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Canton

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

 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.
 File

Canton correspondence, Jan. 1937-May 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J8/3
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Jardine Matheson, Canton and Hong Kong, regarding the Whampoa Port Development and Back Reach railway projects, with related papers, including a report of Dr E.P. Goodrich's address to the Canton Rotary Club on 8 September 1937 on 'The plan of Whampoa Port'. There are also other letters, including correspondence of Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, with Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, and Jardine Matheson, Shanghai. The correspondents include D.G.M. Bernard, A.P. Blunt,...
Dates: Jan. 1937-May 1938
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.
 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.
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General letters from Canton, 1847-1853

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C54
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1847-1853
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.
 Sub-Series

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.
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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.
 Sub-Series

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 Leonard Darwin to Emma Darwin née Wedgwood; written at Canton, 1891-02-16

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 239.1: 10.18
Scope and Contents

Letter from Leonard Darwin to Emma Darwin née Wedgwood; written at Canton


(Letter)

Dates: 1891-02-16
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.
 Sub-Series

Letters from Canton, 1885-1895

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B15
Scope and Contents

Letters from Canton to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong.

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 from Canton and Macao, May 1880-June 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B16
Scope and Contents

Letters from Herbert Dent & Co., Canton and Macao, to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong. Some letters are signed by Charles Lafrentz or Fred Ongley Seaton.

Dates: May 1880-June 1890
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.
 Sub-Series

Letters re Canton Insurance Company, 1820-1838

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C35
Scope and Contents

Fair copies of letters from Charles Magniac & Co. (C35/1) and Jardine, Matheson & Co. (C35/2), Canton, including indexes of recipients.

Dates: 1820-1838
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 Canton Insurance Office, 1835-1894

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C36
Scope and Contents

Fair copies of letters from Jardine Matheson, Canton, Toon Koo, Macao and Hong Kong (1-18), and press copies of letters to local correspondents in China and Hong Kong (19-30), and to places on the China coast (31-36). C36/1-12, C36/14-18, C36/21-29, C36/35 and C36/36 include indexes of recipients.

Dates: 1835-1894
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 Europe, 1810-1898 (with one photocopy made in c. 1983)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C11
Scope and Contents

Fair copies of letters from Jardine, Matheson & Co. (C11/4-60) and its precursors (C11/1-3), Canton, Macao and Hong Kong, to places in Europe, including some to the United States, Australia and other locations. C11/4 also includes some letters from Europe. C11/1-3 and C11/6-60 includes indexes of recipients.

Dates: 1810-1898 (with one photocopy made in c. 1983)
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 India, 1800-1883 (with some photocopies made in c. 1983)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C10
Scope and Contents

Fair copies of letters from Jardine, Matheson & Co. (J10/15-67) and its precursors (J10/1-14), Canton, Macao and Hong Kong, to correspondents in India, as well as some in the East Indies, Australia and other locations. Most of the letters are unsigned. Prior to 1832 the letters are from the companies that preceded Jardine, Matheson & Co., notably Charles, Magniac & Co. and Magniac & Co. C10/2-63 and C10/65-67 include indexes of recipients.

Dates: 1800-1883 (with some photocopies made in c. 1983)
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 local correspondents, 1842-1882

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C14
Scope and Contents

Fair copies of letters from Jardine Matheson, Macao and Hong Kong, to local correspondents, mainly in Canton, Macao, Kumsingmun, Hong Kong and elsewhere on the China coast. C14/1-3 and C14/5-14 include indexes of recipients.

Dates: 1842-1882
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.
 Item

Meteorological journal from Wreck Reef to Canton, 1803-10-13 - 1803-12-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 252-256
Scope and Contents

Kept by James Inman on the voyage of the ship Rolla, under John Cumming.

Dates: 1803-10-13 - 1803-12-19
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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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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Private letters from the Danish Consulate, Nov. 1845-Dec. 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C7
Scope and Contents

Fair copies of letters from Donald Matheson, H.D.M. Consul at Canton, to the Commissioners of the Royal Board of Customs and Commerce, Copenhagen. The letters are from either the Canton Consulate or Hong Kong.

Dates: Nov. 1845-Dec. 1848
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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Private letters to Canton, 1844-1855

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C8
Scope and Contents

Fair copies of letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong.

Dates: 1844-1855
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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