Keswick, Sir William Johnstone, 1903-1990 (Knight, businessman)
- Existence: 1903 - 1990
Sir William Johnston Keswick joined Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd in 1926. He was employed in several offices at Shanghai before working in the Private Office at Hong Kong and Shanghai, and subsequently joined Matheson & Co. Ltd. He was a Director of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd, 1932-1945, and Matheson & Co. Ltd, 1943-1975. He was the son of Henry Keswick (1870-1928) of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd and Matheson & Co. Ltd.
Found in 183 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Correspondence of J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick and David Keswick, 21 Oct. 1935-29 Jan. 1945 (mainly 1935-1941)
Correspondence of W.J. Keswick, 22 Sussex Place, London, with B.D.F. Beith, Matheson & Co. Ltd, and E.M. Gull, Secretary, China Association, regarding the China Association, with many related papers, including circulars, memoranda and minutes of committee meetings of the China Association and a list of the names and addresses of China importing firms and their representatives. The ring-binder is labelled 'China Association - W. J. Keswick'.
Typescript originals and copies of correspondence regarding F.P. Lachlan's terms of employment at Matheson & Co., London, following his return to Great Britain after leaving the employ of Jardine, Matheson & Co., Shanghai. The correspondents are D.G.M. Bernard, London; J.H. Keswick, Shanghai; W.J. Keswick, Shanghai; F.P. Lachlan, London and Shanghai; and J.J. Paterson, Hong Kong. The envelope is labelled 'Mr. F. P. Lachlan's terms of appointment. 31 August, 1937'.
Typescript correspondence of W.J. Keswick and Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd with the Mercantile Bank of India Ltd, Hong Kong, 17 April 1934-7 January 1935, regarding loans made by the bank to Keswick and security for them provided by him. There are also related documents, including share certificates of Keswick for the Shanghai Waterworks Fittings Company Ltd, 13 January 1934 and 1 June 1935, and Kali Glidik Coffee Estates Ltd, 18 October 1926.
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.
An undated photograph of the launching of a ship by Mrs Henry Keswick (Ida Wynifred Keswick). The photograph also includes four men, two of whom are Mrs Keswick's sons, W.J. Keswick and J.H. Keswick.
Two copies of an undated photograph of W.J. Keswick, probably taken in his early 40s.
Private and confidential and other correspondence between Hong Kong, London and Shanghai, 1929-1946 (correspondence of 1929-1941)
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.
Private and confidential correspondence between Hong Kong and London and Bangkok, Calcutta, Singapore and Sydney, 1958-1971
Private and confidential correspondence between Hong Kong and London and B.W.I., Singapore and Tokyo, 1955-1957 (mainly 1957)
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.
Private and confidential correspondence between Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong and Tokyo. There are also telegrams exchanged between Hong Kong and Tokyo; private and confidential correspondence between Jardine Matheson, Tokyo, and Jardine Matheson, Kobe; and other related papers. The correspondents are I.F. Aucott, R. Gordon, J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick, D.F. Landale, G.L. Marshall, F.A. Pollock, M.L. Railton, E.F. Watts and A.R.J. White.