Business letters: Kumsingmun, 1835-1856
Scope and Contents
The correspondents include T. Alston (Captain of the 'Mor'); João Barretto; G.R. Barry (purser on the 'Susquehanna'); G.B. Bennett (Chief Officer of the 'Nimrod'); H.H. Birch (of the 'Cowasjee Family'); Fritz Bovet; Bowra & Co.; W.S. Braben (1st Officer of the 'Bombay'); Abraham Joseph Burley (or J. Burley; Captain of the 'John', 'Zenobia' and 'Falcon'); Captain James Burnett; Byramjee, Dorabjee, Metta & Co.; James Patfield Cook (partner, Thomas Hunt & Co.); Cowasjee Pallanjee & Co. (Cawasjee Pallanjee & Co.); A. Cunningham Dando (Captain of the 'Cowasjee Family'); H. Du Commun; A.C.R. Eckford (Chief Officer of the 'Nimrod'); H. Edwards (Captain of the 'Beatriz', 'Maggie' and 'Hydrabad'); Henry Collins Endicott; James Bridges Endicott (uncle of Henry C. Endicott); John Endicott (of S.S. 'Spark'); Ezra & Judah; E.H. Faucon; Antonio F. da Fonseca; Robert Bennet Forbes (Russell & Co.); Aeneas M. Fraser (1st Officer of the 'Lyra'); Captain Gamble (of the 'Burlington'); Thomas W. Gedney (of the U.S. ship 'Plymouth'); J. Gray (of the 'Cama Family' and S.S. 'Canton'); G. Hadley; J.P. Hall; John Heard (partner, Augustine Heard & Co.); Thomas Hunt (Thomas Hunt & Co.); Thomas Hunt & Co.; Charles Jameson (of the 'Linnet' and 'Bombay'); David Jardine (partner, Jardine, Matheson & Co.); Joseph Jardine; Sir Robert Jardine, 1st Baronet; William Jardine; J. Kelly; George Kennedy (of the 'Governor Findlay' and 'Fairy'); E. Lanier (of the U.S.S. 'Mississippi'); S.S. Lee (Commander, U.S.S. frigate 'Mississippi'); G.B. Livingston (of the 'John Adam'); R.B. Lowry (Master, U.S. Navy; caterer, Wardroom Mess, U.S.S. frigate 'Powhatan'); George Lungley (of the 'Lady Hayes'); Malcolm Anderson Macleod (junior partner, Jardine, Matheson & Co.); J.W. Macnamara (of the 'Falcon' and 'Omega'); Domingos S. Marques (Thomas Hunt & Co.); John Marshall (of the 'Falcon'); Donald Matheson; A. Dundas Murray (of the 'John Adam' and 'Cama Family'); P. & D. Nesserwanjee Camajee & Co. (P. & D. Nosserwanjee Camajee & Co.); David Ovenstone (Captain and part-owner of the 'Falcon' and 'Lady Hayes'); George Peirce (Chief Officer, 'Ruparell'); A. dos Remedios; T.W. Riddles (of the 'Mahamoodie' and 'Cama Family'); John Robson (Captain of the 'Hastings'); W.H. Roper (Captain of the 'John Adam' and 'Nimrod'); William Fellowes Russell (Thomas Hunt & Co.); Adam Scott; W. Smardon; William Speiden (of the U.S.S. Frigate 'Mississippi'); W.R. Stanford (Chief Officer, 'Bombay' and 'John Adam'); Captain Thomas Sullivan; William Thom (Chief Officer, 'Lady Hayes'); Walter Toms; John Walcott (of the 'Ruparell'); Francis R. Webb (Captain of the 'John Wade' and 'Ruparell'); Charles Thomas Wells (Captain of the 'Cama Family'); Thomas White (Captain of the 'Empresa'); William R. Whitney (Chief Officer on the 'Ruparell'); Charles Woodbury (Captain); and J.W. Wright (Captain of the 'Eneas').
Conditions Governing Access
The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reels 536 (letters nos 1-245), 537 (246-562), 538 (563-1111) and 539 (1112-1355).
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Language of Materials
- Forbes, Robert Bennet, 1804-1889 (merchant and shipowner)
- Jardine, David, 1818-1856 (merchant)
- Jardine, Joseph, 1822-1861 (merchant)
- Jardine, Sir Robert, 1825-1905 (1st Baronet, merchant and politician)
- Jardine, William, 1784-1843 (physician and merchant)
- Matheson, Donald, 1819-1901 (merchant)
- Thomas Hunt and Co