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Smith, William Elder Drummond, 1892-1957 (businessman)

 Person

Biography

William Elder Drummond Smith joined Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd in 1920. He was an assistant in the company's Produce Department at Hankow, 1920-1923, and Shanghai, 1923-1929, before taking charge of the Produce Department at Shanghai in 1929, as well as the Brewery from 1935. He transferred to the Private Office at Shanghai in 1941, and became a Director there in 1946. He joined Matheson & Co. Ltd in 1947, and was a Director of that company, 1947-1954.

Found in 43 Collections and/or Records:

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Semi-official correspondence between New York and Hong Kong, London and Shanghai, 1941-1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/142
Scope and Contents Semi-official and some other correspondence between Balfour, Guthrie & Co. Ltd, New York, and Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong and Shanghai, and Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, with enclosures:1. A copy of an unnumbered semi-official letter from Balfour, Guthrie & Co. Ltd, New York to J.H. Keswick, Shanghai, 23 June 1947, regarding the Consolidated Mining & Smelting Co., with a covering note to W.J. Keswick of 23 June 1947.2. Copies of semi-official letters nos...
Dates: 1941-1947
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson and 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_application_form_2024_02.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 is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Semi-official correspondence between Singapore and London and Tokyo, 1955-1970

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/152
Scope and Contents Copies of semi-official correspondence between Henry Waugh & Co. Ltd, Henry Waugh (Singapore) Ltd, Jardine Waugh (Singapore) Ltd and Jardine Waugh (Malaya) Ltd, Singapore, and Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, and Jardine Matheson, Tokyo, with enclosed letters and papers, including some miscellaneous semi-official correspondence with other offices of Jardine Waugh Ltd and with Matheson, Bosanquet & Co. Ltd, Coonoor. The correspondents include A.D. Angus, I.F. Aucott, D.I. Bosanquet,...
Dates: 1955-1970
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson and 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_application_form_2024_02.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 is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Semi-official correspondence between Tokyo and Hong Kong and London, 1955

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/157
Scope and Contents Semi-official correspondence between Jardine Matheson, Tokyo, and Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, with enclosed letters and papers:TOKYO AND LONDON1. Copies of semi-official letters nos 1-58 from I.F. Aucott and E.F. Watts, Tokyo, to W.J. Keswick, London, 5 January-21 December 1955.2. Copies of semi-official letters nos 583-645 from W.J. Keswick and W.E.D. Smith, London, to I.F. Aucott and E.F. Watts, Tokyo, 5 January-29 December...
Dates: 1955
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson and 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_application_form_2024_02.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 is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Semi-official letters from Calcutta to London, 1950-1972

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/177
Scope and Contents

Originals and copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Henderson Ltd, Calcutta, to Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents are J.D.K. Brown, D. Fordwood, M.A.R. Herries, J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick, G.M. Mackinlay, G.L. Mehta, I.F. Morriss, E.A. Paterson, J.V. Jardine Paterson, A. Reid and W.E.D. Smith.

Dates: 1950-1972
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson and 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_application_form_2024_02.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 is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Semi-official letters from Colombo to London, 23 Nov. 1950-2 Aug. 1963

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/183
Scope and Contents Originals and a few copies of semi-official letters from Bosanquet & Skrine Ltd, Colombo, to Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, with enclosed letters and papers, including copies of correspondence between Bosanquet & Skrine Ltd and Matheson, Bosanquet & Co. Ltd, Cochin and Colombo:1. Nos 1-61, 63-65 and 65-100 from W.W. Berry (mainly) and F. Cunningham to W.J. Keswick (mainly) and W.E.D. Smith, 23 November 1950-22 September 1952. No. 46, 16 August 1951, is a copy. There...
Dates: 23 Nov. 1950-2 Aug. 1963
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson and 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_application_form_2024_02.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 is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Semi-official letters from London to British West Indies, 1954-1958

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/212
Scope and Contents Semi-official letters from J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick and W.E.D. Smith, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to G.J.P. Carey and R.E. Shea, West Indies Navigation Co. Ltd and Jardine, Matheson & Co. (Caribbean) Ltd, Barbados and Port of Spain, Trinidad, with enclosed letters and papers. The initial correspondence is with R.E. Shea as the representative of the West Indies Navigation Co. Ltd in the British West Indies (B.W.I.). Following the establishment of Jardine, Matheson & Co....
Dates: 1954-1958
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson and 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_application_form_2024_02.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 is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Semi-official letters from London to Calcutta, 2 Nov. 1950-30 Dec. 1960

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/214
Scope and Contents Copies of semi-official letters 1-405 and 407-426 from W.J. Keswick (mainly), H. Flint, J.H. Keswick and W.E.D. Smith, Matheson & Co. Ltd, to Sir J.D.K. Brown, Sir G.M. Mackinlay E.A. Paterson and J.V. Jardine Paterson, Jardine Henderson Ltd, Calcutta, with enclosed letters and papers. A note records that letter no. 406 was cancelled. The subjects covered include accounts, the 'Eastern Saga' smuggling case, Indian taxation, Matheson & Co.'s Calcutta branch, tea, the Triton Insurance...
Dates: 2 Nov. 1950-30 Dec. 1960
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson and 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_application_form_2024_02.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 is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Semi-official letters from London to Hong Kong, 1945-1983

