London Metropolitan Archives - Item Details


Date of Creation:

1759 - 1803

Reference Code:


Scope and Content:
  • Papers of John Michie, director of the East India Company, and Jonathan Michie, wine merchant, comprising personal and East India Company papers, including correspondence, accounts, receipts and memoranda.
Extent: 7 production units.
Classification: BUSINESSES
Former Reference: MS 05881-, 06525-, 20583-
Site Location: London Metropolitan Archives
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Administrative History:
  • John Michie was a director of the East India Company, 1770-88, and High Sheriff of Hertfordshire. He died in 1788. The papers also relate to Jonathan Michie, a wine merchant of 35 Craven Street, Strand (died 1802). It is possible that John Michie was also a wine merchant, but entries in London directories list the business only under Jonathan Michie.
Creator: Michie | John | d 1788 | director of the East India Company
Michie | Jonathan | d 1802 | wine merchant
Copyright: City of London
Source of Acquisition:
  • These papers were once part of the Antrobus archives at Amesbury, Wiltshire. Ms 05881 was purchased by Guildhall Library in 1949, Ms 06525 was purchased in 1951, and Ms 20583 was donated to Guildhall Library by Westminster City Libraries Archives Department in 1951. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
  • 1949/022
  • 1951/016
  • 1983/049
Access Restrictions: These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 2018
Arrangement: Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.
Related Material: Further Michie papers are held at Hertfordshire Record Office; and wine merchant accounts and related papers 1763-94 are held at City of Westminster Archives Centre (Reference: 36).