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Early correspondence of partners, 1856-1900

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K5

Scope and Contents

Two identical sets of undated typescript extracts from miscellaneous correspondence of partners of Jardine, Matheson & Co., November 1837-September 1856. Most of the letters are from Great Britain to Canton or Hong Kong, and were exchanged between David Jardine, Joseph Jardine, William Jardine, Andrew Johnstone, Alexander Matheson, James Matheson and Donald Matheson, but there are also letters from C.B. Skinner, Calcutta; Donald Matheson, Singapore; and James Hope Stewart, Gillenbie.


  • Creation: 1856-1900


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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

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 to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.


1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

copies of originals of 1837-1856

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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