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Business letters: Nagasaki, 1859-1886

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B10/4

Scope and Contents

Letters from Nagasaki, including some from Desima. There are 1,517 principal letters and 10 supplementary letters. The correspondents include the following:

M.C. Adams & Co.; Alt & Co., Nagasaki; John Martin Armstrong (Thomas Hunt & Co.); Sir W.G. Armstrong & Co.

James S. Barber (of Kanagawa); H. Barnett (Captain of the S.S. 'Argentino'); Henry P. Blanchard; Francis Bulkeley Bulkeley-Johnson (also Francis Bulkeley Johnson, afterwards Bulkeley-Johnson).

Captain Cassan (of the 'Aramingo'); China Sea, Saigon & Straits Steamship Co. Ltd; S. Howard Church; A. Brodie Clark (Jardine, Matheson & Co.); William Clifford (of the 'Ettrick' and 'Reiver'); Joseph Collins; J.A. Crawford; J.F. Crockett (Captain of the 'Hellespont' and 'Clan Alpine'); Samuel R. Curwen.

De Souza & Co.; Frederick Victor Dickins (barrister, Yokohama); Yeend Duer.

Lebbeus Egerton Jnr (clerk, Frazar & Co.); Elles & Co.; [ ] Endicott; Henry Collins Endicott; James Bridges Endicott (uncle of Henry C. Endicott).

J.M. Ferguson (Captain of the 'Rose'); Franklin Field; Just Peter Amilo Flindt (Captain of S.S. 'Naples'); Marcus Octavius Flowers (British Consul).

James L. Glover; Thomas Blake Glover; Glover & Co.; Inspectors and Creditors of the Estate of Glover & Co., in liquidation; Goto Shojiro; Samuel John Gower (partner, Jardine, Matheson & Co.); Henry Gribble (merchant); Henry Gribble (merchant); Francis A. Groom (Glover & Co.); J. Henry Groos.

Alexander Wylly Habersham; Charles Hagedorn; William Harper (Captain of S.S. 'Staunch'); F. Harrison; F. Hellyer; Charles E. Hill (Thomas Hunt & Co.); Ryle Holme; Holme, Ringer & Co.; Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation; 'Hong Kong Times'; C.F. Hooper; Charles Southern Hope (son of Charles Hope of London); Robert Alexander Houstoun; Robert Hughes; H.J. Hunt; Thomas Hunt & Co.; P. Hussey (Captain of the 'Spee').

Thomas Jackson (Chief Manager, Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation); J.M. James (of the 'Wild Wave'); William Jamieson (Agent, Mitsu Bishi Mail Steamship Co.); Edward P. Johnson (of the 'Kate Hooper'); C.P. Jones (Captain of the 'Oxfordshire').

Kawada Koichiro; J.P. Keg; George A. Keppell; [ ] Keswick; James Johnstone Keswick; William Keswick; Awoki Kustchiro.

William C. Lawrence; Carl Lehmann; Antonio Loureiro; Jose Loureiro.

John Macgregor; Kenneth Ross Mackenzie; Hector Coll Maclean; Morgan Maclean; W.L. Malcolmson & Co.; Maltby & Co.; Mitsu Bishi Mail Steamship Co.; Joseph Mooney (of the 'Emperor', 'Express' and 'Bertha'); George Staunton Morrison.

Gavin Parker Ness (barrister; of Yokohama); Netherlands Trading Society (Nederlandsche Handel Maatschappy); W.M. Nickels.

H.A. Ortmans.

William Paterson (partner, Jardine, Matheson & Co.); Pignatel & Co.; J.J. van der Pot.

E.L. Reimer; F. Ringer; Thomas Robertson; William M. Robinet; Edward Rogers; H. Vernon Russell (Captain of S.S. 'Corea' and S.S. 'Appin'); Charles Ryley.

Schmidt, Spahn & Co.; J. Schutze; Scott, Bell & Co.; William Seabrook; [ ] Sharp (Captain of the S.S. 'Miosa'); T. Russell Skey (Imperial Government Telegraphs); Herbert Smith (partner, Jardine, Matheson & Co.); Herbert Smith (partner, Jardine, Matheson & Co.); John Smith (Glover & Co.); John H. Smith (Glover & Co.); Peleg Staples (Captain of the 'Nellie Merrill'); William Stocks (Captain of S.S. 'United Service' and S.S, 'Dragon'); J.J. Stutchbury (Glover & Co.); G. Sutton.

Takasima Colliery; Nicanor Tejerina; George Thomson (Captain of the 'Ettrick', 'Viola', 'Lanrick' and 'Carthage'); F.P. Tombrink; James Troup; H.N. Turner (Captain of the 'Fanny').

H.P.M. Wachtels; Wachtels, Groos & Co.; Wahee, Smith & Co.; John G. Walsh (U.S. Consul); Walsh & Co.; Walter B. Walter (Jardine, Matheson & Co.); [ ] Whittall; Edward Whittall; and James Whittall.


  • 1859-1886

Conditions Governing Access

The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reels 433 (letters nos 1-310), 434 (312-713), 435 (714-1044), 436 (1045-1414) and 437 (1415-1517 and S1-10). Letter no. 311 has not been microfilmed.


1527 item(s) (1527 letters)

Language of Materials


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