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Duplicate letters, 1824-1907

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/D

Scope and Contents

Copies (including press copies) of correspondence of Jardine, Matheson & Co. and other companies and individuals. Most of the letters are in English, but there are some in French, German and Spanish. The series includes some letters which are not found elsewhere in the archive.


  • Creation: 1824-1907


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson and 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 is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.


135 archive box(es) (135 boxes)

Language of Materials




Spanish; Castilian


The organisation of this series broadly follows the contemporary arrangement, whereby letters were grouped together by the place at which the writer or addressee was based.


Many of the letters are in a reasonable condition, but suffer from damage along the foldline which would be exacerbated if they were used by readers. As a result, a number of bundles have had to excluded from access which are in a fair condition in general.

A few stray labels and wrappers have been stored in an envelope in the box containing D9.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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