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/138
Dates: 1945-1983
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson and 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_application_form_2024_02.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 is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Semi-official letters from London to Hong Kong, 1945-1975

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/216
Scope and Contents Copies of semi-official letters from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, with enclosed letters and papers. The later files include monthy letters reporting on Matheson & Co. Ltd and weekly letters reporting on developments in London in general. The correspondents are I.F. Aucott, H.D.M. Barton, D.I. Bosanquet, J.J.G. Brown, J.G. Curtis, H. Flint, D.C. Geddes, R. Gordon, M.S. Henderson, M.A.R. Herries, E.J.V. Hutt, H.N.L. Keswick, J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick,...
Dates: 1945-1975
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson and 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_application_form_2024_02.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 is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Semi-official letters from London to Shanghai, 1945-1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/139
Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official letters from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents are R. Gordon, J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick, H.H. Lennox, D.L. Newbigging, J.F. Owen, J.J. Paterson, F.A. Pollock and W.E.D. Smith. There are indexes at the beginning of the volumes.

Dates: 1945-1949
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson and 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_application_form_2024_02.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 is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Semi-official letters from London to Shanghai, 1945-1954

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/217
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Copies of semi-official letters from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents are R. Gordon, J.H. Keswick. W.J. Keswick, D.F. Landale, H.H. Lennox, J.F. Owen, F.A. Pollock and W.E.D. Smith.

Dates: 1945-1954
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson and 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_application_form_2024_02.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 is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Semi-official letters from London to Singapore, 1954-1968

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/219
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Copies of semi-official letters from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to Henry Waugh & Co. Ltd, Singapore, Henry Waugh (Singapore) Ltd, Jardine Waugh (Singapore) Ltd and Jardine Waugh (Malaya) Ltd, Singapore, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents are A.D. Angus, D.I. Bosanquet, H. Flint, D.C. Geddes, F.M.V. Johnstone, J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick, L.E.C. Letts, D.S. Middleditch, A. Reid, W.E.D. Smith, Sir H. Trevelyan, H.A. Waugh and E.F. Watts.

Dates: 1954-1968
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson and 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_application_form_2024_02.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 is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Semi-official letters from London to Tokyo, 1949-1967

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/220
Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official letters from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to Jardine, Matheson & Co. (Japan) Ltd, Tokyo, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents are I.F. Aucott, J.J.G. Brown, H. Flint, S.R. Hawke, J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick, D.W.N. Landale, G.Y. Matsumura, L. Norris, F.A. Pollock, A. Reid, J.S. Riggs, W.E.D. Smith and E.F. Watts.

Dates: 1949-1967
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson and 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_application_form_2024_02.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 is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Semi-official letters from Shanghai to London, 1943-1949 (mainly 1945-1949)

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/146
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Copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents are B.D.F. Beith, R. Gordon, J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick, H.H. Lennox, F.A. Pollock and W.E.D. Smith.

Dates: 1943-1949 (mainly 1945-1949)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson and 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_application_form_2024_02.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 is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Semi-official letters from Shanghai to London, 1943-1953

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/232
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Original semi-official letters from R. Gordon, J.H. Keswick, H.H. Lennox and F.A. Pollock, Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to B.D.F. Beith, W.J. Keswick and W.E.D. Smith, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, with enclosed letters and papers.

Dates: 1943-1953
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson and 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_application_form_2024_02.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 is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Semi-official T. letters from Calcutta to London, 3 July 1951-8 Aug. 1961

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/178
Scope and Contents Semi-official letters nos T.1-26, T.26A, T.27-33, T.35-44, T.46, T.46A and T.47-102 from J.C.A. Bowie, A.C.M. Harrisson and W.E. Postlethwaite, Matheson & Co. Ltd, Calcutta, to J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick and W.E.D. Smith, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, with some enclosed letters and papers. The correspondence concerns the Calcutta's office business in the tea trade. The subjects include Bhattacharjee (Tea Blenders) Private Ltd; East Africa; the export trade from Calcutta; Hälssen &...
Dates: 3 July 1951-8 Aug. 1961
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson and 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_application_form_2024_02.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 is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Semi-official T. letters from London to Calcutta, 29 June 1951-16 Feb. 1961

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/215
Scope and Contents Copies of semi-official letters nos T.1-95 from H. Flint, J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick and W.E.D. Smith, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to A.C.M. Harrisson and W.E. Postlethwaite, Matheson & Co. Ltd, Calcutta, with enclosed letters and papers, including two reports by A.C.W. Hunter on his visits to United Kingdom clients and Continental buyers during August 1954. The correspondence concerns the Calcutta's office business in the tea trade. The subjects include Bhattacharjee (Tea Blenders)...
Dates: 29 June 1951-16 Feb. 1961
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson and 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_application_form_2024_02.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 is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Telephone conversations of Hong Kong, 1949-1956

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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 and 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_application_form_2024_02.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 is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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