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Keswick, William, 1834-1912 (merchant)

 Person

Biography

William Keswick was a Director of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd, 1906-1912.

Found in 130 Collections and/or Records:

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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.
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Correspondence on Sir Robert Jardine's property, 1905-1907

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K39
Scope and Contents Manuscript and typescript letters and one telegram to William Keswick, London, regarding Sir Robert Jardine's property and other matters. Most of the letters are from Sir Robert's Edinburgh solicitor, James Steuart, but there are also a few letters from Messrs J.C. & A. Steuart and Geo. G.B. Steuart. The subject matter includes the duty paid on Sir Robert's estate, his executry, Jardine's Wharf in Singapore, and articles of association of Jardine, Matheson & Co. The envelope is...
Dates: 1905-1907
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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Correspondence on the Bangkok-Korat Railway, 1891-1900

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K30
Scope and Contents Correspondence (including press copies) and related papers regarding the Bangkok-Korat Railway, Siam, including the position of George Murray Campbell, November 1893, February-March 1894 and July 1900. Most of the letters are from J.J. Keswick, Hong Kong and Shanghai, to William Keswick, London. The related documents are as follows:1. An envelope containing an undertaking by Jardine, Matheson & Co. to guarantee the due performance of a contract by G.M. Campbell for the...
Dates: 1891-1900
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 the Rawang Tin Mining Co. Ltd, 1887-1889

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K26
Scope and Contents Copies of correspondence between Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and Messrs W.R. Scott & Co., Singapore, regarding the Rawang Tin Mining Company Ltd. The correspondence is in two parts. The first part consists of manuscript and press copies of correspondence between W.R. Scott & Co. and Jardine Matheson, 5 March 1889-8 May 1889, regarding the Rawang Tin Mining Concession. This includes a cutting of an article from the 'Straits Times', 9 April 1889, which is mentioned in Jardine,...
Dates: 1887-1889
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 China Association, 1889-1896

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K61
Scope and Contents Correspondence of William Keswick and related papers regarding the China Association, concerned mainly its rules and meetings. The correspondence is comprised of original letters to Keswick from Sir Alfred Dent, Alfred Rowe, R.S. Gundry, Harwood & Stephenson (solicitors), W.M. Strachan and Sir Thomas Wade, 16 May 1889-9 October 1890; a printed circular letter from Alfred Dent, London, 19 March 1889, soliciting support for a proposed China Association; an original letter from F.D. Barnes...
Dates: 1889-1896
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 Sir Robert Jardine, 1897-1905

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K33
Scope and Contents Originals and copies of correspondence between William Keswick, London, and James Steuart and J.C. & A. Steuart, Edinburgh, February-December 1905, regarding the late Sir Robert Jardine and related matters. The subjects includes Sir Robert's will; the deeds of partnership of Jardine, Matheson & Co., China, and Jardine, Matheson & Co., London; J.J.J. Keswick's Trust; and the possibility of Sir R.W.B. Jardine joining Matheson & Co. There is a copy of the last will and testament...
Dates: 1897-1905
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 with Camillo de Souza, 1877-1882

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K22
Scope and Contents

A small set of correspondence regarding the disposal of $85,000 at his credit by Camilla de Souza with Jardine, Matheson & Co. on 30 April 1877. The correspondents are Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong; Camillo de Souza; William Keswick; W. Kirby; and Brereton & Wotton, solicitors and notaries.

Dates: 1877-1882
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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Current accounts of William Keswick, 1859-1872

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A8/35/2
Scope and Contents

Current accounts of William Keswick, dated Kanagawa, 1859-1861, with related items, including current accounts from Hakodate and Hiogo, 1864-1872. The documents include reference to J.S. Barber; Edward Fischer; C.S. Hope; fabric; silk; Japan; Kobe; and Yokohama.

Dates: 1859-1872
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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Despatches to the Hawaiian Consulate, 1874-1878

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A7/607*
Scope and Contents

General dispatches received by William Keswick as Consul General of Hawaii in Hong Kong.

Dates: 1874-1878
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Some of the records are unavailable due to their poor physical condition.
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Despatches to the Hawaiian Consulate, Feb. 1884-Dec. 1884

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A7/608
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Despatches received by Francis Bulkeley Johnson and William Keswick, Consuls General of Hawaii in Hong Kong, including information regarding coolie emigration to Hawaii.

Dates: Feb. 1884-Dec. 1884
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Some of the records are unavailable due to their poor physical condition.
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Despatches to the Hawaiian Consulate, Jan. 1886-Dec. 1887

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A7/609
Scope and Contents The volume is endorsed on the front cover 'Despatches received. Hawaian Consulate from January 6th 1886 to December 28th 1887', and contains despatches sent to William Keswick and John Bell-Irving, Consuls General, Hong Kong, including information regarding coolie emigration to Hawaii and opium imported to Hawaii from Macao via Sydney. There is also a printed notice from the Colonial Secretary's Office, Hong Kong, 13 June 1887, regarding the Thankgiving Service to mark the 50th Anniversary...
Dates: Jan. 1886-Dec. 1887
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Some of the records are unavailable due to their poor physical condition.
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Diary of moneys due, 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A7/236
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A diary of moneys due, covering mostly interest on loans to Chinese individuals. It was possibly kept by James Whittall or William Keswick, Hong Kong.

