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Business letters: Yokohama, 1859-1892

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B10/9

Scope and Contents

Letters from Yokohama, including some from Kanagawa. There are 3,661 principal letters and 7 supplementary letters. The correspondents include the following names:

H.J. Adair; James Aitchaison (Captain of the 'Mountain Ash'); William Aitchison (of Jardine, Matheson & Co.); Rutherford Alcock; Alsop & Co.; Charles Godfrey Ancel (of H.M.S. 'Scylla' and Assistant Paymaster, Royal Navy); Captain George Cobham Anderson (Marine Superintendent, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong); Robert Anderson (Robert Anderson & Co., Kiukiang and Hankow); Hugh Lyttelton Arbuthnot; Hugh Piercy Austin (of Jardine, Matheson & Co.); John Robert Aylen (midshipman, Royal Navy).

Colgate Baker; Bank of British North America; James S. Barber (of Kanagawa); Edward Percy Bates (son of Edward Bates); R.B. Beard (Captain of the 'Florence Nightingale' and 'Borealis'); Behre & Co.; John Bell-Irving; Blakiston, Marr & Co.; P. Bohm; E. Brown (Captain of the barque 'Dora'); H. St John Browne; Browne & Co.; G. Buissonnet; Francis Bulkeley Bulkeley-Johnson (also Francis Bulkeley Johnson, afterwards Bulkeley-Johnson); Butterfield & Swire.

Charles H. Campbell; J.M. Canny; Chabrières, Morel et Cie, Lyon; China Sugar Refining Co. Ltd (China Sugar Refinery Co. Ltd); China Traders' Insurance Co. Ltd; Francis Starkie Clayton (Royal Naval Senior Lieutenant, H.M.S. 'Perseus'); Samuel Clyma (of the 'Queen of the Age'); Adolphe Collin; Robert Coote; D. Corkery (Captain of the 'Queen of the Ocean'); William Curtis ('Hong Kong Times').

Jakuradu Darike; Davidson & Co., Ningpo; Deutsche Bank; Henry Dickie; Martin Dohmen; G.A. Dubeux; C.G. Dunlop; A. Durrand; John H. Duus (Reiss & Co. and Lindsay & Co.).

Elles & Co.; Henry Collins Endicott; James Bridges Endicott (uncle of Henry C. Endicott); Everett & Co., New York and Boston.

A. Fabre, Boerne & Co.; Victor Faga; Wilmot Hawksworth Fawkes; Edward Fischer (agent of Jardine Matheson, Yokohama and Osaka); Edward Fischer & Co.; George S. Fisher (U.S. Consul); John Freebody (Captain of the 'Mary Nicholson'); O.E. Freeman.

Glover & Co.; Glover, Dow & Co.; Robert Goddard; Goddard & Co., San Francisco; [ ] Gould (Captain of the 'Marchioness of Londonderry'); E.H.M. Gower; Samuel John Gower (partner, Jardine, Matheson & Co.); Dirk de Graeff von Polsbroek (Netherlands Consul); Francis Hamilton Grove; Arthur Godfrey Gunner R.N. (midshipman, H.M.S. 'Charybdis').

Alexander Wylly Habersham; His Excellency the Hanji; A.V. Hansard (Captain of the S.S. 'Coringa'); Hansard & Keele (of the 'Japan Herald' office); Richard Hastings Harington (Royal Naval Lieutenant, H.M.S 'Euryalus'); George Hayter R.N. (captain's coxswain); Augustine Heard & Co.; Hecht Lilienthal & Co.; John Henderson (Captain of the 'Red Riding Hood'); Charles E. Hill (Thomas Hunt & Co.); Ryle Holme; 'Hong Kong Times'; Hooper Brothers; Thomas B. Hooper (Captain of the 'Borderer', 'Lanrick' and 'Glengyle'); Charles Southern Hope (son of Charles Hope of London); Edmund Grimani Hornby; Robert Alexander Houstoun; Thomas Howard (merchant); Howell & Co.; Meredith Howland; Howland & Aspinwall; Hudson & Co.; Arthur Hughes R.N. (Assistant Paymaster, H.M.S. 'Perseus'); Thomas Hunt & Co.

J.M. James (of the 'Wild Wave'); George Jamieson (British Consular Service); Iseki Jaremon; J.T. Jarman (Captain of the 'Wodonga'); K. McK. Jones (of the 'Lanrick' and 'Mahamoodie'); Jones & Co., San Francisco.

Hayakawa Notono Kami (Governor of Kanagawa); Henry Kendall & Sons; [ ] Keswick; James Johnstone Keswick; William Keswick; Kingdon, Schwabe & Co.; William Montague Hammett Kirkwood; Kraeutler & Miéville'; Carl Kramer; Augutus Leopold Kuper.

