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Letters to India, 1800-1883 (with some photocopies made in c. 1983)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C10

Scope and Contents

Fair copies of letters from Jardine, Matheson & Co. (J10/15-67) and its precursors (J10/1-14), Canton, Macao and Hong Kong, to correspondents in India, as well as some in the East Indies, Australia and other locations. Most of the letters are unsigned. Prior to 1832 the letters are from the companies that preceded Jardine, Matheson & Co., notably Charles, Magniac & Co. and Magniac & Co. C10/2-63 and C10/65-67 include indexes of recipients.


  • Creation: 1800-1883 (with some photocopies made in c. 1983)


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at

Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers.

Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.


67 volume(s) (67 volumes)

Language of Materials


Related Materials

C16 includes copies of later letters from Hong Kong to India.


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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