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Indo-China Steam Navigation Co Ltd



The Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd was incorporated in 1881 to assume responsibility for Jardine, Matheson & Co.'s fleet. The head office was transferred to Hong Kong in 1916, where Jardine, Matheson & Co.'s local office became the company's General Managers. The company was reconstructed as the Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. (Hong Kong) Ltd in 1973, and the original company was liquidated in 1974. The reconstructed company remained the ship-owning subsidiary of the Jardine Matheson Group until 1976, when it became a purely ship management company. It moved subsequently into the bulk shipping business, as well as developing new enterprises. Jardine Matheson disposed of its remaining vessels during the 1980s.

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Letters re Indo-China Steam Navigation Co., 1883-1903

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C32
Scope and Contents

Press and typed copies of letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, General Managers of the Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd, including letters to local (Hong Kong) and foreign (China and elsewhere) correspondents. C32/1, C32/5 and C32/9 include indexes of recipients.

Dates: 1883-1903
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.

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