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Gresson, William Jardine, 1869-1934 (businessman)

 Person

Biography

William Jardine Gresson (1869-1934) was a Partner, 1901-1906, then Director, 1906-1910, of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd. He died on 10 January 1934. His executors were his widow Evelyn Christina Charlotte Gresson, Robert Holmes Arbuthnot Gresson and Lawrence Noel Leefe (of Matheson & Co. Ltd).

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

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Accounts and papers re Sir Robert Jardine's property, circa 1902-circa 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A8/149/7
Scope and Contents Accounts and other papers regarding Sir Robert Jardine's property in the East, including letters, memoranda, maps, plans, reports and valuations. The documents are in manuscript unless otherwise indicated:1. 'Copy of Journal entries in connection with Marine Lot 102 April 1887': extracts from the Journal of Jardine, Matheson and Co., dated Hong Kong, 12 June 1902.2. Table of Sir Robert Jardine's property in Shanghai, dated Shanghai, 9 July 1897.3. Report and...
Dates: circa 1902-circa 1907
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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Business letters: Hong Kong, 1833-1905

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B7/15
Scope and Contents There are 14,309 principal letters and 404 supplementary letters, including the following correspondents: Achoo; Achoon; A-chun; Lt George Evatt Acklom, 44th Foot; Edward James Ackroyd, Supreme Ct; Abdolla Devraj; N. Abdoolally; H.E.C. Abendroth; H.H. Abercrombie; Abdollally Ebrahim Co.; A.E. Abraham; Frederick C. Adams; James Adams, 'Equestrian'; William Stanley Adams M.D.; William Adamson; Adamson, Bell & Co.; R.F. Addyman; W.E. Aga; A.L. Agabeg Jnr; Agra & Masterman's Bank Ltd;...
Dates: 1833-1905
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reels 123 (letters nos 1-312) 124 (313-673), 125 (674-978), 126 (979-1322), 127 (1323-1799), 128 (1800-2053), 129 (2054-2398), 130 (2399-2628), 131 (2630-3089), 132 (3090-3602), 133 (3603-4004), 134 (4005-4589), 135 (4589-4882), 136 (4883-5262*), 137 (5263-5528), 138 (5529-5938), 139 (5939-6303), 140 (6304-7027), 141 (7028-7742), 142 (7743-7996), 143 (7997-8382), 144 (8383-8754), 145 (8756-9259), 146 (9260-9346), 147 (9347-9676), 148 (9677-10079), 149 (10080-10415), 150 (10416-10835), 151 (10836-11373), 152 (11374-12096), 153 (12097-12454), 154 (12455-12779), 155 (12780-13175), 156 (13176-13376), 157 (13377-13728), 158 (13729-14309), 159 (S1-213) and 160 (S214-404). Letters nos 2629 and 8755 has not been microfilmed.
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Business letters: Shanghai, 1844-1891

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B7/37
Scope and Contents There are 10,805 principal letters and 15 supplementary letters. The correspondents include the following names:W.R. Adamson; W.R. Adamson & Co.; R.F. Addyman; Agra & United Service Bank Ltd; Chaloner Alabaster; Samuel Alcock; Joseph W. Allen; Thomas Allen; J. Allmand Jnr (of Yokohama); Alexander Anderson (Inspector of Maitland Ewing & Co.'s estate); Captain George Cobham Anderson (Marine Superintendent, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong); John Henry Anderson (Robert Anderson...
Dates: 1844-1891
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reels 373 (letters nos 1-185), 374 (186-408), 375 (409-638), 376 (639-983), 377 (984-1184), 378 (1185-1363), 379 (1364-1634), 380 (1635-1843), 381 (1844-2096), 382 (2097-2356), 383 (2357-2488), 384 (2489-2656), 385 (2651-2853), 386 (2854-2998), 387 (2999-3145), 388 (3146-3378), 389 (3379-3557), 390 (3558-3725), 391 (3726-3918), 392 (3919-4075), 393 (4076-4197), 394 (4198-4353), 395 (4354-4481), 396 (4482-4647), 397 (4648-4806), 398 (4807-4973), 399 (4974-5139), 400 (5140-5263), 401 (5264-5465), 402 (5466-5680), 403 (5681-5900), 404 (5901-6079), 405 (6080-6251), 406 (6252-6436), 407 (6437-6625), 408 (6626-6831), 409 (6832-7086), 410 (7087-7295), 411 (7296-7446), 412 (7447-7627), 413 (7628-7889), 414 (7890-8153), 415 (8154-8383), 416 (8384-8634), 417 (8635-8890), 418 (8891-9269), 419 (9270-9584), 420 (9585-9868), 421 (9869-10079), 422 (10080-10334), 422* (10335-10559) and 423 (10560-10805 and S1-15).
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Correspondence of senior partners, 1906-1908

