Jardine, Skinner and Co
Jardine, Skinner & Co., a tea and general trading company, was founded initially in Bombay in 1825. It was reformed in Calcutta in 1844 by David Jardine and Charles Binny Skinner. Jardine was the nephew of William Jardine, one of the founders of Jardine, Matheson & Co., and there were close links between the two firms, which were both represented in London by Matheson & Co. Ltd. The company merged with George Henderson Ltd in 1946 to form Jardine Henderson Ltd.
Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:
Accounts, bills, etc., some concerning Jardine, Skinner & Co. The documents include reference to Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy; Arbuthnot & Co.; Badham Bros; Cuthbertson & Harper; Magniac & Co.; Remington & Co.; Shotton & Co.; and coal.
Miscellaneous accounts and bills of Jardine, Skinner & Co., dated Calcutta. They include accounts with Jardine, Matheson & Co.; a legal bill from Sandes, Watts & Collis; and bills from Black & Murray. The documents include reference to chronometers; legal matters; and watchmaking.
Current accounts and shipping accounts of Jardine, Skinner & Co., dated Calcutta. The documents include reference to the 'Fiery Cross'; 'Lancefield'; opium; and shipping.
The accounts are dated Calcutta, and include accounts with Jardine, Matheson & Co., W.O. Comstock, D. Macdonald, and the owners of the 'Fiery Cross'. The documents include reference to the 'Adventure'.
Coal accounts of Jardine, Skinner & Co., including stock accounts; dated Calcutta. The documents include reference to India.
Most of the accounts relate to Jardine, Skinner & Co. The documents include reference to Thomas Beale; Charles Gutzlaff; 'Clan Alpine'; Fergusson & Co.; 'Fiery Cross'; Canton Insurance Office; Colvin & Co.; De Souza & Co.; Gillanders, Arbuthnot & Co.; Mackintosh & Co.; Magniac & Co.; Remington & Co.; 'Penguin'; 'Reiver'; and shipping
An undated seven-page typescript entitled 'Jardine Skinner & Co.' describing the early years of Jardine, Matheson & Co. and the establishment of Jardine, Skinner & Co., including biographical information about the members of both firms.
The largest part of the archive is comprised of original correspondence of Jardine, Skinner & Co. (JS/1-9). The letters are supplemented by a set of modern extracts and indexes compiled by the researcher E.A. Paterson (JS/10-11). The remaining material consists of papers relating to companies associated with the firm of McLeod Russel, which formed part of the original accession of papers (JS/12).
An incomplete series of letters from Jardine, Skinner and Co., Calcutta, to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong. The correspondents include Apcar & Co.; Bathgate, Pim & Co.; Kilburn & Co.; and M.N. Metha.
Original letters from Jardine, Skinner & Co., Calcutta, to Jardine Matheson, New York, with related letters, telegrams and other papers.