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Matheson, James 1796-1878

Works: 19 works in 129 publications in 3 languages and 2,354 library holdings
Genres: Church history  History  Autographs 
Roles: Author, Other
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Most widely held works by James Matheson
A narrative of the visit to the American churches : by the deputation from the Congregational Union of England and Wales by Andrew Reed( Book )

74 editions published between 1835 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Reed (1787-1862) was a Congregational Minister and one of the leading philanthropists of his day, fund-raising for and founding a number of orphanages and asylums. In 1834, he and fellow Congregational Minister James Matheson (1766-1840) were sent to the Congregational churches of the United States, in order to promote peace and friendship between the two communities. This two-volume 1835 work consists of thirty-nine letters in which the authors recount their journey, and their meetings with their fellow Congregationalists. They visited a large number of cities, mostly on the Eastern Seaboard, and made one excursion to Canada. In Volume 1, the focus is on their arrival in America and their first impression of the country and its people. They note with approval that that 'there is less claptrap, less trifling, and no frivolity' in Congregational services in the United States, as compared with England
The present position and prospects of the British trade with China : together with an outline of some leading occurrences in its past history. by James Matheson( )

19 editions published between 1836 and 2012 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Matheson (1796-1878) became a leading taipan, with significant influence and power in Hong Kong. When this pamphlet was published, in 1836, he was still trading from Canton (Guangzhou) and, following the abolition of the East India Company's monopoly on trade with China, appealed to the British government to pressure the Chinese to lift the severe restrictions on trading. He suggests that despite the efforts of the merchants, China refuses to acknowledge the law of nations, to trade fairly, and as such has 'long since surrendered her rights and is no longer in a position to enforce them'. Matheson's personal appeal to the Duke of Wellington was rebuffed, but his business partner, William Jardine, later persuaded Lord Palmerston to adopt a tougher approach, which ultimately led to the First Opium War. This is a powerful and provocative text: a defence of both free trade and an aggressive foreign policy
Advice to religious inquirers respecting some of the difficulties arising from the present state of society by James Matheson( Book )

3 editions published in 1828 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhaal van het bezoek bij de Amerikaansche kerken door de afgevaardigden van wege de congregationele vereeniging van Engeland en Wallis by Andrew Reed( )

4 editions published in 1838 in Dutch and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our country; or, The spiritual destitution of England considered; and how far it can be supplied through lay agency, especially as employed by Congregational churches by James Matheson( Book )

5 editions published in 1839 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China : its costume, arts, manufactures ... by Breton( Book )

1 edition published in 1812 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarks on Landlord V. Tenant Right in the island of Lew ... the property of Sir J. Matheson, etc by James Matheson( Book )

1 edition published in 1877 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rules and regulations of Laws Estate, in Gaelic and English by James Matheson( Book )

1 edition published in 1879 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rules of the Laws Estate by James Matheson( Book )

1 edition published in 1876 in Scottish Gaelic and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
James Matheson britischer Politiker

James Matheson British politician and merchant

James Matheson Brits politicus (1796-1878)

James Matheson politicien britannique

Matheson, James Nicolas Sutherland 1796-1878

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