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Business letters: Chusan, 1840-1860

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B7/9

Scope and Contents

The correspondents include H. Biggs; William Sprott Boyd (also Thomas Podé, pseudonym); William Carr (Captain of the 'Mangles', 'Mercury', 'Vixen' and 'Hellas'); British subjects engaged in commerce at Chusan; Alexander Grant Dallas; Henry James Day (Lieutenant, 99th Regiment); Charles Elliot; Isaac Gutsell (Captain of the 'Hellas'); Augustus Howell (of Jardine, Matheson & Co.); Charles Irvine (Captain, 51st Bengal N.I., 19th regiment); David Jardine (partner, Jardine, Matheson & Co.); Edmund Henry Lenon (Lieutenant, 67th Regiment; V.C. 1861); Alexander Matheson; Donald Matheson; (Nicholas) James Sutherland Matheson (also 'Santiago Thomasen', pseudonym); William Graham Maxwell M.D. (surgeon, Indian Army); James Norse (James Nourse) (Captain of the 'Tasmania' and 'Ganges'); John Porter (Major, 67th regiment); Robert Thom; Edward Waller (Secretary to Rear-Admiral Sir Thomas Cochrane); and Roger William Wilson (Major, 65th Bengal Native Infantry).


  • Creation: 1840-1860


Conditions Governing Access

The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reel 528.


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