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Jardine, Skinner and Co

 Organization

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:

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Memoranda of Jardine, Skinner & Co., 1865-1867

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A8/112/9
Scope and Contents The documents are dated Calcutta, and include memoranda of coals received and expended on account of Jardine, Matheson & Co.; 'Minutes of a Meeting of representatives of European, China, and Local Marine Insurance offices held ... at the Hall of the Chamber of Commerce on the 17th June [no year], chaired by J.R. Bullen Smith'; and a memorandum of dividends payable by the Triton Insurance Company to China shareholders.
Dates: 1865-1867
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1830-1939

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K60
Scope and Contents Originals, copies and extracts of letters, notices and other correspondence of Jardine, Matheson & Co. and other correspondents, with a few related papers:1. A manuscript translation of a notification from the Hong merchants to Jardine, Matheson & Co., Dent & Co. and others, 18 March 1830, 'concerning debts that may hereafter be contracted'.2. A typescript notice addressed to Magniac & Co., dated Glasgow, 22 December 1831, announcing the death that morning of...
Dates: 1830-1939
Conditions Governing Access: Nos 1 and 8 have been removed due to their bad condition, and are not available to readers.
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Papers on Jardine Matheson and related companies, circa 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L11/11
Scope and Contents Manuscript and typescript papers regarding Jardine, Matheson & Co.; Jardine, Skinner & Co.; and Matheson & Co. The largest part of the material consists of extracts from correspondence of David Jardine; William Jardine; Jardine Matheson, Canton; Andrew Johnstone; Alexander Matheson; James Matheson; Donald Matheson; C.B. Skinner; and James Hope Stewart, 1837-1856. The remaining papers include family trees; a typescript note on Jardine, Skinner & Co., 31 August 1938; a list of...
Dates: circa 1938
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Private letters: Calcutta, 1815-1867

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B1/5
Scope and Contents The correspondents include Thomas A. Apcar; Apcar & Co.; Joseph Barretto & Sons; Captain Charles James Bolton; Borradaile, Schiller & Co.; John Brightman; Brightman & Co.; George Brown (of Jardine, Skinner & Co.); Chunder Comar Tagore; J.F. Crockett (Captain of the 'Hellespont' and 'Clan Alpine'); John Currie (of Jardine, Matheson & Co.); H. Dundas; A. Emerson (agent, P. & O.); William Fairlie; Fairlie, Fergusson & Co.; Robert Cutlar Fergusson; Gilmore & Co.;...
Dates: 1815-1867
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reel 59 (letters P1-165) and Reel 60 (P166-390).
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Semi-official and other letters from Bombay and Calcutta to Hong Kong, 7 Nov. 1945-20 Dec. 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/173
Scope and Contents Copies of semi-official and other letters from Jardine, Matheson & Co. (India) Ltd, Jardine, Skinner & Co. and Jardine Henderson Ltd to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong:1. Semi-official letters nos 1-15 from H.H. Tod, Jardine, Matheson & Co. (India) Ltd, Bombay, to D.F. Landale and J.J. Paterson, 7 November 1945-14 March 1946, with enclosed letters and papers, including the balance sheet as at 28 February 1946, list of sundry debtors' balances and list of creditors as at 28...
Dates: 7 Nov. 1945-20 Dec. 1961
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Semi-official letters from Bombay and Calcutta to London, 1941-1946

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/79
Scope and Contents Originals and copies of semi-official letters from Jardine, Matheson & Co. (India) Ltd, Bombay, and Jardine, Skinner & Co., Bombay and Calcutta, Agents/Owners' Representatives of the Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd, to Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents are B.D.F. Beith, A.H. Hutchison, W.J. Keswick, A.W. Robson, C.T. Tod and H.H. Tod.
Dates: 1941-1946
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Semi-official letters from Bombay and Calcutta to London, 1941-1946

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/88
Scope and Contents Copies of semi-official letters from Jardine, Skinner & Co., Bombay and Calcutta, and Jardine, Matheson & Co. (India) Ltd, Bombay, to Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents are B.D.F. Beith, A.H. Hutchison, A.W. Robson, W.J. Keswick, C.T. Tod and H.H. Tod.
Dates: 1941-1946
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Semi-official letters from Calcutta to Chungking, 15 Jan. 1943-9 Nov. 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/89
Scope and Contents Copies of semi-official letters nos 1-17 from H.H. Tod, Jardine, Skinner & Co., Calcutta (Agents, Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd), to W.S. Dupree, Jardine Matheson, Chungking. Some of the letters are addressed to Dupree c/o the British Embassy, Chungking.There is an index at the beginning of the ring-binder containing the following entries:A: Alliance Assurance Co.B: Butterfield & Swire; Bristles; British & Chinese Corporation.C: Cotton...
Dates: 15 Jan. 1943-9 Nov. 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Semi-official letters from London to Bombay and Calcutta, 11 Dec. 1941-4 Feb. 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/81
Scope and Contents Copies of semi-official letters from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to Jardine, Skinner & Co., Bombay and Calcutta, and Jardine, Matheson & Co. (India) Ltd, Bombay, with enclosed letters and papers.1. Nos 1-27 from B.D.F. Beith to C.T. Tod, Jardine, Skinner & Co., Calcutta, 11 December 1941-10 April 1942.2. Nos 28-67 from B.D.F. Beith to A.W. Robson and C.T. Tod, Jardine, Skinner & Co., Bombay, 10 April-31 December 1942. No. 28 is addressed to C.T. Tod, c/o...
Dates: 11 Dec. 1941-4 Feb. 1946
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Semi-official letters from London to Bombay and Calcutta, 1941-1946

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/100
Scope and Contents Copies of semi-official letters from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to Jardine, Skinner & Co., Bombay and Calcutta, and Jardine, Matheson & Co. (India) Ltd, Bombay, and of telegrams exchanged between London and Bombay and Calcutta. The correspondents are B.D.F. Beith, W.J. Keswick, J.F. Owen, F.A. Pollock, A.W. Robson, C.T. Tod and H.H. Tod.
Dates: 1941-1946
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Shipping accounts of Jardine, Skinner & Co., 25 July 1859-20 Apr. 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A8/25/10
Scope and Contents Shipping accounts of Jardine, Skinner & Co. for various vessels, dated Calcutta. The documents include reference to the 'Bengal'; 'Chancellor'; 'Clan Alpine'; 'Crusader'; 'Fiery Cross'; 'Glenartney'; 'Historian'; 'Lancefield'; 'Moray'; 'Paladin'; 'Reiver'; 'Sirius'; 'Thales'; and 'Venice'.
Dates: 25 July 1859-20 Apr. 1880
Conditions Governing Access: Certain items are unavailable due to their condition.
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