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Business letters: Swatow, 1853-1894

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B7/42

Scope and Contents

The correspondents include Walter E. Allum; Captain George Cobham Anderson (Marine Superintendent, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong); Nicolas Tanco Armero; Otto Asverus; George Bailey (Captain of the 'George Shotton'); John Barge (Captain of the 'Fanny' and 'Sunbeam'); Captain E. Barton; James Beaton (sugar boiler, China Sugar Refinery); E. Bois; Charles William Bradley Jnr (Spanish Consular Agent, Swatow); Bradley & Co.; Adolph Branth; William Breck (U.S. Consul, Ningpo); J.R. Bridgman (Bradley & Co.); C. Brigstocke (Captain of the 'Burnswark'); Francis Bulkeley Bulkeley-Johnson (also Francis Bulkeley Johnson, afterwards Bulkeley-Johnson); George Whittingham Caine (Consular Service); Thomas Cappon (Captain of the 'Adriatic'); D. Carlin (Captain of the 'Deerfoot' and 'Deerhound'); John Pierce Clark (Captain of the 'Napoleon', 'Banshee' and 'Ettrick'); John Edmund Commerell; John Connolly (agent for Tait & Co.); William M. Cooper; Robert Craig (Jardine, Matheson & Co., Swatow); Thomas Craig (Captain of the 'Hastings'); William Arthur Carruthers Cruickshank; William Curtis ('Hong Kong Times'); William Curwen (Captain of the 'Pride of the West'); Henry Dickie; Dircks & Co.; Dodd & Co.; Thomas Pickering Drown; George M. Evans (Captain of the 'Helen'); J.O. Farquharson; J.S. Ferries (Captain of the 'Peiho'); Alexander Findlay (Captain of the 'Heather Bell'); J.T. Francis (Captain of the 'Geffrard'); Henry Frewin; Frewin & Co.; William Gauld; F. Gerard (Captain of the 'Hong Kong'); Alexander Gillanders (engineer; of U.S.S. 'Yantic' and the China Sugar Refining Co.); William Gregory (British Consulate); Louis Grunauer; George Hamlin (Captain of the 'Scotia', 'Negapatam' and 'State of Alabama'); J.L. Hammond (Commissioner of Customs); George Harman; David Harrowar (Captain of the 'Roebuck'); F. Hartmann (Captain of the 'Neu-Granada'); William Henry Hayes (Captain of the 'Otranto'); Henderson, George & Co., Calcutta; Edward Herton; P. Hodnett (formerly 1st Officer on the 'Zephyr'); 'Hong Kong Times'; William Hoseason (Captain of the 'Gaviota'); Thomas Howard (Captain of the 'Veloz'); A. Huber (Commissioner of Customs); George Hughes (Commissioner of Customs); Thomas Hunt & Co.; C.W.H. Hutchins (Captain of the 'Lauderdale'); W.F. Inglis; David Jardine (partner, Jardine, Matheson & Co.); Joseph Jardine; D.H. Johnston (Captain of the 'State of Louisiana'); James Johnstone Keswick; William Keswick; Richard King; Neil Lamont (Captain of the 'Ettrick'); Douglas Lapraik & Co.; De Westley Layton; W.F. Lewes; John Liddell (engineer, China Sugar Refinery); James Macandrew; John McArthur (Captain of the 'Pet', 'Despatch' and 'Australia'); N. McLauchlan (Captain of the barque 'Albert Victor'); Malcolm Anderson Macleod (junior partner, Jardine, Matheson & Co.); Malcolm Campbell Macleod (of Jardine, Matheson & Co.); Robert Man (of the 'Annie Gray'); Delacroix Marsy (Captain of the 'Josephine Amédie'); S.J. Miller (Captain of the 'Algernon'); George Nesbit Minto (of the 'Celestial'; J.C. Cowper & Co; and the Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Co.); J.A. Mitchell (Captain of the 'Seewo'); R. Moran (Spanish Consular Agent); Alexander Morrison (Captain of the 'Banshee' and 'Adventure'); Alexander Nicolson (Captain of the 'Red Riding Hood' and 'Argonaut'); Alexander Perceval; George D. Pitman; John George Piton (Captain of the 'Violet'); Thomas Preston ('Hong Kong Times'); B. Pryce (Captain of the 'Livingston'); A. Reddie (Captain of the 'Abdul Medjid'); David Rees (Captain of the 'Corsair'; of Cromar, Scott & Co., Liverpool); Thomas William Richardson; Charles P. Riches (Captain of the 'Gazehound'); J. Rose (Captain of the 'Kedree'; wrecked and captured by the Chinese); James Rose (Captain of the 'Isle of France' and 'Waverley'); H. Vernon Russell (Captain of S.S. 'Corea' and S.S. 'Appin'); John M. Ryrie (Captain of the 'Flying Spur' and 'Cairngorm'); Henry Sage (Constable, British Consulate); Bernhard Schaar (of Dircks & Co.); Edward Irwin Scott (L.K. & Q.C.P.I., L.R.C.S.I.); Albert Smith (2nd Officer, S.S. 'Taksang'); Herbert Smith (partner, Jardine, Matheson & Co.); Captain Thomas Sullivan; Commissioners of Imperial Maritime Customs, Swatow; Honorary Secretary of Imperial Maritime Customs Reading Room, Swatow; James Tait (Spanish Vice-Consul, Amoy); Nicanor Tejerina; H. Thomas (of the 'Banshee'); James S. Thomas (of the S.S. 'Warrior'); Augustus Topping; Captain B.W. Tucker; Henry Vandervord (Captain of the 'William Turner'); Edward Vincent (of the 'Cora'); Thomas Vincent (Captain of the 'Banshee'); Edward Vincent & Co.; W. Wallace Ward (Commissioner of Customs); and John Wardrop (Captain of the 'Gulnare'); Charles B. Warner; D. Waterson (Captain of the 'Harriet Amitage'); M. Whereat (Captain of the 'Matilda Atheling'); Colin Campbell Williams; H.D. Williams (Acting Commissioner of Customs); Williams & Co. (est. 1876); Williams' Wharf & Godowns; J.G. Willoby (pilot); F. Wilson (Deputy Commissioner of Customs); J.C.A. Wingate (U.S. Consul); and George H. Woollatt.


  • 1853-1894

Conditions Governing Access

The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reels 550 (letters nos 1-488), 551 (489-950), 552 (951-1453), 553 (1454-1879), 554 (1880-2327), 555 (2328-2713) and 556 (2714-2910).


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