Skip to main content

Cambridge University Libraries are providing a blend of online and controlled in-person services. Please see our website for more details.

Irving, James Jardine Bell-, 1857-1936 (businessman)

 Person

Biography

James Jardine Bell-Irving, of Makerstoun, Kelso, Scotland, was a Partner of Jardine, Matheson & Co., 1887-1902. He was the son of John Bell-Irving (1813-1907).

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

 File

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.
 File

Accounts of J.J. Bell-Irving Estate, 1936-1939

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/11/4
Scope and Contents Accounts relating to the estate of J.J. Bell-Irving, comprised of accounts current of the estate of J.J. Bell-Irving, Mrs Martha Grace Anton and Ethel Maitland, Countess of Lauderdale, with Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, 1936-1939, with copies of some covering letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to D.G.M. Bernard, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London. There is also the account of charge and discharge of the intromissions of the Trustees of the late James Jardine Bell-Irving of Makerstoun,...
Dates: 1936-1939
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.
 File

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.
 File

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.
 File

Correspondence on Sir Robert Jardine's property, 1898-1906

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K34
Scope and Contents Manuscript and typescript correspondence (including some copies) regarding Sir Robert Jardine's properties in the East and his property account:E.F. Alford, Shanghai, to J.J. Bell-Irving, Hong Kong, 4 January 1898.J.J. Bell-Irving, Hong Kong, to William Keswick, London, 17 January 1898.William Keswick to J.J. Bell-Irving, 7 April 1898.J.J. Bell-Irving, Hong Kong, to William Keswick, London, 27 March 1902.Memorandum by E.F. Alford, 20 July...
Dates: 1898-1906
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-sub-sub-subseries

Correspondence re J.J. Bell-Irving Estate and Trust, 1929-1937

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

Correspondence of Matheson & Co. Ltd regarding the estate and Trust of J.J. Bell-Irving, with related letters and papers. The main correspondents are McJerrow & Stevenson, solicitors, Lockerbie, and Ethel Maitland, Countess of Lauderdale, Thirlestane Castle, Berwickshire, daughter of J.J. Bell-Irving.

Dates: 1929-1937
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-sub-sub-subseries

Correspondence re J.J. Bell-Irving Trust and Major John Bell-Irving, 1934-1960

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/2/4/5
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Matheson & Co. Ltd and Mrs E.G. Bell-Irving, Major John Bell-Irving, McJerrow & Stevenson, Lockerbie, Ethel Maitland, Lady Lauderdale, and others, with related letters and papers, regarding the J.J. Bell-Irving Trust and Major John Bell-Irving.

Dates: 1934-1960
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.
 File

Correspondence re Maitland-Ormrod Trust, 25 Jan. 1929-28 Dec. 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/2/4/31
Scope and Contents Correspondence of B.D.F. Beith, D.G.M. Bernard, J.J. Paterson and A.B. Stewart, Matheson & Co. Ltd, regarding the Maitland-Ormrod Trust, established by J.J. Bell-Irving for the benefit of his daughters Ethel Maitland, Countess of Lauderdale, and Eva Ormrod. There is also some material concerning the Ormrod Education Trust, established for Major and Mrs Ormrod's two eldest children. The principal correspondents are Major Maurice Ormrod, Kelso and Wrexham; Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong; and...
Dates: 25 Jan. 1929-28 Dec. 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.
 File

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.
 File

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.
 File

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1830-1939

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K60
Scope and Contents Originals, copies and extracts of letters, notices and other correspondence of Jardine, Matheson & Co. and other correspondents, with a few related papers:1. A manuscript translation of a notification from the Hong merchants to Jardine, Matheson & Co., Dent & Co. and others, 18 March 1830, 'concerning debts that may hereafter be contracted'.2. A typescript notice addressed to Magniac & Co., dated Glasgow, 22 December 1831, announcing the death that morning...
Dates: 1830-1939
Conditions Governing Access: Nos 1 and 8 have been removed due to their bad condition, and are not available to readers.
 File

Papers re J.J. Bell-Irving Estate, 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/11/3
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the estate of the late J.J. Bell-Irving, with some related correspondence:1. Three copies of a letter from McJerrow & Stevenson, solicitors, Lockerbie, to D.G.M. Bernard, Matheson & Co. Ltd, 2 July 1936, regarding the estate of the late J.J. Bell-Irving, with memoranda concerning the estate, including securities, suggested investments, purchases, sales, shares, Mrs Ormrod's securities, Major and Mrs Ormrod's Marriage Trust, the Education Trust, and the...
Dates: 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.
 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.
 File

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 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.

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.