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Letters to partners, 1824-1880

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/D1/2

Scope and Contents

Copies (mostly press copies) of letters from correspondents in China and Japan, and occasionally other places, to R.A. Houstoun, F.B. Johnson, William Keswick, Donald Matheson, Edward Whittall and James Whittall. Most of the letters were sent to Shanghai, but there are also some to Hong Kong. The principal recipients are F.B. Johnson and Edward Whittall.


  • Creation: 1824-1880


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.


2 archive box(es) (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



Many of the letters were found loose in the boxes that constituted D1/37. These were supplemented by letters from D1/8/7, which contained the same type of material, and letters from other series.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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