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Notes on Halleaths India letters, circa 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L11/24

Scope and Contents

A small set of undated notes in pencil by James Steuart describing the 'India Letters' found among the papers of the Andrew Johnstone of Halleaths. The correspondence is comprised of letters from Bombay and Calcutta, as well as Canton, London, Macao and Manila, for the period of 10 June 1827-11 August 1846. The correspondents include Alexander Matheson, David Jardine, Dr William Jardine, John Johnstone, J. Lyall, John Skinner and James Walkinshaw. The notes are in an exercise book labelled on the front cover 'Halleaths Papers. India Letters'.


  • circa 1930

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 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, but the covers are detached.

Custodial History

The notes were removed from a file of papers relating to the history of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd during the period before 1830, which has not been included in the Archive.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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


The volume was removed from Box Q0454, which formed part of an accession of 20 September 2016.


Repository Details

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