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Miscellaneous papers and artefacts, circa 1770-1969 (mostly nineteenth and twentieth centuries)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L

Scope and Contents

This series divides into four parts: L1-6 contain original papers of governments and other non-commercial organisations; L7-10 consist of maps, plans, photographs, artwork and newspapers, mainly relating to Jardine, Matheson & Co., but including some general material; L11-13 contain secondary material regarding the company and its archive; and L14-16 are miscellaneous papers and artefacts unconnected to the other series in the archive.


  • Creation: circa 1770-1969 (mostly nineteenth and twentieth centuries)


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.


1 collection (2 bays (1.1 cubic metres))

Language of Materials



Dutch; Flemish







Spanish; Castilian

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Most the items formed part of the early accessions to Cambridge University Library, including some documents transferred from Series F. This material have been supplemented subsequently by accessions received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, since 2011.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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