Matheson, Donald, 1819-1901 (merchant)
- Existence: 1819 - 1901
Found in 54 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
Copies (mostly press copies) of letters from Hong Kong to partners and employees of Jardine, Matheson & Co. and other correspondents at Canton, Hong Kong and Macao, with odd letters to other places. The authors are J.C. Bowring, Joseph Jardine, Robert Jardine, William Keswick, James Macandrew, A.C. Maclean, Herbert Magniac, Donald Matheson, Alexander Perceval and James Whittall.
Copies (mostly press copies) of letters from correspondents in China and Japan, and occasionally other places, to R.A. Houstoun, F.B. Johnson, William Keswick, Donald Matheson, Edward Whittall and James Whittall. Most of the letters were sent to Shanghai, but there are also some to Hong Kong. The principal recipients are F.B. Johnson and Edward Whittall.
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.
Fair copies of letters from Donald Matheson, H.D.M. Consul at Canton, to the Commissioners of the Royal Board of Customs and Commerce, Copenhagen. The letters are from either the Canton Consulate or Hong Kong.
The correspondents include Abraham Joseph Burley (or J. Burley; Captain of the 'John', 'Zenobia' and 'Falcon'); Captain James Burnett; Jose A. da Fonseca; William Jardine; George Kennedy (of the 'Governor Findlay' and 'Fairy'); George Lungley (of the 'Lady Hayes'); William Mackay (Captain of the 'John Biggar' and 'Fairy'); Donald Matheson; John Rees (Captain of the 'Dansborg', 'Kronberg', 'Colonel Young', 'Austin' and 'Lady Hayes'); and William Strachan (Captain of the 'Lady Hayes').