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Papers of chambers of commerce, 1861-1884

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L14/5

Scope and Contents

Printed reports, memorials, notices and circulars relating to chambers of commerce in Colombo, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. The papers includes documents by the Hongkong General Chamber of Commerce on the Chinese Custom House system, 1861; copies of a 'Memorial from the British Chamber of Commerce, Shanghae, to his Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, relative to the regulation of trade in the Yang-tsze-kiang River', 1862; 'English & Chinese translations of the report on the deterioration of Chinese Silks, Season 1871. Addressed by the Council of the Association of Silk Merchants at Lyons to the Shanghai Chamber of Commerce', 1872; 'Letter on mildewed shirtings from the Shanghai General Chamber of Commerce to the Manchester Chamber of Commerce', 1872; 'Report of the Committee of the Hongkong General Chamber of Commerce, for the year ending December 31st, 1872', 1873; and 'Correspondence relating to the Inland Transit Pass System as connected with the West Coast of China. Mr. Edward Herton to the Hongkong Chamber of Commerce' (Hong Kong, 1884).


  • Creation: 1861-1884


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.


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