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Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd

 Organization

Biography

The Jardine Engineering Corporation was formed in 1923 for the importation of machinery into China. It replaced Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd's Engineering Department, which had performed this role previously. The corporation's Head Office was at Shanghai, and branch offices were established at Chungking, Hankow, Hong Kong, Nanking and Tientsin.

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence of J.F. Owen re Jardine Engineering Corporation, 4 June 1929-13 Aug. 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/5/3
Scope and Contents Correspondence between J.F. Owen, Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd, Shanghai, and Leo Smith (mainly) and J.H. Keswick, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, regarding the work of the Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd. The correspondence is comprised of originals and copies of letters from Owen to Matheson & Co. Ltd, including some handwritten letters, and copies of letters from Matheson & Co. Ltd to Owen. There are also copies of telegrams exchanged between J.F. Owen and Matheson...
Dates: 4 June 1929-13 Aug. 1935
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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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Correspondence of J.H. Keswick re Jardine Engineering Corporation, 21 Mar. 1935-4 Sep. 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/5/7
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence of J.H. Keswick of Cowhill Tower, Dumfries (mainly), Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, and Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, regarding the Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd. Much of the correspondence is comprised of originals and some copies of letters to Keswick, but there are also some copies of letters sent by Keswick. The correspondents include William Lorimer, North British Locomotive Co. Ltd, Glasgow; J.F. Owen, Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd, Shanghai;...
Dates: 21 Mar. 1935-4 Sep. 1935
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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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Correspondence on the Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd, 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K56
Scope and Contents

Typescript copies of letters and related documents regarding the Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd: a letter from the Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd, Shanghai, to Matheson & Co., London, 17 July 1929; a memorandum by J.F. Owen, 1 August 1929; and letters from W.H. Way, Shanghai, to J.F. Owen, 26 August 1929 and 19 November 1929 (2).

Dates: 1929
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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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Correspondence re Jardine Engineering Corporation, 1921-1923

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/2/2/26
Scope and Contents Copies of correspondence and related papers regarding the Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd, particularly the company's replacement of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd's Engineering Department.The bound material in the file is comprised principally of copies and extracts of correspondence between Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, with related papers, including extracts of telegrams of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd and...
Dates: 1921-1923
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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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Correspondence re Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd, 1927-1942

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/3/2/25
Scope and Contents

Copies and extracts of correspondence between Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, regarding the Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd, with related letters and papers.

Dates: 1927-1942
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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.
 sub-subseries

Correspondence re Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd, 1939-1954

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J12/8
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Files compiled by Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, of selected correspondence of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd and other correspondents regarding particular subjects, with related papers. Much of the material concerns the closure in 1954 of the China offices of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd and its subsidiaries and the transfer of their assets and liabilities to the state-operated Chung Hwa Development Company on 1 October 1954. The papers divide into five main groups: the firm's China...
Dates: 1939-1954
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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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Correspondence re Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd, 1946-1955

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J11/1/18
Scope and Contents From the sub-subseries:

Selected semi-official correspondence between Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd, Matheson & Co. Ltd and Henry Waugh & Co. Ltd (and its successors) regarding particular subjects, with related letters and papers. Some files are comprised solely of non-correspondence.

Dates: 1946-1955
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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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Correspondence re Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd, 1945-1977

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/4/1/232
Scope and Contents

Correspondence of Matheson & Co. Ltd, Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd and the Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd and related letters and papers, including minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors and reports of Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meetings of the Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd. The correspondence is comprised of originals and copies of letters to Matheson & Co. Ltd and copies of other letters.

Dates: 1945-1977
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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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Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd property records, 1949 (copies of earlier records)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/F25/124/24
Scope and Contents

Photostats of Chinese deeds for properties of the Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd at Kiangsu Road and Thorburn Road, Shanghai. The envelope is labelled 'SP-57' and 'Shanghai Properties', and includes a short typescript contents list inside.

Dates: 1949 (copies of earlier records)
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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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Memorandum re Engineering Department, 1922-1976 (memo. of 1922 and modern covering letter)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L15/14
Scope and Contents

An unsigned typescript memorandum from the Engineering Department, Shanghai, 2 March 1922, 22 pages, regarding the future of the department, written in the period immediately preceding the creation of the Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd. There is also a covering typescript letter from 'J.F.', Chipping Campden, to Alan [Reid], 22 March 1976, which indicates that the author of the memorandum is probably Geo. S. Aveyard.

Dates: 1922-1976 (memo. of 1922 and modern covering letter)
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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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Papers of Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd, 1924-1970

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/9/73
Scope and Contents

Minutes and reports of the Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Dates: 1924-1970
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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.
 Sub-Series

Papers of the Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd, 1924-1968

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I16
Scope and Contents

A set of miscellaneous accounts and reports of different offices of the Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd.

