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Magniac and Co

 Organization

Biography

The China trading company Magniac & Co. was formed in 1825. Its precursors included Beale & Co. and Charles, Magniac & Co. The company was wound up on 30 June 1832, to be succeeded by Jardine, Matheson & Co., formed 1 July 1832.

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

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Accounts of Xavier Yrisarri, 1822-1832

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A8/34/7
Scope and Contents Accounts, correspondence, etc. (in English and Portuguese), mostly regarding Xavier Yrisarri and Yrisarri & Co., but also including many items regarding James Matheson, Magniac & Co., and Rickards, Mackintosh & Co.; dated Calcutta, Canton, London and Macao. There is also material regarding Yrisarri's estate. The documents include reference to Constantino Lopes; Binny & Co.; Franck, Nailer & Hole; Gregson, Melville & Knight; Markwick & Lane; Yrissari &...
Dates: 1822-1832
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.
 Item

Bond of Charles Thomas, 1830

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/F5/11
Scope and Contents

A bond of Charles Thomas of Charles Thomas & Co. to Magniac & Co. for the sum of 40,000 Spanish dollars, dated Singapore, 13 May 1830.

Dates: 1830
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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Early letters from London and elsewhere, circa 1938 (copies of originals of 1832-1860)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K3
Scope and Contents Typescript copies of miscellaneous letters relating to Jardine, Matheson & Co., and of a few other documents, 1832-1860. Many of the letters were sent from 3 Lombard Street, London, to Hong Kong, but there are also letters from other parts of Great Britain, and from Ceylon, China, India and Singapore. The principal correspondents are David Jardine, Joseph Jardine, Alexander Matheson and Donald Matheson. The other correspondents include W.R. Blakely, A.G. Dallas, Frederick Firth, George...
Dates: circa 1938 (copies of originals of 1832-1860)
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.
 Sub-Series

Extracts from company records, 1860-1900

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K1
Scope and Contents

A series of numbered folders containing typescript extracts from the records of Jardine, Matheson & Co. The majority of the extracts are from letters or letter books, but there also a few extracts from memoranda, note books and other documents. Each folder begins with a contents page, and some include annotations. There is no indication of when the folders were compiled.

Dates: 1860-1900
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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Ledger of T. Beale, A. Shank and C. Magniac, 1812-1813

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A1/16
Scope and Contents

A duplicate of general ledger 'N' of Thomas Beale, Alexander Shank and Charles Magniac, Canton.

Dates: 1812-1813
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Some of the records are unavailable due to their poor physical condition.
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Letters from George Mackintosh & Co., 1832-1932 (1832 and 1932)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K2
Scope and Contents A sheet containing two manuscript letters from George Mackintosh & Co., Glasgow, to (respectively) Jardine, Matheson & Co. and Magniac & Co., Canton, 10 August 1832. The first letter acknowledges receipt of a circular from Magniac & Co. of 15 February announcing the formation of Jardine, Matheson & Co., proposes further shipments of cudbear, and urges the sale of any cudbear the company has in hand. The second letter acknowledges the receipt of a remittance for £200 from...
Dates: 1832-1932 (1832 and 1932)
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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Letters to Europe, Oct. 1824-Dec. 1825

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C11/3a
Scope and Contents Unsigned letters from Charles, Magniac & Co. and (subsequently) Magniac & Co. There is a part of an index of recipients at the start of the volume containing the following entries:George Macintosh & Co.; Edmond Massey; Perit & Cabot; Henry Ritter; Reid, Irving & Co.; P. Reierston; Syme, Murray & Co.; Henry Shank; Smith & Fearon; Seraphin Van Caneghem; and Peter McLeod Wylie.The index pages in A7/613 include the following additional...
Dates: Oct. 1824-Dec. 1825
Conditions Governing Access: Unavailable due to condition.
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Letters to Europe, Oct. 1824-Dec. 1825 (photocopy made in c. 1983)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C11/3b
Scope and Contents Unsigned letters from Charles, Magniac & Co. and (subsequently) Magniac & Co. There is a part of an index of recipients at the start of the volume containing the following entries:George Macintosh & Co.; Edmond Massey; Perit & Cabot; Henry Ritter; Reid, Irving & Co.; P. Reierston; Syme, Murray & Co.; Henry Shank; Smith & Fearon; Seraphin Van Caneghem; and Peter McLeod Wylie.The index pages in A7/613 include the following additional...
Dates: Oct. 1824-Dec. 1825 (photocopy made in c. 1983)
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.
 Sub-Series

Letters to India, 1800-1883 (with some photocopies made in c. 1983)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C10
Scope and Contents

Fair copies of letters from Jardine, Matheson & Co. (J10/15-67) and its precursors (J10/1-14), Canton, Macao and Hong Kong, to correspondents in India, as well as some in the East Indies, Australia and other locations. Most of the letters are unsigned. Prior to 1832 the letters are from the companies that preceded Jardine, Matheson & Co., notably Charles, Magniac & Co. and Magniac & Co. C10/2-63 and C10/65-67 include indexes of recipients.

Dates: 1800-1883 (with some photocopies made in c. 1983)
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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Letters to Magniac & Co., Jan. 1823-Apr. 1830

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A8/98
Scope and Contents Letters, mostly to Magniac & Co., dated Calcutta, Bombay, Singapore, Penang, Batavia, London and Liverpool. The correspondents include Libnarain Ghose, G. & R. Blackburn, Fairlie, Bonham & Co., G. J. Siddons, Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy & Co. and Ferguson & Co. The documents include reference to Cursetjee Ardaseer; James Blair; Thomas Dent; Libnarain Ghose; William Jardine; Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy; John Leckie; Charles Magniac; Thomas Ruddock; G.J. Siddons; Charles Thomas; Balhetchet...
Dates: Jan. 1823-Apr. 1830
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.
 Sub-Series

Miscellaneous bound accounts and papers, 1802-1941

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A7
Scope and Contents A wide range of accounts and other papers relating to Jardine, Matheson and Co., companies it owned or managed, and extraneous institutions.Much of the series is concerned with maritime trading, relating primarily to the consignment of goods, notably opium, and the range of expenses incurred by their transportation. Many of the volumes are undifferentiated by creator. However, there are some records relating to particular companies and traders. These include Robert Taylor (1-6),...
Dates: 1802-1941
Conditions Governing Access: Some of the records are unavailable due to their poor physical condition.
 Sub-Series

Papers of the Chinese government, 1815-1886

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L2
Scope and Contents Copies or English translations of papers by, to or concerning the Chinese authorities, comprised mainly of edicts, proclamations and orders from officials and petitions to the authorities from merchants and trading companies. The official edicts are usually addressed to the Hong merchants, with orders for the instructions to be enjoined on the foreigners. Most of the material concerns the trading activities of the foreign merchants and their relations with the native Hong merchants, and many...
Dates: 1815-1886
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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Respondentia bonds to Magniac & Co., 1831

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/F5/13
Scope and Contents

Four respondentia bonds agreed with Magniac & Co., secured against goods transported on the ship 'Sir Charles Malcolm' bound from Whampoa to Bombay, 19 January 1831.

Dates: 1831
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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