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Smith, Alexander Edward, b 1888 (businessman)

 Person

Biography

Alexander Edward Smith was employed by Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd in China, Japan and Russia, 1908-1946, including as the company's Agent at Canton, Changchun, Hankow, Harbin, Kobe, Tientsin and Tsingtao.

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

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Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ltd. Five Years in Japan (1923-1927), 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L11/39
Scope and Contents

A typescript memoir by A.E. Smith of his period as the Agent of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd at Kobe, 30 October 1949, 33 pages, and a page of notes on other personnel, with a covering letter from Smith, London, to B.D.F. Beith, 13 November 1949.

Dates: 1949
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Property correspondence between Kobe and Yokohama and Hong Kong, 20 Aug. 1926-5 Jan. 1933

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/7
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Correspondence of offices of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd and Matheson & Co. Ltd regarding Jardine, Matheson & Co.'s property, with enclosed letters and papers, including some copies of semi-official correspondence. The composition of many of the series changed over time, meaning that one sequence of correspondence might be spread over several different series in J2. There is also some duplication of letters, caused mainly by Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and Matheson & Co....
Dates: 20 Aug. 1926-5 Jan. 1933
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Property letters from Hankow to Shanghai, 26 Apr. 1929-28 Aug. 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/9
Scope and Contents Copies of property letters from Jardine Matheson, Hankow, to Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, with enclosed letters and papers:1. Nos P.6-13 from W.S. Dupree to R.M. Austin, 26 April-12 December 1929.2. Nos P.2-17 and 19-26 from W.S. Dupree, G.M. Jameson and A.E. Smith to R.M. Austin, 22 February-29 December 1930.3. Nos P.1 and 3-14 from W.S. Dupree (mainly) and A.E. Smith to R.M. Austin (mainly) and B.D.F. Beith, 5 January-26 October 1931.4. Nos P.1-16...
Dates: 26 Apr. 1929-28 Aug. 1941
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Property letters from Shanghai to Hankow, 9 Mar. 1928-20 Nov. 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/13
Scope and Contents Copies of property letters nos P.184-287, 289-340, 342-388, 393, 395-412 and 415-422 from R.M. Austin, B.D.F. Beith, J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick, D.F. Landale, J.J. Paterson, F.A. Pollock and G.W. Sheppard, Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to H.A. Allan, W.S. Dupree, H.H. Lennox and A.E. Smith, Jardine Matheson, Hankow, 5 April 1929-20 November 1941, with enclosed letters and papers. Letter no. 387 of 27 April 1939 has been numbered incorrectly as no. 381. There are also extracts of semi-official...
Dates: 9 Mar. 1928-20 Nov. 1941
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Property letters from Shanghai to Tientsin, 29 Apr. 1929-10 Nov. 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/18
Scope and Contents Property letters nos P.86-192, 194-216, 218-226 and 228-234 from R.M. Austin, B.D.F. Beith, J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick, F.A. Pollock and G.W. Sheppard, Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to H. Flint, D.L. Newbigging, A.E. Smith and J.C. Taylor, Jardine Matheson, Tientsin, with enclosed letters and papers, including a report on a round trip to Tientsin by N.L. Railton, dated 21 June 1941.There is no index, but the file includes the following subjects (among others):A: Agent's...
Dates: 29 Apr. 1929-10 Nov. 1941
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Property letters from Shanghai to Tientsin, 24 Oct. 1945-29 Sep. 1952

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/53
Scope and Contents Copies of property letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to Jardine Matheson, Tientsin, with enclosed letters and papers:1. Nos P.1-8 from R. Gordon, H.H. Lennox and F.A. Pollock to A.E. Smith, 24 October-19 December 1945.2. Nos P.9-30 from J.H. Keswick (mainly) and H.H. Lennox to L.G. Frost and M.L. Railton, 7 January-14 December 1946.3. Nos P.31-48 from J.H. Keswick, H.H. Lennox and F.A. Pollock to L.G. Frost and (mainly) H.H. Tod, 10 March-30 December...
Dates: 24 Oct. 1945-29 Sep. 1952
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Property letters from Shanghai to Tsingtao, 20 Mar. 1929-4 Apr. 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/19
Scope and Contents Copies of property letters nos P.31-59 from R.M. Austin, B.D.F. Beith, W.J. Keswick, F.A. Pollock and G.W. Sheppard, Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to G.H. Bowker, W.B. Cornaby and A.E. Smith, Jardine Matheson, Tsingtao, 18 June 1929-4 April 1939. There are also copies of two property letters from A.E. Smith, Tsingtao, to Jardine Matheson, Shanghai: no. P.5 to J.J. Paterson, Shanghai, 20 March 1929, and no. P.6 to R.M. Austin, 18 June 1929. The subjects covered in the file include the Agent's...
Dates: 20 Mar. 1929-4 Apr. 1939
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Property letters from Tientsin to Shanghai, 20 Apr. 1929-25 Sep. 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/21
Scope and Contents Property letters nos P.95, 97-104, 115-135, 140-152, 154-169, 169, 170, 171, 173-220, 224-228, 230, 231, 233-235, 237-244, 246-255, 257-263, 266-270 and 272-279 from H. Flint, D.L. Newbigging, A.E. Smith and J.C. Taylor, Jardine Matheson, Tientsin, to R.M. Austin, B.D.F. Beith, J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick and F.A. Pollock, Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, with enclosed letters and papers.There appears to have been an error in the numbering after letter no. P.104: no. P.115 is labelled in...
Dates: 20 Apr. 1929-25 Sep. 1941
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Property letters from Tientsin to Shanghai, 19 Nov. 1945-16 Oct. 1952

