Jardine, David, 1818-1856 (merchant)
David Jardine trained in London before joining Jardine, Matheson & Co. in China. He was a Director of the company, 1843-1856, and became the Taipan following the retirement of Donald Matheson in 1848. He was the nephew of William Jardine, co-founder of Jardine, Matheson & Co., and the cousin of David Jardine of Balgray, founder of Jardine, Skinner & Co.
Found in 65 Collections and/or Records:
The private cash expenses book for Canton, possibly kept by David Jardine.
Two identical sets of undated typescript extracts from miscellaneous correspondence of partners of Jardine, Matheson & Co., November 1837-September 1856. Most of the letters are from Great Britain to Canton or Hong Kong, and were exchanged between David Jardine, Joseph Jardine, William Jardine, Andrew Johnstone, Alexander Matheson, James Matheson and Donald Matheson, but there are also letters from C.B. Skinner, Calcutta; Donald Matheson, Singapore; and James Hope Stewart, Gillenbie.
Monthly accounts of Hong and other merchants with Jardine, Matheson & Co., signed by David Jardine. Accounts for May and June 1847 and January 1848 are missing.
A lease by David Jardine to Augustine Heard & Co. of House No. 2 in the new British Factory, Canton, for a period of five years from this date, dated Canton, 1 May 1851.
A lease by H.M. Government to David Jardine of Lot No. 3 and one half of Lot No. 5 at Canton for a period of 25 years from 1 January last past, dated Canton, 30 June 1844.
Press copies of early letters from Canton, comprised predominantly of private correspondence between partners. The correspondents include David Jardine, Joseph Jardine, Robert Jardine, Donald Matheson, A.C. Maclean, M.A. Macleod and Alexander Perceval.
Manuscript letters nos 52-57 from Alexander Matheson, London, to David Jardine in Hong Kong or China: 52. 24 January 1850; 53. 25 March 1850; 54. 19 June 1850; 55. 19 June 1850; 56. 24 June 1850; and 57. 24 July 1850.
Press copies of letters from David Jardine, Hong Kong, to Alexander Matheson, London.
Memoranda of charges on various goods, signed by David Jardine. The documents include reference to Captain Oldham; Captain Sewell; Theodore Shillaber; 'Alpha'; lorcha 'Ann'; 'Carnatic'; 'Celestial';'Cockermouth Castle'; 'Dumfries'; 'Flora McDonald'; 'Julia' 'Louisa Ann'; 'Maggie'; 'Mor'; 'Sarah Louisa'; Amoy; beaver skin; cotton; opium; piece goods; shirting; and yarn.
An envelope containing a power of attorney granted by Andrew Jardine of 3 Lombard Street, London, and Robert Jardine of Castlemilk, Dumfriesshire, brothers of Joseph Jardine, deceased, to Alexander Percevel of Hong Kong to prove the will or administer the estate of the late Joseph Jardine, 25 July 1861. There are also letters of administration of the estate of Joseph Jardine granted to Perceval by the Supreme Court of Hong Kong, 20 March 1862.
A power of attorney granted by David Jardine of Victoria, Hong Kong, to Joseph Jardine of Canton, Alexander Campbell Maclean and Robert Jardine of Victoria, Alexander Perceval of Shanghai and John Charles Bowring of Victoria, all of Jardine, Matheson & Co., to act for him with regard to his business interests, dated Victoria, 7 August 1855.
A power of attorney granted by Gervas Humpston of Canton to Donald Matheson of Hong Kong and David Jardine of Canton to collect money owed to him, 19 January 1846.