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Taylor, Robert, d 1820 (merchant)

 Person

Biography

Robert Taylor imported Bengal opium from Calcutta in partnership with James Matheson (co-founder of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd) from 1818 until his death in 1820.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

 Sub-Series

Letters from Robert Taylor and James Matheson, 1818-1821 (with photocopies made in c. 1983)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C1
Scope and Contents

Fair copies of letters.

Dates: 1818-1821 (with 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.
 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.

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