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Beith, Benjamin David Fleming, 1884-1960 (businessman)

 Person

Biography

Benjamin David Fleming Beith was employed by Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd in Hong Kong and Shanghai, 1907-1935, working mainly in the Private Office, before joining Matheson & Co. Ltd. He was a Director of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd, 1921-1944, and Matheson & Co. Ltd, 1940-1945.

Found in 128 Collections and/or Records:

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Biographical notes on Directors, 1948-1954

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L11/36
Scope and Contents

Typescript biographical notes on H.D.M. Barton, R. Gordon, F.C. Hall, J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick, D.F. Landale, H.H. Lennox, D.L. Newbigging, J.F. Owen, W.E.D. Smith and E.F. Watts, c. 1953-1954; a press cutting on the death of D.L. Newbigging (d. 1948); and a manuscript letter from H.D.M. Barton to B.D.F. Beith, 19 April 1954, containing biographical notes about himself.

Dates: 1948-1954
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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Christmas letters and historical papers, 1921-1956

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/14/1
Scope and Contents A file of papers of historical interest kept by B.D.F. Beith concerned mainly with Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd and China. The papers are arranged chronologically and include the following items:1. Correspondence of B.D.F. Beith, including with the China Association, London, J.H. Keswick, Shanghai, Ronald Hall, Lewes, J.F. Owen, London, J.T. Pratt, London, and A.E. Smith, London, including reminiscences.2. Editions of Matheson & Co. Ltd's Christmas Letter for...
Dates: 1921-1956
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.
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Correspondence and papers on Chinese railways, circa 1913-circa 1940 (mainly 1930s)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K47
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence, with related papers, regarding Chinese railways. Much of the material relates to the British & Chinese Corporation Ltd. Other subjects include the China Consortium, Chinese Central Railways Ltd, Hankow-Canton Railway, Matheson & Co. Ltd, Nanking-Hunan Railway, Shanghai-Nanking Railway, Sse-Tch'ouen Railway, and Syndicat Européen d'Entreprises.The papers begin with extracts and copies of letters regarding the Nanking-Hunan Railway, 1914,...
Dates: circa 1913-circa 1940 (mainly 1930s)
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 and papers on company history, 1821-1942 (mostly 1929-1942)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L11/1
Scope and Contents Manuscript and typescript correspondence regarding research into the history of Jardine, Matheson & Co., 1929-1942. The correspondents include Evelyn Banbury, B.D.F. Beith, D.G.M. Bernard, Charles Beswick, J.H. Burder, J.H. Keswick, L.N. Leefe, D. Rod Mackenzie, J.J. Paterson, H.K. Peters, F.A. Pollock, G.W. Sheppard, W.T. Southorn and J. Stewart. There are also related typescript documents, including 'Notes Traditional, Gossipy & Otherwise on Some Mathesons'; an account of the early...
Dates: 1821-1942 (mostly 1929-1942)
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.
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Correspondence between B.D.F. Beith and J.C. Taylor, 11 Nov. 1941-21 July 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/5/15
Scope and Contents

Copies of letters from B.D.F. Beith, Matheson & Co. Ltd, to J.C. Taylor, Aberdeen, and original letters from Taylor to Beith, with a few related letters. The subjects covered include East Africa and Ch. Goldrei, Foucard & Son. The ring-binder is labelled 'Correspondence between B.D.F. Beith and J.C. Taylor'.

Dates: 11 Nov. 1941-21 July 1943
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 between B.D.F. Beith and W.J. Keswick, 12 Dec. 1941-2 Jan. 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/5/16
Scope and Contents Correspondence of B.D.F. Beith, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, with W.J. Keswick, London, while the latter was engaged on war service. There are copies of letters from Beith to Keswick, and some originals and copies of letters from Keswick to Beith. There are also some related letters and papers, including a table of Matheson & Co. Ltd's revenue from East Africa for 1942; a memorandum on 'Government-built tonnage & War risk values', enclosed with a letter from Beith to Keswick of 17...
Dates: 12 Dec. 1941-2 Jan. 1945
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 B.D.F. Beith, 15 Mar. 1930-29 May 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/5/5
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence of B.D.F. Beith of Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, then Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, arranged into alphabetically sections by correspondent. The correspondence is comprised of originals and copies of letters to Beith and copies of letters from Beith. The correspondents include C.E. Anton; R.M. Austin; the Private Secretary of Sir Frederick Aykroyd; Barclays Bank (Dominion, Colonial & Overseas), London; Louis Beale; Donald Beith; D.G.M. Bernard; Lieutenant...
Dates: 15 Mar. 1930-29 May 1936
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 B.D.F. Beith and W.J. Keswick, 28 Apr. 1942-20 Apr. 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/5/19
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence of B.D.F. Beith, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, and W.J. Keswick, 22 Sussex Place, London, with each other and with a wide range of other correspondents, regarding Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd. The correspondence is comprised of originals and copies of letters, including handwritten letters to Beith and Keswick. The correspondents include D.G.M. Bernard, Bank of England; E.M. Gull, China Association, London; J.F. Owen, Matheson & Co. Ltd; Reuters Ltd,...
Dates: 28 Apr. 1942-20 Apr. 1943
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 B.D.F. Beith re company history, 18 Jan. 1938-10 Sep. 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/5/13
Scope and Contents Correspondence compiled by B.D.F. Beith during his research work for a new history of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd, with some related papers. The correspondence is comprised of original letters to Beith, copies of letters from Beith, and copies of other correspondence, mainly by Matheson & Co. Ltd. The correspondents include C. Barraclough, D.G.M. Bernard, H.R. Fielding, H.V. Henson, W.J. Keswick, D.F. Landale, J.J. Paterson, A.R. Riddle, Andrew Ross, W.E.D. Smith and Captain A.R....
Dates: 18 Jan. 1938-10 Sep. 1949
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 Provident Funds, 1912-1934