George E. Lane (of the 'Sweep Stakes', and Pacific Mail Steamship Co.); Joshua Le Mare; Egerton Bagot Byrd Levett-Scrivener (previously Egerton Bagot Byrd Levett); J. Livingston & Co.; London & San Francisco Bank Ltd; J.G. Lowe (Captain of the 'Shelburne'); Robert Sigmund Maria Joseph Lucius von Ballhausen; John Matheson Macdonald; Alfred Lucy.

David Stockton McDougal (of U.S.S. 'Wyoming'); McGregor, Gow & Co.; John Macgregor; Kenneth Ross Mackenzie; Miss McLean; Hector Coll Maclean; Kenneth Macrae; J. Mammelsdorff; Henry Davies Margesson; Charles Maries; F.W. Marks; A. Markwald & Co.; James Martin Jnr (Captain of the 'Stag'); James Martin Snr; Matheson & Co.; Samuel Mendel; Merchant Banking Company of London Ltd; Morgan Lambert & Co.; W.S. Morton (Captain of the 'Oneiza'); C.D. Moss (Manager of the 'Japan Gazette'); Murdoch's Nephews; Henry Murray (partner of Jardine, Matheson & Co.); Francis Gerhard Myburgh; Henry Myers (of Paris).

Kuninozuke Nakahara; Edward St John Neale; Netherlands Trading Society (Nederlandsche Handel Maatschappy).

Joseph Earle Ollivant; van Oordt & Co.; F. & C. Osler.

Pacific Mail Steamship Co.; Gifford F. Parker & Co.; Harry Smith Parkes; Parrott & Co.; George F. Parson (Captain of the 'Hopewell'); Lieutenant Pierce Samuel Parson R.A.; William Paterson (partner, Jardine, Matheson & Co.); Emlyn Peacock (Captain of the 'Lothair'); Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co.; Alexander Perceval; B. Pestonjee; David Petrie (Jardine, Matheson & Co.); S.L. Phelps (of the P. & O. steamship 'Colorado'); J.H. Phinney; Pitman & Co.; J.J. van der Pot; Thomas Power (Captain of the 'Matilda Atheling' and 'Clara'); Thomas Preston ('Hong Kong Times'); A.H. Prince; J. Pulijussen (of Amsterdam).

C.F. Reimers (of Jardine, Matheson & Co.); Reiss & Co.; Wilhelm Reling; James Rickett Jnr (P. & O.); Robertson & Co. (of Liverpool, London and Manchester); Russell Brooke Robertson; Samuel Robertston; John Roskell (Captain of the 'Thebes' and 'Thales'); Henry Charles Ross-Johnson (barrister).

Ernest Mason Satow; Karl Edward Schmid (British Consulate); Schuster Son & Co.; David Scott (of the 'Argyll'); Scottish Life Assurance Co. Ltd; J. Segoe (of the 'Celestial'); Hemsley Hardy Shanks R.N. (Paymaster; Secretary, H.M.S. 'Euryalus'); Nishi Shigenori (President, Superior Court, Tokio); P.F. da Silva; [ ] Smith; Herbert Smith (partner, Jardine, Matheson & Co.); James Sorley; Stephen Spowart (Captain of the 'Guinevere'); Samuel Stephen (Captain of S.S. 'Cyphrenes'); George W. Stiles; W. Summerfield (Captain of the 'Macedon').

Tait & Co.; W.H. Talbot; Nicanor Tejerina; Captain George W. Thomas; G. De Trenqualye (French Consul); Trust & Loan Co. of China, Japan & the Straits Ltd.

Valmale, Schoene & Milsom; J.W. Van den Broek; F. Vanek; Edward Vincent (of the 'Cora'); Michael Vowell (Captain of the 'Chanticleer' and the 'Kelso'); Francis Howard Vyse (Captain in Horse Guards, then British Consular Service).

Wahee, Smith & Co.; Edward Wallace; Thomas Walsh; Walsh, Hall & Co.; Walter B. Walter (Jardine, Matheson & Co.); Edwin Burges Watson; Robert Grant Webster; David Welsh; Edward Whittall; James Whittall; Wilkin & Robison; Hiram Shaw Wilkinson; John Wilks; George Ommanney Willes; Charles Alexander Winchester; F. Wuriu.


  • 1859-1892

Conditions Governing Access

The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reels 437 (letters nos 1-200), 438 (201-479), 439 (480-794), 440 (795-958), 441 (959-1158), 442 (1159-1367), 443 (1368-1598), 444 (1599-1835), 445 (1836-2067), 446 (2068-2256), 447 (2257-2505), 448 (2506-2705), 449 (2706-2942), 450 (2943-3187), 451 (3188-3431) and 452 (3432-3661 and S1-11).


3668 item(s) (3668 letters)

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