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Miscellaneous commercial information, circa 1824-circa 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/G85

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous printed commercial information in the form of circulars, periodicals, reports and supplements from throughout the world. Some documents are in French. The publications include 'Bulletin de l'Union des Marchands de Soie de Lyon'; 'The Calcutta Exchange Gazette and Daily Advertiser'; 'Calcutta Gazette Extra'; 'The Ceylon Times, Extraordinary'; 'Commercial Supplement to the "Newcastle Pilot"' (Australia); 'Daily Press Shipping Extra' (Hong Kong); 'Dixson's Hongkong Recorder'; 'The Englishman Extraordinary'; 'Indian Daily News, Extraordinary'; 'Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping'; 'Lloyd's Register Shipbuilding Returns'; 'The North-China Daily News'; 'Pacific Commercial Advertiser'; 'Roussac's Daily Report of the Calcutta Money Market'; 'Shanghai Shipping Intelligence'; 'Singapore Free Press Extra'; 'S. Solomon's list of arrivals at, and departures from St. Helena'; 'Straits Times Extra'; 'Tientsin Daily Shipping Report'; and 'Times of India Supplement'.

The remaining documents include memoranda of charters and settlements (Hong Kong and Saigon); 'Opening exchange quotations' (Hong Kong); opium delivery reports (Calcutta); 'Rates of freight to and from Canton, Whampoa and Hongkong. Per "Vigilant"', 1853; reports of government opium sales, Calcutta, 1854-1869; 'Statement of Principal Exports from Madras and Subordinate Ports for the Quarter ending 31st Dec. 1860'; 'Stock of all goods in bond at the port of Melbourne, Victoria, 18th May, 1861'; 'Stock of tea in hands of importers, New York, July 1, 1862'; 'Port of Newcastle, New South Wales. Trade and port charges, &c.', 1865; reports from Sam Mendel, Manchester, for the 'China Mail', of exports from Great Britain to South and Southeast Asia, 1865-1868; 'Report of tests of specimens of several descriptions of Timber. Bombay, April 1866'; 'Cotton crop of the United States', 1867; 'Summary of Intercolonial and Foreign Exportation of Coals from Newcastle, New South Wales, during the year 1867, exclusive of coasters'; a table showing the import and export trade of Nagasaki for 1868 and 1869; 'List of silk shippers from the port of Yokohama, Japan', 1871; 'Report of the committee of merchants trading with the East appointed to consider and amend the conditions of bills of lading by steamships passing through the Suez Canal', 1872; 'Rapport sur la deterioration des soies de Chine de la saison de 1871', 1872; printed despatches from the Great Northern Telegraph Co. regarding telegraphic communications, 1872-1874; and 'Scale of minimum commissions (without guarantee) and fees, at Hongkong, Canton and Foochow'.


  • Creation: circa 1824-circa 1903


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Found scattered throughout the uncatalogued material in the archive.



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