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Biographical notes on Jardine, Skinner & Co., 1930-1934

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L11/22

Scope and Contents

An exercise book containing manuscript biographical notes by James Steuart on members of Jardine, Skinner & Co., compiled in 1930. The title page describes the contents as 'Draft Notes for Who's Who in Jardine Skinner & Co., Calcutta'. There is also an original letter from R. Jardine Paterson, Lockerbie, to James Steuart, London, 10 April 1934, including the original envelope, regarding the death of 'Jim', and a manuscript copy of a letter from David Jardine and John Skinner, Calcutta, to Andrew Johnstone, Halleaths, 1 January 1844, announcing the commencement of business of Jardine, Skinner & Co.


  • 1930-1934

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

Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers.

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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

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Custodial History

The volume was removed from a file of biographical material regarding individuals associated with Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd which has not been retained in the Archive.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 20 September 2016.


The volume was removed from Box Q0458, which formed part of an accession of 20 September 2016.


Repository Details

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