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Jardine Matheson & Co.

XI/38/151, 1 box

A firm dealing in textiles including chintzes, long cloths, long ells, cotton yarn, worsters, silk, broadcloth etc., and iron, Turkey opium, quicksilver, tin plates, cochineal and tea from its bases in Canton, Macao and Hong Kong. They also acted as an acceptance house, and handled bills on the Intendente of the Philippine Islands. Their agent in Manila was Messrs E. de Otadui & Co., from whom they passed on news to NMR about the payment of monthly revenues due to the Queen of Spain from the Philippines. The dominant political event at the time, the attempt by the Chinese authorities to end the import of opium, is reported in detailed circulars.

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1838 Letters Received: Jardine Matheson & Co: Canton XI/38/151
1839 Letters Received: Jardine Matheson & Co: Canton XI/38/151
1840 Letters Received: Jardine Matheson & Co: Canton XI/38/151
1841 Letters Received: Jardine Matheson & Co: Canton XI/38/151
1842 Letters Received: Jardine Matheson & Co: Canton XI/38/151
1843 Letters Received: Jardine Matheson & Co: Canton XI/38/151
1844 Letters Received: Jardine Matheson & Co: Canton XI/38/151