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Receipts for 'gifts and tea', 1800-1850

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/H1/102

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series:

Chops, receipts and other commercial papers of the Hongs (Chinese merchant houses) and Hong merchants, many including stamps. The documents are in Chinese, but some include English notes describing the contents. The word 'chop' has been used in the documents in the sense of the Chinese word 'chah' (pronounced 'chap' or chop), meaning a contract, diploma or similar document, rather than the more standard meaning of a seal, stamp or brand, which was the use employed in the Pigeon English of the Chinese ports.


  • Creation: 1800-1850


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.


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