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K41
Scope and Contents Private and personal letters of partners of Jardine, Matheson & Co., mainly regarding the retirement of Herbert Irving-Bell from Yokohama. Much of the correspondence is between Sir R.W.B. Jardine and William Keswick. The other correspondents include C.E. Anton, Aubrey Brocklebank, W.J. Gresson, H. Irving-Bell, Messrs J.C. & A. Steuart, Henry Keswick, J.J. Keswick, W. Paterson, Sir W.G. Armstrong & Co., and Henry Wenham. Most of the letters are manuscript originals, but there are...
Dates: 1906-1908
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 Japan, 1906-1913

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K42
Scope and Contents Manuscript and typescript originals, copies and extracts of letters from Great Britain, Hong Kong and Yokohama regarding various aspects of business in Japan. The correspondents include F.H. Bugbird; C.W. Dickson; W.J. Gresson; H.V. Henson; Henry Keswick; William Keswick; and Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co. Ltd. Much of the correspondence concerns mining, including the Ogurazawa Mines. Other subjects include coal, silk and tea, and the firm Armstrong & Vickers. There is also an...
Dates: 1906-1913
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 shipping, 1894-1953 (mostly 1894-1896 and 1908-1911)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K31
Scope and Contents Typescript and manuscript correspondence (including copies) and related documents regarding shipping, 1894-1939, including many items concerning the Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. The correspondents include C.E. Anton; J.J. Bell-Irving; Butterfield & Swire; A. Cheyne; C.W. Dickson; W.J. Gresson; H.V. Henson; Jardine Matheson, Shanghai; John Johnstone; William Keswick; David Landale; C.H. Ross; Spicer & Pegler; and J.S. Swire. There is also a letter from J.J. Paterson, Calcutta, to...
Dates: 1894-1953 (mostly 1894-1896 and 1908-1911)
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 Sir Robert Jardine's property, 1899-1911

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K35
Scope and Contents Typescript and manuscript correspondence (including press copies) relating primarily to Sir Robert Jardine's property in the East, but also covering the conversion of Jardine, Matheson & Co. into a limited company, J.J.J. Keswick's Trust, Jardine's Wharf and other matters. The letters are from Edinburgh, Hong Kong, London and elsewhere, and the correspondents include Edwin Freshfield, W.J. Gresson, Messrs J.C. & A. Steuart, J.J. Keswick, G.L. Montgomery, C.H. Ross and James Steuart...
Dates: 1899-1911
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 W.J. Gresson Estate, 1931-1938 (mainly 1934-1938)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/2/4/13
Scope and Contents

Correspondence of Matheson & Co. Ltd regarding the estate of W.J. Gresson, with some related letters and papers. The main correspondent is Ticehurst, Wyatt & Co., solicitors, Cheltenham.

Dates: 1931-1938 (mainly 1934-1938)
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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Extracts from business correspondence, circa 1939 (copies of originals of 1887-1939)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K27
Scope and Contents

Typescript copies of letters regarding a wide range of business interests in China, Japan, Russia and elsewhere, 1887-1939 (mostly 1903-1911). The correspondents are John Bell-Irving, C.W. Dickson, W.J. Gresson, Sir R.W.B. Jardine, Henry Keswick, J.J. Keswick, David Landale, William Keswick, John Macgregor and C.H. Ross. There is no indication of when the folder was compiled. It is labelled on the front cover 'No 23. Extracts of interest from S/o Correspondence &c'.

Dates: circa 1939 (copies of originals of 1887-1939)
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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Index of Gresson Estate investments, 1935-1944

Reference Code: GBR/0012/JM MS/I21/11/2
Scope and Contents An index of the investments of the Gresson Estate, recording the name of the company, description of stocks or shares bought, date of purchase, price, total cost, details of stocks and shares sold, and profit and loss incurred. There is also an envelope of papers found loose in the volume: three items of correspondence between Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, and Ticehurst, Wyatt & Co., Cheltenham, 1937-1940; an extract from 'Truth', 7 July 1937, regarding League of Nations loans to...
Dates: 1935-1944
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 Shanghai to Hong Kong, July 1909-Oct. 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K43
Scope and Contents Typescript copies of letters from David Landale and James McKie, Shanghai, to W.J. Gresson, Hong Kong. There are also typescript copies of a letter from Horace Hickling, London, to Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, 2 July 1909, followed by comments thereon, and of a letter from W.F. Inglis, Shanghai, to David Landale, 27 August 1909, enclosing a supplementary memorandum regarding the Chinese Engineering & Mining Corporation Ltd. The envelope is labelled 'Letters from Shanghai to Hong Kong -...
Dates: July 1909-Oct. 1909
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 London, 1901-1911

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K37
Scope and Contents A bundle of typescript and manuscript letters from correspondents in Hong Kong and Shanghai to William Keswick, London, 1903-1911, with some extracts of letters, newscuttings, and press copies of letters to Henry Keswick, Shanghai. The authors include C.W. Dickinson; W.J. Gresson; W.F. Inglis; Jardine Matheson, Shanghai; Henry Keswick; David Landale; and C.H. Ross. There is also a letter from Henry Keswick, Vladivostock, to William Keswick. The envelope also contains a smaller bundle of...
Dates: 1901-1911
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 London, Jan. 1898-Dec. 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/D1/1/2/7/3
Scope and Contents

Copies (including some press copies) of letters from J.J. Bell-Irving, W.J. Gresson, Alexander Palmer MacEwen and others, Hong Kong, to William Keswick, London. There are also a few letters to other correspondents, including G.L. Montgomery, New York. The documents originate from a box-file labelled 'Hong Kong to London 1898'.

