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Early telegrams of Jardine Matheson & Co., 1862-1902

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/E1

Scope and Contents

Telegrams sent or received mainly by branches of Jardine, Matheson & Co. in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Canton and Yokohama. E1/1-20 are volumes containing the text of telegrams. These include telegrams exchanged by Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong and Shanghai, with correspondents in Hong Kong, Shanghai, London and Calcutta, principally Matheson & Co. and Jardine, Skinner & Co. (E1/1-3); telegrams exchanged by Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, with correspondents in Europe, America, South-east Asia and other areas (E1/4-15); a record of telegrams despatched by Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong (E1/16); and telegrams of Jardine Matheson, Shanghai and Yokohama (E1/17-20). E1/21-48 are comprised predominantly of sets of loose telegrams.


  • Creation: 1862-1902


Conditions Governing Access

Some of the records are unavailable due to their poor physical condition.


3 archive box(es) (3 boxes)

19 volume(s) (19 volumes)

1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

E1/32-48 were found during the sorting and cataloguing of Series D, and were transferred to this series on 17 September 2008.


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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