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Private letters: China coast, 1813-1867

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B2/7

Scope and Contents

The correspondents include George Adam (of H.C.S. 'William Pitt'); R.B. Baker (Captain of the 'Earl of Balcarres' and 'Singapore'); Captain Charles James Bolton; William Sprott Boyd (also Thomas Podé, pseudonym); William G. Bull (of H.C.S. 'David Scott'); Captain James Burnett; Alexander Chiene (of the 'Harlequin'); Adam Howden Crawford; James Jeremiah Davis (Captain of the 'Austen', 'Lady M. Wood' and 'Arabia'); John Denham; William Alexander Erskine (of the 'Venus'); Duncan Forbes (Captain of the 'Lady Hayes', 'Folkestone' and 'Mahamoodie'); Alexander Grant (Captain of the 'Jamesina', 'Lord Lowther', 'Castle Huntly' and 'Hercules'); Henry Gribble (of the 'Marquis Camden' and British Consul at Amoy); Charles Gutzlaff (Karl Friedrich August Gützlaff); James Hall (of the 'Harriet'); Robert Alexander Houstoun; James Innes; [ ] Jardine; Andrew Jardine; William Jardine; Francis Jauncey (of the 'Austen' and 'Governor Findlay'); Peter George Laurie (of Jardine, Matheson and Co.); William Mackay (Captain of the 'John Biggar' and 'Fairy'); Charles Magniac (brother of Hollingworth and Daniel); [ ] Matheson; Alexander Matheson; (Nicholas) James Sutherland Matheson (also 'Santiago Thomasen', pseudonym); James Molony (of the Select Committee, East India Company); Gideon Nye; Edward Parry (Captain of the 'Hercules'); A. Paterson (of the 'Sir F. McNaughton', 'Isabella', 'Austen' and 'Spy'); Dr Alexander Pearson; S.L. Phelps (of the P. and O. steamer 'Colorado'); John Rees (Captain of the 'Dansborg', 'Kronberg', 'Colonel Young', 'Austin' and 'Lady Hayes'); James Ryan; James Starkey (of the 'Thistle'); Keith William Stewart-Mackenzie; William Strachan (Captain of the 'Lady Hayes'); Robert Taylor; Robert Thom; Benjamin Waterhouse (of the barque 'Actif'); and James Whittall.


  • 1813-1867

Conditions Governing Access

The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reel 495.


291 item(s) (291 letters)

Language of Materials


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