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Employment contracts, 1834-1940

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/F11

Scope and Contents

Agreements and contracts hiring employees for a wide range of different positions, made principally by Jardine, Matheson & Co. and other companies for the staff of their offices, factories and ships in the Far East. The contracts usually specify an initial term of service, after which the contract can be broken by either party following a period of notice. Some contracts include later additions extending the length of service. There are also some related papers.


  • Creation: 1834-1940


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


Related Materials

Other types of agreements and contracts can be found in F1.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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