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Engravings of James Matheson and William Jardine, circa 1837 (photographic copies of engravings)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L9/12

Scope and Contents

Photographic copies of engravings of paintings of James Matheson and William Jardine, probably painted in the 1820s and engraved in the 1830s. The paintings are described on the envelope as the work of George Chinnery, but the Matheson engraving was actually made by Henry Cousins in 1837 from a portrait by James Lonsdale.


  • Creation: circa 1837 (photographic copies of engravings)


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 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The copies were originally enclosed with semi-official letter no. 1358 from W.J. Keswick, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to D.G.M. Bernard, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 9 May 1934 (see J1/9/1), for use in a proposed history of the firm, having been found in the Hong Kong office. They were originally mounted, but the mounts were damaged, and have not been retained.

Existence and Location of Copies

L9/11 contains other copies of the engraving of James Matheson.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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