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Letters to Shanghai, 1856-1872

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/D1/1/2/2

Scope and Contents

Copies (mostly press copies) of letters from Joseph Jardine, Robert Jardine, William Keswick, James Macandrew, Herbert Magniac, Henry Murray, Alexander Perceval and James Whittall, Hong Kong, to correspondents in Shanghai, with odd letters to other places, including Amoy and Foochow. Most of the letters are to partners of the firm, including R.A. Houstoun, Robert Jardine, F.B. Johnson, William Keswick, James Macandrew, Alexander Perceval, Edward Whittall and James Whittall. There are also some later letters to Jardine Matheson, Shanghai.


  • Creation: 1856-1872


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.


3 archive box(es) (3 boxes)

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