Dates: 1868
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Some of the records are unavailable due to their poor physical condition.
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Diary of moneys due and paid, 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A7/238
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The diary was possibly kept by James Whittall or William Keswick, Hong Kong.

Dates: 1871
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Some of the records are unavailable due to their poor physical condition.
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Diary of moneys due and paid, 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A7/239
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The diary was possibly kept by James Whittall or William Keswick, Hong Kong. Loose inside is a Oriental Bank Corporation Pass Book.

Dates: 1872
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Some of the records are unavailable due to their poor physical condition.
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Diary of weather and shipping, 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A7/235
Scope and Contents

The diary was possibly kept by James Whittall or William Keswick, Hong Kong.

Dates: 1868
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Some of the records are unavailable due to their poor physical condition.
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Diary of weather and shipping, 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A7/237
Scope and Contents

The diary was possibly kept by James Whittall or William Keswick, Hong Kong.

Dates: 1869
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Some of the records are unavailable due to their poor physical condition.
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Early letters from London and elsewhere, circa 1938 (copies of originals of 1838-1895)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K8
Scope and Contents Typescript copies of miscellaneous letters and a few other documents of 1838-1860 and 1895. Many of the letters are from London to China and Hong Kong, but there are also letters from other places in Great Britain, and from Ceylon, China, India and Singapore. The principal correspondents are David Jardine, William Jardine, Alexander Matheson, Donald Matheson and James Matheson. The other correspondents include J.C. Bowring, A.G. Dallas, S. Drincker, Frederick Firth, H.R. Hedges, Andrew...
Dates: circa 1938 (copies of originals of 1838-1895)
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
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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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Heads of agreement of Matheson & Co., 1913 (copy of original of 1907)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/F10/11
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A copy of heads of agreement between Sir Robert William Buchanan Jardine of Castlemilk, Baronet, and William Keswick M.P. and John Matheson Macdonald, both of London, all of Matheson & Co., 7 June 1907, including schedules of the company's balance sheet, current accounts and assets. The copy is dated 1913 on the front.

Dates: 1913 (copy of original of 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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Hong Kong telegrams, Feb. 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/E1/49
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Three coded telegrams from [F.B.] Johnson, Hong Kong, to [William] Keswick, Matheson & Co., London, 17, 24 and 26 February 1878, regarding the Takasima Mine, Goto Shojiro and the China Sugar Refinery. There are also manuscript decodings of each of the telegrams.

Dates: Feb. 1878
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Some of the records are unavailable due to their poor physical condition.
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Letters from Great Britain, 1898-1907

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/D1/1/6
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A small set of press copies of letters from William Keswick to C.W. Dickson, Hong Kong; G.L. Montgomery, New York; R. Hansa[r] & Co. Basle; and A.D. Walker, New York. There is no place date, but the letters were probably written from Great Britain.

Dates: 1898-1907
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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Letters from Shanghai, 1862-1884

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/D1/1/3
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Press copies of letters from R.A. Houstoun, F.B. Johnson, J.J. Keswick, William Keswick, John Macgregor, Henry Murray, William Paterson, Edward Whittall and James Whittall, Shanghai, to correspondents in China and Japan, including partners and employees of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Many of the letters are from F.B. Johnson.

Dates: 1862-1884
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 the East, 1841-1886

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K10
Scope and Contents A miscellaneous series of letters from Asia, the Far East and occasionally elsewhere numbered 1-60. Most of the letters were exchanged between correspondents in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Manila, Melbourne, Penang, Point de Galle and Singapore, but there is also some correspondence with Great Britain and the United States. The authors are B.A. Barretto, G.A. Brooker, George Brown, W.A. Frederick Brown, John Cairns, C.S. Compton, W.G. Dickson, S. Drinker, Thomas Howard Fellows, M.M....
Dates: 1841-1886
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 William Keswick, Mar 1888-Dec 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B31/1
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Official letters from William Keswick, London, to Jardine Matheson, New York.

Dates: Mar 1888-Dec 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: The originals of B1-11 are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room using the microfilm reference numbers listed in this catalogue, which are also found in the Outline Catalogue.
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Letters from Yokohama, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K28
Scope and Contents Letters from W.B. Walter and Jardine Matheson, Yokohama, to correspondents in London. Most of the letters are to William Keswick, but there are also some to Henry Rogers, Sons & Co. and Wallace Brothers. Many of the letters are manuscript originals, but there are also press and manuscript copies. The letters enclose copies of other letters and telegrams, as well as invoices, memoranda and other papers. There are a few additional documents, including a draft of an agreement for the sale...
Dates: 1888
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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