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China trade and empire : Jardine, Matheson & Co. and the origins of British rule in Hong Kong, 1827-1843

Author: Alain Le Pichon
Publisher: Oxford : for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Records of social and economic history., New series ;, no. 38.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This edition of 263 letters written by or to William Jardine and James Matheson traces an intriguing range of commercial, political and personal dramas played out in Britain, India and China." "The correspondence covers a period of rapid growth for Jardine, Matheson & Co, from 1827 when the founders first joined forces, to Jardine's death in 1843, shortly after the end of the Opium War. The letters document the
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Genre/Form: History
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: William Jardine; James Matheson; William Jardine; James Matheson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Le Pichon
ISBN: 9780197263372 0197263372
OCLC Number: 61756534
Description: xvii, 626 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: "This edition of 263 letters written by or to William Jardine and James Matheson ... covers a period of rapid growth for Jardine, Matheson & Co, from 1827 when the founders first joined forces, to Jardine's death in 1843, shortly after the end of the Opium War."--Dust jacket.
Series Title: Records of social and economic history., New series ;, no. 38.
Responsibility: edited by Alain Le Pichon.
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A good introduction to the Jardine archive and a valuable companion for scholars who wish to pursue further research. * Hsien-Chun Wang, The English Historical Review. * Alain Le Pichon provides a Read more...

 
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