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Jardine, Matheson and Co. Ltd


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:


Jardine Matheson Archive

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM
Scope and Contents The collection contains papers covering the activities of Jardine, Matheson and Co. Ltd, its predecessors, its subsidiaries and associated firms. • The company's business history is covered in large series of accounts (A) and correspondence (B-E, J-K). • The rest of the collection is comprised of legal documents (F), printed commercial circulars and periodicals (G), documents in Chinese (H), papers of other companies (I), and miscellaneous papers (L). • The collection is predominantly in...
Dates: 1766-1969
Conditions Governing Access: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson and 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 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 is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.

Letters to Calcutta, 1843-1909 (with some modern copies)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JS/1
Scope and Contents

An incomplete numbered series of files of letters from various correspondents to Jardine, Skinner & Co. Although some letters are fixed inside the files, most are loose, and are held in place by strings attached to the files. There are also a few modern typescript excerpts from the letters, undated. The absent files are also listed in this catalogue.

Dates: 1843-1909 (with some modern copies)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (