Ledgers, 1798-1886; journals, 1811-1890 and 1900; cash books, 1819-1911; accounts current, 1812-1879; accounts sales, 1810-1869; invoices, 1810-1852; miscellaneous accounts; ledgers, journals and account books of subsidiary companies, including insurance companies; accounts of opium, tea and silk, freight books, lists of cargoes, manifests and diaries; a large collection of loose papers and unbound material.
2. Correspondence in
Unbound private and business letters, covering local, non-local, Formosa, Japan, Korea and unplaced correspondence, 1813-1904; bound volumes of correspondence from America and the Far East, 1884-1912.
3. Correspondence out
Entry books and press copies, covering letters from Jardine, Matheson & Co. in Hong Kong and Shanghai to constituents, and volumes of letters to and from individual members of the firm and its agents, and from the firm as the manager of various shipping and business concerns, 1800-1916.
4. Duplicate letters
139 boxes of roughly sorted material, for which many of the original letters are missing from the collection, 1838-1882.
5. Telegram books
Volumes containing telegrams received and sent from Hong Kong and Shanghai, mostly to and from Matheson & Co., London, and Jardine Skinner, Calcutta, 1870-1896; loose telegrams, 1871-1902; Reuters telegrams, 1877-1885.
13 boxes of unsorted material.
Material in Chinese, printed material, manuscript material and telegrams.
8. Prices current and market reports
Commercial circulars and periodicals, the majority of them sent to Jardine, Matheson & Co., 1824-1903.