Dates: Jan. 1898-Dec. 1898
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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Minutes of the Consultative Committee, 1912-1918

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A7/749
Scope and Contents Typescript and manuscript minutes of the Consultative Committee of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd held at 24 St James's Place, London, 6 June 1912-26 January 1914. The meetings were attended by Sir R.W.B. Jardine, Governing Director; Henry Keswick, Senior Managing Director; C.E. Anton; J.J. Bell-Irving; W.J. Gresson; and C.H. Ross. Most of the volume is unused. It contains a few loose items: a typescript copy of letter no. 35 from David Landale, Hong Kong, to C.E. Anton, Shanghai, 19...
Dates: 1912-1918
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Some of the records are unavailable due to their poor physical condition.
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Miscellaneous letters, 1900-1911

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K36
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence (including press copies) of Jardine, Matheson & Co. sent from Hong Kong, London, New York, St Petersburg, Shanghai, Tientsin and Vladivostock, divided into five sections:1. Correspondence regarding the Boxer Rebellion, July 1900. The correspondents include A.M. Bruce, I.C. Railways; W. Carles, H.B.M. Consul, Tientsin; Edward Cousins; Jardine Matheson, Shanghai and Tientsin; William Keswick; A.P. MacEwen; and C.H. Ross.2. Correspondence...
Dates: 1900-1911
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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Photograph of W.J. Gresson, circa 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L8/13
Scope and Contents

An undated mounted studio portrait photograph of W.J. Gresson.

Dates: circa 1920
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.
 sub-subseries

Private and semi-official letters from London, 1887-1938

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/1
Scope and Contents Copies of private and semi-official letters from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong and Shanghai, with enclosed letters, telegrams and other papers. The volumes are numbered 1 to 20 (4 is missing), and are labelled 'China' on the spine (with the exception of the last volume). The later volumes include indexes. The correspondents include C.E. Anton, R.M. Austin, B.D.F. Beith, J.J. Bell-Irving, John Bell-Irving, D.G.M. Bernard, C.W. Dickson, W.J. Gresson, John...
Dates: 1887-1938
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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Research papers of James Steuart, 1827-1938 (mostly 1931-1938)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L11/2
Scope and Contents Papers relating to James Steuart's research into the history of Jardine, Matheson & Co. There are many letters (including copies), addressed mostly to Stuart, and including some groupings by subject matter. The correspondents include John M. Aitken, C.E. Anton, Evelyn Banbury, B.D.F. Beith, J.J. Bell-Irving, D.G.M. Bernard, H. Bowring, F.H. Bulkeley-Johnson, V. Bulkeley-Johnson, W. Cruickshank, W.J. Gresson, Marion Keswick, David Landale, L.N. Leefe, Rudolph Lowe, C.L. Magniac, Hugh...
Dates: 1827-1938 (mostly 1931-1938)
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.
 sub-subseries

Semi-official correspondence between London and Hong Kong & Shanghai, 1908-1935

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/2
Scope and Contents Semi-official correspondence between Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, and Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong and Shanghai, with enclosed letters, telegrams, memoranda, reports and printed items. The main part of the series is a numbered sequence of letters from London to either Hong Kong or Shanghai running until 1935, when the Hong Kong and Shanghai letters were divided into separate series (J1/3 and J1/4). Some of the later volumes also contain letters from Hong Kong and Shanghai to London. The...
Dates: 1908-1935
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.
 sub-subseries

Semi-official letters from Hong Kong to New York, 1890-1913

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/7
Scope and Contents

Original unnumbered semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to Jardine Matheson, New York, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents include E.A. Alford, C.E. Anton, J.J. Bell-Irving, C.W. Dickson, W.J. Gresson, Henry Keswick, J.J. Keswick, David Landale, G.L. Montgomery, A.R. Riddle, C.H. Ross and C.D. Walker.

Dates: 1890-1913
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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Semi-official letters from Shanghai to New York, 27 Jan. 1891-27 Oct. 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/21
Scope and Contents

Original handwritten and typescript semi-official letters from E.F. Alford, C.E. Anton, W.J. Gresson, R. Inglis, Henry Keswick, David Landale, John Macgregor, James McKie and Herbert Smith, Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to G.L. Montgomery, A.R. Riddle and A.D. Walker, Jardine Matheson, New York, with enclosed letters and papers, including letters exchanged between correspondents in China and between China and New York.

Dates: 27 Jan. 1891-27 Oct. 1913
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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