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K46
Scope and Contents Typescript correspondence and related papers regarding the Provident Funds and Schemes of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd; the China Sugar Refining Co. Ltd; and the Rio Tinto Company Ltd. Much of the material is concerned with Jardine, Matheson & Co.'s fund and a proposed hypothecation of securities held by the firm for the purpose of securing its fund. The correspondents include Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd; B.D.F. Beith; D.G.M. Bernard; W. Brackenridge; Canton Insurance Office Ltd;...
Dates: 1912-1934
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 B.D.F. Beith, 19 May 1941-21 Dec. 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/6/6
Dates: 19 May 1941-21 Dec. 1962
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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Green correspondence files, 1932-1941

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J8
Scope and Contents

Selected semi-official, private and confidential, and other letters of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd regarding particular subjects, with related papers. The principal correspondents are B.D.F. Beith; D.G.M. Bernard; Butterfield & Swire; W.C. Cassels; A.L. Davidson; W.S. Dupree; V.M. Grayburn; J.H. Keswick; W.J. Keswick; D.F. Landale; Lowe, Bingham & Matthews; E.R. Morriss; D.L. Newbigging; J.F. Owen; J.J. Paterson; F.A. Pollock and J.C. Taylor.

Dates: 1932-1941
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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Historical notes, 1935-1939

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L11/5
Scope and Contents Manuscript and typescript historical material collected by B.D.F. Beith from members of Jardine, Matheson & Co. regarding the firm's companies and departments. The papers are divided into sections numbered 5-7:5. (a) China Sugar Refinery; (b) Import Department (changes over 50 years); (c) Shipping and Russian Government Bonds; (d) F.H. Bugbird's reminiscences of Japan; (e) A.E. Cooper's account of the strawbraid business in Japan; (f) Letter from the Inspectorate General of...
Dates: 1935-1939
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.
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Letters from B.D.F. Beith, 7 Apr. 1941-2 Dec. 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/5/14
Scope and Contents Copies of letters from B.D.F. Beith, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to J.J. Paterson, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, with two letters from Beith to F.A. Pollock, Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, and one letter to J.H. Keswick, Portman Square, London. A letter from Beith to Paterson of 9 September 1941 encloses copies of a letter from J.H. Keswick, Dumfries, to D.G.M. Bernard, London, 27 August 1941, and of Bernard's reply, 9 September 1941, both regarding Keswick's deployment to the Embassy at...
Dates: 7 Apr. 1941-2 Dec. 1941
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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Letters from B.D.F. Beith, 23 June 1942-9 Jan. 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/5/21
Scope and Contents Copies of letters from B.D.F. Beith, Matheson & Co. Ltd, to Directors employed elsewhere during the war period. The correspondents are D.G.M. Bernard, Bank of England; J.H. Keswick, London and elsewhere; W.J. Keswick, London; and D.F. Landale, London (including the Ministry of War Transport). There are also some related letters and papers. The subjects covered include the China Association, Chungking, East Africa, Ewo Cotton Mills, Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd and tea. The...
Dates: 23 June 1942-9 Jan. 1945
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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Letters to B.D.F. Beith, 15 Apr. 1942-20 Jan. 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/5/20
Scope and Contents Originals and copies of letters to B.D.F. Beith, Matheson & Co. Ltd, from Directors employed elsewhere during the war period. The correspondents are D.G.M. Bernard, Bank of England, J.H. Keswick, Chungking, London, New Delhi and elsewhere, W.J. Keswick, London and elsewhere, and D.F. Landale, Dumfries and London (including the Ministry of War Transport). There are also some letters from Beith to these correspondents and related letters and papers.The subjects covered include...
Dates: 15 Apr. 1942-20 Jan. 1945
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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Memoranda from B.D.F. Beith, 1938-1942

