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Shanghai

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:

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 Sub-Series

Account sales, 1810-1886

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A5
Scope and Contents

Account sales of the main office of Jardine, Matheson & Co. and its predecessors at, successively, Canton, Macao and Hong Kong (1-36), and the offices at Shanghai (37-49) and Canton (50-51).

Dates: 1810-1886
Conditions Governing Access: Some of the records are unavailable due to their poor physical condition.
 Sub-Series

Accounts current, 1812-1902

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A4
Scope and Contents Accounts current kept by the main office of Jardine, Matheson & Co. and its predecessors at, successively, Canton, Macao and Hong Kong (1-64), and by the offices at Shanghai (65-100), Canton (101-106), Yokohama (107-108), and London (109-118). The majority of the volumes are comprised of general accounts, but there are also accounts devoted to specific individuals, bodies or locations, including the China coast, ships, steamers, companies and ports. The London volumes include accounts...
Dates: 1812-1902
Conditions Governing Access: Some of the records are unavailable due to their poor physical condition.
 Sub-Series

Cash books, 1819-1905

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A3
Scope and Contents

The largest part of the series consists of cash books produced by the main office of Jardine, Matheson & Co. and its predecessors at, successively, Canton, Macao and Hong Kong (1-72). The remaining cash books are comprised of series dedicated to the company's offices at Shanghai (73-103) and Canton (104-105), and a rough book for the main office at Hong Kong (106). Some of the Shanghai volumes contain press copies of cash book entries.

Dates: 1819-1905
Conditions Governing Access: Some of the records are unavailable due to their poor physical condition.
 Sub-Series

General letters from Shanghai, 1858-1908

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C46
Scope and Contents

Fair copies of letters and one volume of press copies of letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai. C46/1-28, C46/30 and C46/33-35 include indexes of recipients.

Dates: 1858-1908
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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 to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Invoices, 1810-1852

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A6
Scope and Contents Invoice books of the main office of Jardine, Matheson & Co. and its predecessors at, successively, Canton, Macao and Hong Kong (1-28), and of the offices at Shanghai (29-42) and Canton (44-50). The Shanghai volumes contain invoices for a variety of goods shipped from Foochow (Fuzhou), Hankow (Wuhan), Swatow (Shantou) and other ports in China, as well as Yokohama and Shanghai. There is also a set of inward invoices for services rendered to the company (51-59), relating principally to...
Dates: 1810-1852
Conditions Governing Access: Some of the records are unavailable due to their poor physical condition.
 Fonds

John Scarth: Letters

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7084
Scope and Contents

Typescript and manuscript letters, mainly from China.

Dates: 1847- 1858
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Journals, 1811-1900

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A2
Scope and Contents

Journals containing running accounts of expenses, with some additional related documents. There are journals (1-59) and rough journals (90-175) of Jardine, Matheson & Co. and related, earlier partnerships at Canton, Macao and Hong Kong, and journals of the company's offices in Shanghai (60-80), Yokohama (81-87), Canton (88), and Manila (89).

Dates: 1811-1900
Conditions Governing Access: Some of the records are unavailable due to their poor physical condition.
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Ledgers, 1798-1900

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A1
Scope and Contents

Ledgers of Jardine, Matheson & Co. and its predecessors, including a long series of ledgers produced by the company's main office at, successively, Canton, Macao and Hong Kong (A1/35-78).

Dates: 1798-1900
Conditions Governing Access: Some of the records are unavailable due to their poor physical condition.
 Item

Letter from Robert Swinhoe to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Shanghai, 1873-03-26

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 177: 336
Scope and Contents

Letter from Robert Swinhoe to Charles Robert Darwin; written at Shanghai


(Letter)

Dates: 1873-03-26
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some material in the Darwin archive is not available because it is unfit for production and access to some very fragile material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please see descriptions for further details.
 Item

Letter from Thomas Kingswill to Sir George Howard Darwin; written at Shanghai, 1899-02-25

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 251: 4694
Scope and Contents

Letter from Thomas Kingswill to Sir George Howard Darwin; written at Shanghai


(Letter)

Dates: 1899-02-25
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some material in the Darwin archive is not available because it is unfit for production and access to some very fragile material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please see descriptions for further details.
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Letters from Shanghai, 1885-1895

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B22
Scope and Contents

Letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, with some related letters and papers.

