Dallas, Alexander Grant, 1816-1882 (merchant)
- Existence: 1816 - 1882
Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
Letters from Lookong (Luhwang). The correspondents include Alexander Grant Dallas; Duncan Forbes (Captain of the 'Lady Hayes', 'Folkestone' and 'Mahamoodie'); F.S. Green (of the 'Vixen', 'Falcon', 'Audax' and 'Lady Hayes); Isaac Gutsell (Captain of the 'Hellas'); David Jardine (partner, Jardine, Matheson & Co.); Donald Matheson; and Daniel Patridge (Captain of the 'Hellas', 'Falcon', 'Snipe', 'Lanrick', 'Lady Hayes' and 'Berwick Walls').
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.
An indenture made between C.D. Mackenzie and K.R. Mackenzie, and A.G. Dallas, attorney of Duncan Forbes, regarding property in Shanghai, dated Shanghai, 21 December 1852. There is also a memorandum of agreement between Dallas and F.S. Lungrana and N.M. Lungrana, dated Shanghai, 9 May 1852.
A manuscript copy of a letter from A.G. Dallas, Deputy Chairman, Hugh M. Matheson, Chairman, and Henry Doetsch, Director, of the Mines of Rio Tinto, to Charles T. Prebble, regarding the quantity of minerals required for 1881 and the plans to be followed for developing the mines, 24 November 1880, 11 pages. The envelope is numbered 15.
A black and white photographic copy of a portrait made circa 1850 of Alexander Grant Dallas, the first representative of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd in Shanghai. The photograph was probably taken around 1980.
The correspondents include Alexander Grant Dallas; Duncan Forbes (Captain of the 'Lady Hayes', 'Folkestone' and 'Mahamoodie'); Isaac Gutsell (Captain of the 'Hellas'); [ ] Jardine; David Jardine (partner, Jardine, Matheson & Co.); Joseph Jardine; and Alexander Wentworth Macpherson.
A promise by A.G. Dallas to withhold wages from George Newman until Newman has paid Mr Strachan the $80 owing for house rent, dated Hong Kong, 27 April 1847.
A wrapper containing the last will and testament of Duncan Forbes, commander of the ship 'Folkstone', dated on the 'Folkstone', Woosung River, 23 May 1849. There is also a power of attorney granted by Forbes to Alexander Grant Dallas to manage his affairs while he is absent from China, dated Shanghai, November 1849.