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Letters to Foochow, 1858-1872

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/D1/1/2/3

Scope and Contents

Press copies of letters from Joseph Jardine, William Keswick, James Macandrew, Herbert Magniac, Alexander Perceval and James Whittall, Hong Kong, to correspondents in Foochow, with odd letters to other parts of China. Most of the letters are addressed to partners or employees of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Many were sent to Richard Farr Hamilton, who was employed as a clerk by Jardine, Matheson & Co. at Foochow.


  • 1858-1872

Conditions Governing Access

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

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14 bundle(s) (14 bundles)

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