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/56
Scope and Contents Copies of property letters from Jardine Matheson, Tientsin, to Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, with enclosed letters and papers:1. Nos P.8-14 from A.E. Smith to R. Gordon and H.H. Lennox, 19 November-19 December 1945.2. Nos P.15-40 from L.G. Frost and M.L. Railton to J.H. Keswick (mainly) and H.H. Lennox, 7 January-17 December 1946.3. Nos P.41-52 from H.H. Tod to J.H. Keswick, 3 July-30 December 1947.4. Nos P.53-63 from L.G. Frost and H.H. Tod to J.H....
Dates: 19 Nov. 1945-16 Oct. 1952
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Property letters from Tsingtao to Shanghai, 27 June 1929-14 Jan. 1933

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/22
Scope and Contents Copies of property letters from Jardine Matheson, Tsingtao, to Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, with some enclosed letters and papers:1. Nos P.7-9, 11, 12 and 14 from A.E. Smith to R.M. Austin and J.J. Paterson, 27 June-3 April 1929.2. Nos P.1-10, 12 and 13 from A.E. Smith and G.H. Bowker to R.M. Austin, 8 January-24 December 1930.3. Nos P.1, 2 and 4-6 from G.H. Bowker to R.M. Austin and B.D.F. Beith, 24 January-18 September 1931.4. Nos P.1, P.2, P.3 and...
Dates: 27 June 1929-14 Jan. 1933
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Semi-official correspondence between Shanghai and outports, 1942-1951

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/143
Scope and Contents Copies of semi-official correspondence between Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, and the company's agencies in China, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents are H.A. Allan, D.I. Bosanquet, R.H. Box, I.D. Bruce, E.J. Cooke, W.B. Cornaby, A.M. d'Oliveira, W.S. Dupree, L.G. Frost, R. Gordon, S.R. Hawke, W.S. Ho, Captain J. Horner-Smith, A.G. Jacobs, J.H. Keswick, Lan Nan Kee, Lau Wan Kai, H.H. Lennox, J.C. Manley, P.J. Marques, F.A. Pollock, M.L. Railton, A.R. Ross, A.E. Smith, C.F....
Dates: 1942-1951
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Semi-official letters from Canton to Hong Kong, 30 Apr. 1932-30 Mar. 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/49
Scope and Contents Copies of semi-official letters nos 441-575 from A.E. Smith, Jardine Matheson, Canton, to R.E. Coxon, W.J. Keswick, J.J. Paterson and A.B. Stewart, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, with enclosed letters and papers, including monthly business reports of the Canton Agency. Nos 569 and 570 have been numbered mistakenly as 369 and 370 respectively. Some letters are filed out of sequence.The file includes the following subjects (among others):A: Annual accounts; arms.B:...
Dates: 30 Apr. 1932-30 Mar. 1936
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Semi-official letters from Hankow to Shanghai, 1927-1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/51
Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Hankow, to Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, with enclosed letters and papers, including annual and monthly agency reports. The correspondents are H.A. Allan, R.M. Austin, B.D.F. Beith, R.E. Coxon, W.S. Dupree, J.P.B. Eastwood, G.M. Jameson, W.J. Keswick, H.H. Lennox, J.J. Paterson, W.B. Rigden, A. Ross and A.E. Smith.

Dates: 1927-1936
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Semi-official letters from Shanghai to Hankow, 23 Apr. 1929-14 Dec. 1933

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/63
Scope and Contents Semi-official letters nos 106, 108-117, 119-206, 208-247 and 249-321 from R.M. Austin, B.D.F. Beith, W.J. Keswick and G.W. Sheppard, Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to W.S. Dupree, J.P.B. Eastwood and A.E. Smith, Jardine Matheson, Hankow, with enclosed letters and papers, including an extract from letter no. 105 of 5 April 1929.The file includes the following subjects (among others):A: J.R. Allan (staff); annual accounts.C: Changsha Agency; Changsha claims; China...
Dates: 23 Apr. 1929-14 Dec. 1933
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Semi-official letters from Shanghai to Tientsin, 1938-1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/114
Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to Jardine Matheson, Tientsin, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents are H. Flint, J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick, F.A. Pollock, A.E. Smith and J.C. Taylor.

Dates: 1938-1942
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Semi-official letters from Shanghai to Tientsin, 1945-1953

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/236
Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to Jardine Matheson, Tientsin, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents are R. Gordon, J.H. Keswick, H.H. Lennox and F.A. Pollock, Shanghai, and H.A. Allan, D.I. Bosanquet, L.G. Frost, Alex Kidd, J.C. Manley, M.L. Railton, A.E. Smith and H.H. Tod, Tientsin.

Dates: 1945-1953
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Semi-official letters from Shanghai to Tientsin, 1939-1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/31
Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to Jardine Matheson, Tientsin, with related letters and other papers. The correspondents are H. Flint, J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick, F.A. Pollock, A.E. Smith and J.C. Taylor.

Dates: 1939-1940
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Semi-official letters from Shanghai to Tsingtao, 4 Apr. 1929-2 Mar. 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/72
Scope and Contents Copies of semi-official letters nos 69-122, 124-135, 137-159, 161-275, 277-340, 342-426, 428-432, 434-439, 442-449, 451-455, 458-466, 468-473, 477-482, 486, 488, 490, 491, 493-496, 498, 499, 503-509, 513, 518, 519, 522, 523, 525, 526, 528, 529, 531-533, 536, 538-543, 545, 547-550, 553-559 and 561-566 from R.M. Austin, B.D.F. Beith, J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick, F.A. Pollock and G.W. Sheppard, Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to G.H. Bowker, W.B. Cornaby, W.D. Fiddes-Wilson and A.E. Smith, Jardine...
Dates: 4 Apr. 1929-2 Mar. 1942
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