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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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Private letters: Chefoo, 1865-1885

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B2/3
Scope and Contents

The correspondents include J.J. Buchheister; Francis Bulkeley Bulkeley-Johnson (also Francis Bulkeley Johnson, afterwards Bulkeley-Johnson); Thomas T. Fergusson; H.H. Grenfell; Robert Alexander Houstoun; William Keswick; Hermann Mandl; and Herbert Smith (partner, Jardine, Matheson & Co.).

Dates: 1865-1885
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reel 580.
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Private letters: East Indies, Siam and Malaya, 1813-1882

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B1/6
Scope and Contents The correspondents include James Anderson (of Strachan and Co.); Bartolomeu Antonio Barretto; Antonio Lourenço Barretto and Co.; B.A. Barretto and Co.; Batlle, Hermanos and Co.; A. Bauermeister (of Behre and Co.); Captain Dionisio Bordenave; William Sprott Boyd (also Thomas Podé, pseudonym); Francis Bulkeley Bulkeley-Johnson (also Francis Bulkeley Johnson, afterwards Bulkeley-Johnson); Carnegy and Co.; Thomas Church (Resident Councillor, Singapore); J.F. Crockett (Captain of the 'Hellespont'...
Dates: 1813-1882
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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Private letters: Foochow and River Min, 1854-1880

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B2/9
Scope and Contents The correspondents include Rutherford Alcock; Walter E. Allum; Alexander Forbes Angus (tea inspector for Jardine, Matheson and Co.); Viscomte Brenier de Montmorand (French Consul-General, Shanghai); Francis Bulkeley Bulkeley-Johnson (also Francis Bulkeley Johnson, afterwards Bulkeley-Johnson); Charles Carroll; Thomas H. Chapman (of Dent and Co.); Richard Bell Davies; Albert Deacon; A. Fincham; British merchants at Foochow, 1866; William Raymond Gingell; Thomas Gibson Glover (Captain of the...
Dates: 1854-1880
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reels 581 (P1-114), 582 (P115-406) and 583 (P407-626).
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Private letters from J.J. Keswick, Sep. 1880-Oct. 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C39
Scope and Contents

The volume contains press copies of private letters from J.J. Keswick, Nagasaki and Shanghai, concerning the Takasima Colliery, Japan. Most of the letters are addressed to William Keswick, Hong Kong, but there are also letters to Kojima Riotaro, agent for Goto Shojiro, Nagasaki, and to C.F. Hooper, Nagasaki. Only pages 1-32 of the volume have been used.

Dates: Sep. 1880-Oct. 1880
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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Private letters from the Danish Consulate, 1863-1868

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C40
Scope and Contents

This series contains fair copies of letters from Edward Whittall and William Keswick, Royal Danish Consulate, Shanghai, with indexes.

Dates: 1863-1868
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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Private letters from William Keswick, 13 Aug. 1889-23 June 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J5/1
Scope and Contents Press copies of letters from William Keswick to correspondents in Hong Kong, London, Lima, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Talara and elsewhere. The principal addressees are F.M. Atthill; Captain Carmichael; J.J. Keswick; H.W.C. Tweddle; Messrs Freshfields & Williams; Sir W.G. Armstrong, Mitchell & Co.; and Messrs Thos. Harper & Sons.There is an index at the start of the volume containing the following entries:A: H.M. Atthill; Sir W.G. Armstrong, Mitchell & Co. Ltd;...
Dates: 13 Aug. 1889-23 June 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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Private letters from William Keswick, 9 Jan. 1892-28 Apr. 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J5/2
Scope and Contents Private letter book no. 1 containing copies of letters from William Keswick to correspondents in China, Hong Kong, Great Britain, Europe, the United States and elsewhere. The addressees include C.E. Anton, B.D.F. Beith, D.G.M. Bernard, J.J. Bell-Irving, C.W. Dickson, W.J. Gresson, Sir R.W.B. Jardine, J.J. Keswick, G.L. Montgomery and James Steuart. Most of the volume is comprised of press copies, but there are some typescript copies towards the end. A set of loose letters found in the volume...
Dates: 9 Jan. 1892-28 Apr. 1916
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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Private letters from William Keswick, 20 May 1895-30 July 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J5/4
Scope and Contents

Copies of miscellaneous private letters from William Keswick to a wide range of correspondents, mostly in Great Britain, but also in the Far East, Europe and the United States. The volume includes a few loose letters.

Dates: 20 May 1895-30 July 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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Private letters from William Keswick, 20 Dec. 1904-1 Dec. 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J5/8
Scope and Contents The volume contains copies of letters from William Keswick to J. & A. Steuart, Edinburgh; Jardine, Skinner & Co., Calcutta; the Bank of England; and others regarding the estate of the late J.J.J. Keswick. Some of the letters are addressed at 3 Lombard Street.There is an index at the beginning of the volume containing the following entries: Bank of England, Law Courts Branch; British Linen Co. Bank; Bengal Iron & Steel Co. Ltd; Hongkong & Shanghai Banking...
Dates: 20 Dec. 1904-1 Dec. 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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Private letters from William Keswick to New York, 11 Jan. 1893-16 June 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J5/3
Scope and Contents

Private letter no. 1 containing copies of letters from William Keswick to New York. The principal addressee is G.L. Montgomery, but there are also letters to A.D. Walker and others. Most of the volume is comprised of press copies, but there are some typescript copies towards the end. There are also a few loose letters.

Dates: 11 Jan. 1893-16 June 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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Private letters: Great Britain, 1829-1873

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B1/8
Scope and Contents Letters from places in Great Britain (excluding London). The correspondents include Dr Alexander Anderson; George Armstrong; Bank of Scotland; Francis Bulkeley Bulkeley-Johnson (also Francis Bulkeley Johnson, afterwards Bulkeley-Johnson); John Burd (Captain of the 'Norden' and 'Syden'); Canton Regatta Club; Adam Howden Crawford; Donald Currie (brother of John Currie of Hong Kong); John Currie (of Jardine, Matheson and Co.); John Currie Senr (father of John Currie of Hong Kong); