Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:
Accounts of weights of cotton delivered to the 'Footois Purser'. The accounts may originate from Canton.
Copies of correspondence of Matheson & Co. Ltd, Jardine Matheson & Co. Ltd and Jardine Waugh Ltd, and related letters and papers regarding the firms' business activities in relation to cotton.
Selected semi-official correspondence between Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd, Matheson & Co. Ltd and Henry Waugh & Co. Ltd (and its successors) regarding particular subjects, with related letters and papers. Some files are comprised solely of non-correspondence.
Correspondence and telegrams exchanged between Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, with related letters and papers, including correspondence between Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, Smith, Coney & Barrett Ltd, cotton and general produce brokers, Liverpool, and Lane, Crawford Ltd, general merchants, importers and exporters, Hong Kong. The ring-binder is labelled '1958 Private & Confidential Liverpool/Uganda Cotton Agency' and is numbered 69.
Note; by Charles Robert Darwin; also as coversheet for previous item; on reverse of Sir Francis Darwin draft text of 'Fertilisation' ch 11 p 15 later 729
A closed cotton account, 29 October 1864, signed by William Keswick, with an open statement for the 1864-1865 account.
Signed by William Keswick.
Accounts for cotton shipped on various vessels. The documents include reference to Edward Whittall; Moncreiff, Grove & Co.; 'Gorilla'; and the 'Palmerston'.
Accounts of cotton purchases. The documents include reference to Fergusson & Co.
Manuscript diaries written by Sir William Himbury relating to his trips to West Africa in late 19th and early 20th century. Himbury travelled in his capacity as a superintendent of cables and telegrams initially, and later on behalf of the British Cotton Growing Association (BCGA) to gther intelligence on cotton growing and trade. There is also an article on Empire cotton (1905), manuscript notes on the Egba peoples and a folder of biographical notes assembled by the donor.
Fragmentary drafts of letters to merchants in India, possibly from Jardine, Matheson & Co., regarding sales of opium and cotton in China, action taken with inferior opium, and the state of the market, undated [c. 1840s?], possibly originating from Canton or Hong Kong.
A letter in two parts from Cheongsoon (Ch'ang-shun, Changshun) to Mr Hsiao-jen (Xiaoren) instructing that the cotton yarn and camlet bought from Matheson should be taken to Cheongsoon hong (Ch'ang- shun, Changshun) if a ship can be found for this purpose. The year is not given.
Market reports and circulars from Canton and Hong Kong, including issues of 'W. Kerfoot Hughes' Market Report'; 'J. P. N. da Silva's Cotton Market Report'; 'Exchange Circular'; 'Freight Circular'; 'Shanghai Price Current and Market Report'; 'Hughes & Legge's Market Report'; and 'Thomas & Mercer's Canton Market Report'. There are also memoranda of ships' cargoes and exports; quotations of silk for Bombay from Canton; and two market reports from Shanghai, January 1877.
Bound and disbound market reports and circulars from Canton, Hong Kong and Macao, including issues of the 'Exchange Circular'; 'Hughes & Legge's Market Report'; 'J. P. N. da Silva's Cotton Market Report'; 'Freight Circular'; and 'Canton Market Report'. There are also quotations of silk for Bombay from Canton, and memoranda of ships' cargoes and exports.
Two copies of a memorandum regarding damage to a shipment of cotton, dated Canton. The documents include reference to Christopher Fearon; William Haylett; Joseph Hollingworth; Kingqua; John Laurence; Roe; and Magniac & Co.
Notebooks containing notes on sales of opium and cotton, possibly relating to Canton.
A notice from Hsu Fa-mao (Xu Famao) to 50 shops inviting them to the Silk and Tea Guild for a hearing of the issue at stake between his shop and Ewo Co. with regard to compensation for substandard cotton yarn. The document is in four parts: title, text, a copy of the guarantee note dated in the 4th month and 16th day, and the 50 shop names. The year is not given.