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1832-07-01 William Jardine & James Matheson

Chinnery painting of Jardine, Matheson and Company, a partnership, between William Jardine, James Matheson as senior partner, after they met in May 1820. Thus one of the most powerful, resourceful and influential corporations was formed in China, 1832-07-01, taking the Chinese name ‘Ewo‘ (怡和) pronounced “Yee-Wo” and meaning ‘Happy Harmony‘. James Matheson was a son of a Scottish Barron.

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