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Miscellaneous loose accounts and papers, 1812-1934

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A8

Scope and Contents

A wide range of accounts and other business papers from China, Hong Kong, Japan and other places relating to Jardine, Matheson & Co. and associated companies and individuals. The papers include abstracts; balances and trial balances; bills of exchange; current accounts; delivery orders; disbursements accounts; documents regarding the 'Hong Kong Times' and 'Daily Advertiser'; invoices; payment orders, cash vouchers and cheques; receipts; reports on merchandise; sales accounts; valuations of goods; and papers regarding shipping, including accounts and bills; bills of lading; boat notes; manifests and freight lists; and shipping lists. The series also includes several large sets of miscellaneous bills, memoranda and other documents.


  • Creation: 1812-1934


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

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.


196 archive box(es) (196 boxes)

1 item(s) (1 drawing)

1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

1 item(s) (1 portfolio)

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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