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/5/11
Scope and Contents Private memoranda from B.D.F. Beith to D.G.M. Bernard regarding miscellaneous business matters, 10 October 1940-30 March 1942. The subjects covered include allowances to dependents; annual accounts; Arusha Plantations; Chambers Wharf; China Association; Defence (Finance) Regulations; W.S. Dupree; Estate of C.H. Ross; finance; Ch. Goldrei, Foucard & Son; Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd; insurance companies' investments; Sir John Jardine; Jardine, Matheson & Co. (East Africa) Ltd;...
Dates: 1938-1942
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.
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Photographs of Beith's horses, circa 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L8/19
Scope and Contents

Photographs of two horses, each labelled in pencil on the reverse as Beith's champion winner in Shanghai about 1925/7.

Dates: circa 1926
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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Private and confidential and other correspondence between Hong Kong, London and Shanghai, 1929-1946 (correspondence of 1929-1941)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J4/4
Scope and Contents

Private and confidential, private, personal and other letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong and Shanghai, to Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, and exchanged between Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong and Shanghai, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents are R.M. Austin, B.D.F. Beith, D.G.M. Bernard, J. Fleming, W.J. Keswick and J.J. Paterson.

Dates: 1929-1946 (correspondence of 1929-1941)
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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Private and confidential correspondence between Hong Kong and Shanghai, 1929-1938

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J4/2
Scope and Contents

Original private and confidential letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and copies of letters from Hong Kong to Shanghai, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents are R.M. Austin, B.D.F. Beith, J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick, J.J. Paterson and G.W. Sheppard.

Dates: 1929-1938
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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Private and confidential correspondence between London and Hong Kong & Shanghai, 1929-1938

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J4/1
Scope and Contents Private and confidential correspondence between Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, and Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong and Shanghai, with enclosed letters and papers. The letters from London are in one numbered sequence which alternates between letters to Hong Kong and letters to Shanghai. The letters from Hong Kong and Shanghai to London are in separate numbered sequences. The letters from London to Hong Kong are originals; the other letters are copies. The correspondents are B.D.F. Beith, D.G.M....
Dates: 1929-1938
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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Private and confidential letters from Chungking to London, 30 Apr. 1944-17 Sep. 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J4/20
Scope and Contents Copies of private and confidential letters from Jardine Matheson, Chungking, to Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, with related letters and papers: nos 1-12, from H.H. Lennox to B.D.F. Beith, 30 April-8 December 1944, and 13-31, from H.H. Lennox to B.D.F. Beith and (mainly) W.J. Keswick, 4 January-17 September 1945. The folder is labelled 'File I'.There is an index at the beginning of the ring-binder containing the following entries: J.T. Asquith; Aviation; Bombay Office; B.D.F....
Dates: 30 Apr. 1944-17 Sep. 1945
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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Private and confidential letters from London to Chungking, 5 June 1944-23 Aug. 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J4/26
Scope and Contents Copies of private and confidential letters nos 1-12, from B.D.F. Beith and J.F. Owen to H.H. Lennox, 5 June-21 December 1944, and 13-30, from B.D.F. Beith and W.J. Keswick to H.H. Lennox, 2 January-23 August 1945, with related letters and papers. The folder is labelled 'File I'.There is an index at the beginning of the ring-binder containing the following entries: Bombay; British & Chinese Corporation; Chungking; Chinese Government Regulations; Correspondence; China...
Dates: 5 June 1944-23 Aug. 1945
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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Private and confidential letters from London to Hong Kong, 29 Apr. 1938-7 Aug. 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J4/6
Scope and Contents Copies of private and confidential letters nos 201-225, 29 April-18 November 1938, nos 226-227, 19-21 April 1939, and unnumbered, 7 April-7 August 1941, from B.D.F. Beith, D.G.M. Bernard and A.B. Stewart, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to D.F. Landale and J.J. Paterson, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong.There is an index at the beginning of the ring-binder containing the following entries: Estate of A. Brooke Smith; Chambers Wharf Co.; China Association; Canton Insurance; Financial;...
Dates: 29 Apr. 1938-7 Aug. 1941
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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Private and confidential letters from London to Hong Kong and Shanghai, 13 June 1929-26 Apr. 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J4/5
Scope and Contents Copies of private and confidential letters from D.G.M. Bernard, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong and Shanghai:1. P. & C. nos 1-81 to B.D.F. Beith and J.J. Paterson, Hong Kong, 13 June 1929-11 June 1931.2. P. & C. nos 82-111 to B.D.F. Beith, Shanghai, 3 July 1931-6 June 1935.3. P. & C. nos 112-200 to J.J. Paterson, Hong Kong, 23 July 1935-26 April 1938.4. P. & C. nos S.1-7 to J.H. Keswick and W.J. Keswick,...
Dates: 13 June 1929-26 Apr. 1938
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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