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Characters and valuations of tea and silk, Jan. 1874-Sep. 1876 (mostly 1875-1876)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A8/144/4

Scope and Contents

Copies (mostly press copies) of characters and valuations of tea and silk shipped to London, Lyon, Marseilles and Rotterdam, some or all on account of Jardine, Matheson & Co., with invoices and memoranda of classification. The documents are dated at various places, including Canton, Foochow, Hankow, London, Shanghai and Yokohama.


  • Creation: Jan. 1874-Sep. 1876 (mostly 1875-1876)


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson and 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 is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.


1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, but some damage by insects.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found during the sorting and cataloguing of Series D, and transferred to this series on 18 September 2008.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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