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Business records from Japan, circa 1866-circa 1887

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A8/149/17

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous business records from Japan of Jardine, Matheson & Co. and other companies, including many press copies. The papers include documents regarding silk, including lists of shippers of Japan silk, 1869-1870; papers concerning the Takasima Colliery, including a two statements of sales and deliveries in Nagasaki of Takasima coals received from Goto Tankosha, Nagasaki, 6 August 1880 and 8 October 1880; a list of properties destroyed in house godowns by a fire at Yokohama, 26 November 1866; a list of estimated stocks and future supplies of rice by Herbert Smith of Jardine, Matheson & Co., Yokohama, 16 May 1870; a statement of outturn of weight on Japan rice shipped to Hong Kong, dated Kobe, 1 August 1872; and a table of particulars of the cargo of coal of the 'Ocean', 1880.


  • Creation: circa 1866-circa 1887


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 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found scattered throughout the uncatalogued papers in the archive.


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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