 110/22/180411/5/1804
Transcribed: "Gilbert BurnetVolume 211/5/180411/5/1804
Transcribed: Amadis de GaulWilliam Stewart Rose; Nicolas de Herberay des Essarts11/12/180411/14/1804M
Transcribed: Hoole's AriostoLodovico AriostoVolume 111/15/180411/30/1804
Transcribed: Old NickEdward Du BoisVolume 211/30/180412/28/1804
Transcribed: Old NickEdward Du BoisVolume 311/30/180412/28/1804
Transcribed: Old NickEdward Du BoisVolume 111/30/180412/28/1804
Transcribed: "Edward Du BoisVolume 212/28/18042/2/1805
Transcribed: Smith's New YorkWilliam Pitt Smith2/2/18052/7/1805
Transcribed: Henerietta BellVolume 22/7/18052/9/1805
Transcribed: Henerietta BellVolume 12/7/18052/9/1805
Transcribed: Miller's RetrospectVolume 12/9/18052/21/1805
Transcribed: "Volume 22/21/18053/14/1805
Transcribed: Chambauds Dict2/27/18052/27/1805
Transcribed: Histoire de Genoct.3/11/18053/17/1805
Transcribed: Redes AnecdotesLeman Thomas Rede3/14/18056/2/1805
Transcribed: Portuguese Hist.Jerónimo Osório4/20/18054/20/1805Garr
Transcribed: Wexford Cowdrey6/20/18056/20/1805
Transcribed: Edinb. Rev. 18046/22/18056/29/1805G
Transcribed: British TheatreJohn BellVolume 86/25/18056/25/1805
Transcribed: Gentlemen's Magazine11/4/180511/14/1805
Transcribed: Benyowskys TravelsMaurice Auguste BenyowskyVolume 111/4/180511/14/1805
Transcribed: Benyowskys TravelsMaurice Auguste BenyowskyVolume 211/4/180511/14/1805
Transcribed: History FranceCharles John Ann HerefordVolume 411/14/180511/19/1805
Transcribed: CampaignsVolume 411/14/180511/14/1805
Transcribed: Rollin's Ancient HistoryCharles RollinVolume 37/25/18068/14/1806Commeline
Transcribed: Pamphlets on LouisianaVolume 39/10/18061/9/1806Davis
Transcribed: Brown's EstimateJohn BrownVolume 211/19/180611/19/1806Dr. Smith
Transcribed: Gentlemans Mag.Volume 312/14/180612/19/1806Davis
Transcribed: Children AbbeyRegina Maria RocheVolume 112/17/18061/7/1807
Transcribed: Children AbbeyRegina Maria RocheVolume 212/17/18061/7/1807
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