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Gordon, Robert, 1900-1965 (businessman)

 Person

Biography

Robert Gordon joined Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd in 1920 and was employed by the company in China and Hong Kong, mainly in the Private Office. He was a Director of the company, 1935-1955.

Found in 139 Collections and/or Records:

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Semi-official letters from Hong Kong to Shanghai, 1945-1954

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/126
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Copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents are H.D.M. Barton, T. Beesley, R. Gordon, J.H. Keswick, D.F. Landale, H.H. Lennox, M.H. Lo, J.J. Paterson, F.A. Pollock, J.C. Taylor and E.F. Watts.

Dates: 1945-1954
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Semi-official letters from Hong Kong to Shanghai, 1945-1960

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/199
Scope and Contents Copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to Shanghai, with enclosed letters and papers. The first part of the series is comprised of letters to Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd's Shanghai office. The office closed in 1954, but Thomas Beesley remained in China during the first part of 1955 to attend to outstanding issues relating to the the closure. The firm was represented subsequently at Shanghai by T.W. Pan, Y.C. Liu and Jack Yuan. Liu was appointed as the company's...
Dates: 1945-1960
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Semi-official letters from Hong Kong to Singapore, 1954-1975

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/129
Scope and Contents Copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to Henry Waugh & Co. Ltd, Henry Waugh (Singapore) Ltd, Jardine Waugh Ltd, Jardine Waugh (Malaya) Ltd, Jardine Waugh (Singapore) Ltd, Jardine Waugh (Singapore) Pte Ltd and Jardine Matheson Holdings (S.E.A.) Ltd, Singapore, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents are A.D. Angus, I.F. Aucott, H.D.M. Barton, D.I. Bosanquet, J.J.G. Brown, I.D. Bruce, W.J. Downey, D.C. le F. Edwards, D.C. Geddes, R. Gordon, M.A.R....
Dates: 1954-1975
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Semi-official letters from Hong Kong to Singapore, 1954-1978

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/200
Scope and Contents An incomplete series of copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to Henry Waugh & Co. Ltd, Henry Waugh Ltd, Jardine Waugh Ltd and Jardine Matheson Holdings (S.E.A.) Ltd, Singapore, with enclosed letters and papers. Between 1970 and 1974 the letters include weekly circular letters from Hong Kong reporting on local developments. These letters were excluded from the files from November 1974 and replaced by notes indicating that the missing letters were weekly...
Dates: 1954-1978
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Semi-official letters from Hong Kong to Tokyo and Yokohama, 1947-1978 (1947-1952 and 1954-1978)

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/204
Scope and Contents An incomplete series of copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to Jardine, Matheson & Co. (Japan) Ltd, Tokyo (mainly) and Yokohama, with enclosed letters and papers. The later files include some unnumbered letters. Between 1971 and 1974 the files include weekly circular letters from Hong Kong reporting on local developments. These letters were excluded from the files from November 1974 and replaced by notes indicating that the missing letters were weekly...
Dates: 1947-1978 (1947-1952 and 1954-1978)
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Semi-official letters from Korea to Hong Kong, 1947-1962

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/208
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An incomplete set of copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Korea, to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, with enclosed letters and papers, including monthly reports. The correspondents are H.D.M. Barton, D.I. Bosanquet, W.K. Corneck, R. Gordon, M.A.R. Herries; F. Jolly, D.F. Landale, A. Montgomery and D.B. Nelson.

Dates: 1947-1962
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Semi-official letters from Lanchow to Hong Kong, 29 June 1949-3 July 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/211
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Copies of semi-official letters nos 2-3 from L.J. Lacey, Lanchow, to R. Gordon, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong. Letter no. 3 has been numbered in pencil. The ring-binder is labelled 'File I'.

Dates: 29 June 1949-3 July 1949
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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
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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
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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, 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
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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
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Semi-official letters from Shanghai to Australia, 27 Sep. 1951-1 Aug. 1952

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/224
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Copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to L.G. Frost, Sydney: no. 1 from H.H. Lennox, 27 September 1951, and no. 2 from R. Gordon, 1 August 1952. The letters inform Frost of the handover in Shanghai from Lennox to Gordon. The ring-binder is labelled 'File I' and 'No ltrs. From Sydney/Shai.'

Dates: 27 Sep. 1951-1 Aug. 1952
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Semi-official letters from Shanghai to Hankow, 1938-1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/113
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Copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to Jardine Matheson, Hankow, with enclosed letters and papers. The first file also includes some semi-official and private and confidential letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to Jardine Matheson, Hankow. The correspondents are H.A. Allan, W.S. Dupree, R. Gordon, J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick, J.J. Paterson and F.A. Pollock.

Dates: 1938-1942
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Semi-official letters from Shanghai to Hankow, 1945-1954

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/228
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Copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to Jardine Matheson, Hankow, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents are Thomas Beesley, R. Gordon, J.H. Keswick, H.H. Lennox and F.A. Pollock, Shanghai, and R.H. Box, W.S. Dupree, A.G. Jacobs, Captain J. Horner-Smith and W.J. Wu, Hankow.

Dates: 1945-1954
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Semi-official letters from Shanghai to Hong Kong, 1943-1954

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/145
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Original semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents are Robin Gordon, J.H. Keswick, D.F. Landale, H.H. Lennox, J.J. Paterson and F.A. Pollock.

Dates: 1943-1954
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Semi-official letters from Shanghai to Hong Kong, 1943-1958 (mainly 1943-1956)

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/229
Scope and Contents Copies of semi-official letters from Shanghai to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, with enclosed letters and papers. The first part of the series is comprised of letters from Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd's Shanghai office. The office closed in 1954, but Thomas Beesley remained in China during the first part of 1955 to attend to outstanding issues relating to the the closure. The firm was represented subsequently at Shanghai by T.W. Pan, Y.C. Liu and Jack Yuan. Liu was appointed as the...
Dates: 1943-1958 (mainly 1943-1956)
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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)
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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
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Semi-official letters from Shanghai to Swatow, 27 Jan. 1951-1 Aug. 1952

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/234
Scope and Contents Copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to Jardine Matheson, Swatow: nos 1-5, from R. Gordon and H.H. Lennox to M.J. Henderson, 27 January-21 September 1951, and 6, from R. Gordon to Yew Ah Kow, 1 August 1952. There are also three other letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to Jardine Matheson, Swatow, 18 and 22 July 1952 and 2 August 1952, and a memorandum from D.K. Wei, Shanghai, to the Private Office regarding Chinese chops for the Swatow Branch, 24 January...
Dates: 27 Jan. 1951-1 Aug. 1952
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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
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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, 1929-1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/71
Scope and Contents Semi-official letters nos 121-269 from R.M. Austin, B.D.F. Beith and J.J. Paterson to J.C. Taylor, with enclosed letters and papers.The file includes the following subjects (among others):A: Annual accounts.B: Beer; Blumenthal.C: Carpets; Chinese Government railway debts; E.B. Clarke (staff); coal.D: Dogskins.F: Flour; furs.G: Goatskins.H: Herzic & Hart Inc.I: Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd;...
Dates: 1929-1936
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Semi-official letters from Shanghai to Tokyo and Yokohama, 1947-1952

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/237
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Copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to Jardine Matheson, Tokyo (mainly) and Yokohama, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents are F. Gandossi, R. Gordon, J.H. Keswick, H.H. Lennox, F.A. Pollock and M.L. Railton.

Dates: 1947-1952
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