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Business letters: Africa, 1825-1881

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B6/1

Scope and Contents

Letters from Africa and the surrounding islands. The correspondents include William Ainslie (of Shaw, Ainslie & Co. and Colvin, Ainslie, Cowie & Co.); A.P. Ambrose; Charles Arkcoll; Ernest Arnal; Thomas Baker (at St Helena); F. Baker & Co.; Samuel Ball; Henry Barlow; B.A. Barretto & Co.; Philip Baylis (of H.C.S. 'Canning'); Robert Berry; James Black & Co.; Blyth Brothers & Co.; Captain Charles James Bolton; Borradailes, Thompson & Pillans; John Frederick Bourne; A. Brown; Thomas Brown (Captain of the 'Duke of Roxburgh'); [ ] Buisson; John Burd (Captain of the 'Norden' and 'Syden'); William Carr (Captain of the 'Mangles', 'Mercury', 'Vixen' and 'Hellas'); W.R. Chalmers; A. Chiappini & Co.; George Thomas Clayton; M.C. Cohen; Collison Sons & Co.; Charles Spencer Compton; Domenico Copello (Captain of the S.S. 'Glensannox'); Rufino da Costa Martins; Dickson, William & Co.; Thomas Dyer Edwards (of Edwards & Hunter); Henry Collins Endicott; Fairlie, Bonham & Co.; Frederick Gach; Giquel & Co.; S. Gideon; J.W. Graham; H. Griffith; J.G. Hilker; John Hine (Captain of the 'Earl of Balcarres'); Holland & Ginsberg; ; J.W. Hollway; John Horne; Howland & Aspinwall; Thomas J. Jackson (of H.C.S. 'Hannah'); William Jamieson (Captain of the 'William Stewart', 'Lord of the Isles' and 'Guinevere'); G.H. Janisch; Joseph Jardine; William Jardine; James Somers Kirkwood; Pierre Lafontan; [ ] Laperriere; Thomas Larkins (Captain of H.C.S. 'Marquis of Camden'); R. Lauratel & Le Roy; A. Le Roy; Lyall, Matheson & Co.; Macdonald & Kirkwood; McDonald, Busk & Co.; Hugo B. Major; Alexander Matheson; Donald Matheson; (Nicholas) James Sutherland Matheson (also 'Santiago Thomasen', pseudonym); Matheson & Co.; William Mathieson; J. Mudie (of Macdonald & Kirkwood); Pierson & Chapman; [ ] Raffray; Rutherford & Van der Bye; John Shaw Sampson; Sampson, Ainslie & Co.; D. Scott (of Scott & Co., Port Louis); Scott & Co. (of Mauritius); Smith & Fearon; S. Solomon; Captain Thomas Sullivan; Charles Thomas; Thomson, Watson & Co.; James Brabazon Urmston; Thomas Bowman Venn; Francis R. Webb (Captain of the 'John Wade' and 'Ruparell'); Philip Edmond Wodehouse; Richard Woosnam; and Francis Xavier Joseph de Yrisarri.


  • Creation: 1825-1881


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The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reel 476.


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