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Letters from George Mackintosh & Co., 1832-1932 (1832 and 1932)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K2

Scope and Contents

A sheet containing two manuscript letters from George Mackintosh & Co., Glasgow, to (respectively) Jardine, Matheson & Co. and Magniac & Co., Canton, 10 August 1832. The first letter acknowledges receipt of a circular from Magniac & Co. of 15 February announcing the formation of Jardine, Matheson & Co., proposes further shipments of cudbear, and urges the sale of any cudbear the company has in hand. The second letter acknowledges the receipt of a remittance for £200 from Magniac & Co. and of the discontinuation of the firm. A note on the reverse records that the document was received on 7 March 1833, and answered on 26th. There is also a typescript copy of the document's contents, and a typescript letter from D.G.M. Bernard, London, to James Steuart, Roehampton, 18 February 1932, describing the discovery of the original letter and its significance with regard to Jardine, Matheson & Co.'s history.


  • 1832-1932 (1832 and 1932)

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & 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

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1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

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