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Jardine Skinner Archive

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JS

Scope and Contents

The largest part of the archive is comprised of original correspondence of Jardine, Skinner & Co. (JS/1-9). The letters are supplemented by a set of modern extracts and indexes compiled by the researcher E.A. Paterson (JS/10-11). The remaining material consists of papers relating to companies associated with the firm of McLeod Russel, which formed part of the original accession of papers (JS/12).


  • Creation: 1843-1973


Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


144 file(s) (144 files)

84 volume(s) (84 volumes)

18 archive box(es) (18 boxes)

3 folder(s) (3 folders)

3 rolled item(s) (3 rolls)

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Other Finding Aids

A copy of this catalogue is available in the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Sir John Brown of McLeod, Russell & Co. Ltd, per Mr Barham, Brenchley & Co. Ltd, Fareham, Hants, December 1980. The gift of the papers to the Library was confirmed by Jardine Henderson Ltd in March 1981. JS/10 and JS/11 were prepared by Mr E.A. Paterson, Saxmundham, Suffolk, with a view to writing a history of Jardine Skinner & Co. In 1955 Mr Paterson had in his possession the originals of volumes 93-98, which are now missing from the series JS/1 (a letter was sighted at Fareham, 11 November 1980). Since the typescripts include extracts from other missing volumes from this series, it seems likely that these too were removed by Mr Paterson.

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