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Legal documents, 1809-1969

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/F

Scope and Contents

This series contains a wide range of legal documents relating to Jardine, Matheson & Co. and related companies and individuals.


  • Creation: 1809-1969


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.


34 archive box(es) (34 boxes)

4 file(s) (4 ring-binders)

Language of Materials


Dutch; Flemish








Spanish; Castilian


In arranging the records, effort has been made wherever possible to maintain the original order and grouping of the documents. As a result, there is some degree of overlap between the contents of the series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The series consisted originally of fourteen boxes of miscellaneous, partially-listed material. Additional documents from the uncatalogued section of the archive were added during cataloguing.

Related Materials

Legal documents in Chinese can by found in H2.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
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Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom