Correspondence and papers relating to the British India Steam Navigation Company

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Series of correspondence and papers dated 1856-1892 concerning Mackinnon's business interests in India, in particular Mackinnon, Mackenzie & Co. and the British India Steam Navigation Company (BISN Co.). Comprises correspondence between Mackinnon and his business partners including James Macalister Hall, partner in Mackinnon, Mackenzie & Co and Director of BISN Co., P. Hall, agent of Mackinnon, Mackenzie & Co. in Calcutta, Van Halstyn, agent in the Dutch East Indies, Archibald Hyslop, agent in India, BISN Co engineers including Alex Johnstone and shipbuildersincluding A. & J. Inglis. Also includes BISN Co. private letters, 1888-1889. Correspondence arranged alphabetically by correspondent.Company documents include reports of shipping companies in India, including the Calcutta & Burmah Steam Navigation Co., dated 1866, 1880, 1882, 1884, 1886, BISN Co., 1888-1890, and the Netherlands India Steam Navigation Co., 1881-1885 and 1888-1890; reports of Indian non-shipping companies; papers of board meetings, including BISN Co. meetings 1892, and balance sheets for Mackinnon, Mackenzie & Co., 1868-1892.

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