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Papers re steam navigation company shares, 1882-1898

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 33/47

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning shares purchased by Parkes in the China Shipper's Mutual Steam Navigation Company. The papers are in an envelope labelled '5/5/98. Letter, & papers received from Hong Kong. re Sir Harry Parkes'. It includes the following items:

Letter from John Walter (of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation), Yokohama, to Parkes, 14 December 1882, 1 bifolio.

Letter from John Walter, Yokohama, to Parkes, 27 January 1883, 1 bifolio.

Letter from John Walter, Yokohama, to Parkes, 2 April 1883, 2 bifolios.

Letter from John Walter, Yokohama, to Parkes, 4 April 1883, 1 bifolio.

Certificate of Parkes as proprietor of 25 shares of £20 each in the China Shipper's Mutual Steam Navigation Company Ltd, signed by Holliday, Wise & Co. on behalf of the Directors, dated Hong Kong, 20 July 1883, 1 folio, printed, with manuscript insertions.

Letter from Jardine, Matheson & Co., Hong Kong, to William Keswick, 1 April 1898, 1 bifolio.


  • 1882-1898

Conditions Governing Access

Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd, 3 Lombard Street, London, EC3V 9AQ. Applicants may submit their request using the standard Jardine Matheson letter of application, which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.


1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

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