Dates: 1924-1968
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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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Papers on company history, circa 1938-circa 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L11/13
Scope and Contents Typescript and manuscript correspondence and papers compiled during the course of research into the history of Jardine, Matheson & Co. The subjects of the letters include the Peking Office, the Import Department, and the Tsingtao and Tientsin Agencies. The correspondents include D.G.M. Bernard, W.J. Keswick, David Landale, D. Rod Mackenzie, J.J. Paterson, F.A. Pollock and C.H. Ross. The remaining papers include two copies of a memoranda by F.M.P. de Gra├ža on the China Sugar Refinery; two...
Dates: circa 1938-circa 1939
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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.
 sub-subseries

Semi-official and other letters from Chungking to London, 1942-1946

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/91
Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official, property and private and confidential letters from Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd and the Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd, Chungking, to Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents are B.D.F. Beith, D.I. Bosanquet, G.P. Charlton, W.S. Dupree, H.Y. Hsu, W.J. Keswick, H.H. Lennox, P. Morrison, J.F. Owen, C.F. Stockar and A. Wright.

Dates: 1942-1946
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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.
 sub-subseries

Semi-official correspondence between London and Shanghai, 1929-1935

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/46
Scope and Contents

Semi-official correspondence and some telegrams exchanged between Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, and the Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd, Shanghai, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents are R.M. Austin, B.D.F. Beith, D.G.M. Bernard, W.J. Keswick, J.F. Owen and G.W. Sheppard.

Dates: 1929-1935
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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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Semi-official letters from Chungking to London, 1942-1946

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/80
Scope and Contents Originals and a few copies of semi-official letters from Chungking to Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, with two letters from Bombay:1. Unnumbered letters from D.I. Bosanquet, Jardine Matheson, Chungking, to B.D.F. Beith, 27 June-18 October 1942.2. Nos 7-11 from D.I. Bosanquet, Jardine Matheson, Chungking, to B.D.F. Beith, 24 November-8 December 1942.3. Nos 26, 27, 30, 34, 44, 48, 49, 52, 55, 56, 58, 63, 76, 83 and 100 from D.I. Bosanquet, E.H. Brazel and W.S....
Dates: 1942-1946
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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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Semi-official letters from Harbin to Shanghai, 22 Mar. 1929-2 Feb. 1933

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/52
Scope and Contents Copies of semi-official letters to Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, with enclosures:1. Nos 24-30, 32-35, 37 and 39-45 from W.J. Keswick, E.J. Schramm and E.J. Surman, Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd, Harbin, to R.M. Austin (mainly) and J.J. Paterson, 22 March 1929-6 November 1930, regarding the Harbin liquidation account, including enclosed monthly statements from the Compradore.2. Nos 18-31 and 34 from E.A. Jenkinson and G.E.R. Mayell, Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. Ltd,...
Dates: 22 Mar. 1929-2 Feb. 1933
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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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Semi-official letters from Shanghai to Harbin, 20 July 1929-14 May 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/64
Scope and Contents Copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai:1. Nos 13-23 from R.M. Austin, B.D.F. Beith and G.W. Sheppard to E.A. Jenkinson, G.E.R. Mayell and J.K. Shaw, Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. Ltd, Harbin, 23 August 1929-14 May 1932.2. Nos 13-16 from R.M. Austin to E.J. Surman, Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd, Harbin, 20 July 1929-17 April 1930.The subjects covered include the Harbin liquidation account and staff. The ring-binder is labelled 'Ports....
Dates: 20 July 1929-14 May 1932
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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.
 Sub-Series

Telephone conversations between Hong Kong and Shanghai, 1950-1951

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/E15
Scope and Contents

Summaries of telephone conversations between Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and Jardine Matheson, Shanghai. The main subject is trade in a wide range of commodities, including the involvement of the company's subsidiaries Ewo Breweries Ltd, Ewo Cotton Mills, Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd and Shanghai & Hongkong Wharf Co. Ltd. Index entries for many of the staff and companies featured in the conversations are given below.

Dates: 1950-1951
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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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Telephone conversations of Hong Kong, 1949-1956

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/E14
Scope and Contents Summaries of telephone conversations between Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, Taipei, Tientsin and Tokyo, Matheson & Co., London, and Henry Waugh & Co. Ltd, Singapore. The files also include some copies of semi-official correspondence and notes of meetings of Heads of Departments in Hong Kong. The main subject is trade in a wide range of commodities, including the involvement of the company's subsidiaries Ewo Breweries Ltd, Ewo Cotton Mills, Jardine...
Dates: 1949-1956
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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.