Dates: 1885-1895
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: The originals of B1-11 are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room using the microfilm reference numbers listed in this catalogue, which are also found in the Outline Catalogue.
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Letters re Book Office, banking and finance, 1870-1891

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C52
Scope and Contents

Press copies of letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai. C52/4 includes an index of recipients.

Dates: 1870-1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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 to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Letters re China Coast Steam Navigation Co., Apr. 1881-Feb. 1883

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C53
Scope and Contents

Press copies of letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, General Agents of the China Coast Steam Navigation Co., to a wide range of correspondents. The volume is blank after page 81.

Dates: Apr. 1881-Feb. 1883
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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 to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Letters re insurance, Nov. 1854-Mar. 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C50
Scope and Contents

Fair copies of letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, agents of the Alliance Assurance Co., Alliance Fire Assurance Office, Bengal Insurance Society, Bombay Insurance Society, Canton Insurance Office and Triton Insurance Co. Many of the letters are from Alexander Perceval.

Dates: Nov. 1854-Mar. 1859
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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 to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Letters re piece goods, 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C51
Scope and Contents

Press copies of letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to correspondents in England and the United States.

Dates: 1889
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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 to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Letters to Hong Kong, 1847-1870

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C47
Scope and Contents

Fair copies of letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong. The letters are addressed to the company rather than members of the firm.

Dates: 1847-1870
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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 to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Letters to Japan, 1859-1869

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C49
Scope and Contents

Fair copies of letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, including indexes of recipients.

Dates: 1859-1869
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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 to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Letters to the China coast, 1856-1868

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C48
Scope and Contents

Fair copies of letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to places on the China coast, including indexes of recipients.

Dates: 1856-1868
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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 to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Letters to the China coast, 1870-1896

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C21
Scope and Contents

Press copies of letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to places on the China coast, including Shanghai, Foochow and Swatow, as well as some to Japan. C21/2-41 include indexes of recipients.

Dates: 1870-1896
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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 to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Letters to the China coast, 1871-1896

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C22
Scope and Contents

Press copies of shipping letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to places on the China coast, including Shanghai, Foochow and Swatow, as well as some to Japan. C22/1-18, C22/20-21 and C22/23-25 include indexes of recipients.

Dates: 1871-1896
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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 to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Letters to the China coast, 1839-1883

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C13
Scope and Contents

Fair copies of letters from Jardine Matheson, Macao and Hong Kong, to Jardine, Matheson and Co.'s agents or receiving ships on the China coast. The later letters are addressed to the firm's branches, including those at Shanghai and Yokohama. C13/1-10 and C13/14-31 include indexes of recipients.

Dates: 1839-1883
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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 to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Miscellaneous bound accounts and papers, 1802-1941

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A7
Scope and Contents A wide range of accounts and other papers relating to Jardine, Matheson and Co., companies it owned or managed, and extraneous institutions.Much of the series is concerned with maritime trading, relating primarily to the consignment of goods, notably opium, and the range of expenses incurred by their transportation. Many of the volumes are undifferentiated by creator. However, there are some records relating to particular companies and traders. These include Robert Taylor (1-6),...
Dates: 1802-1941
Conditions Governing Access: Some of the records are unavailable due to their poor physical condition.
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Observations and calculations of longitude, 1857 - 1862

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/115
Scope and Contents Observations, reports and calculations for the longitude of places in North America by W.B. Jack; the longitude of Chicago; differences in longitude observed by Pulkova and Dorpat; longitudes of places in Australia; and the longitudes of Shanghai, Paris, Vienna, Ghent, Brussels, New Westminster, Canada, Williamstown, Victoria and Newton Abbot, Devon. The volume also includes various works, maps, reports, observations and correspondence on solar eclipses. There is substantial material on the...
Dates: 1857 - 1862
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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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...
Dates: 1861-1884
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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 to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Papers on Charles Baker and Shanghai, 1932-1942

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L11/4
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the kidnapping of Captain Charles Baker and the future of Shanghai:1. A typescript copy of the 'Log of H.E. Case in Connection with Kidnapping of Capt. Chas. Baker at Low Point', 5-24 February 1932, 15 pages, regarding Baker's capture by bandits styling themselves 'The President Party of King Lee Section of the Soviet Government of China', with a typescript copy of a letter from Baker to Case, Assistant General Manager, Yangtsze Rapid Steam Ship Company, 27 March...
Dates: 1932-1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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 to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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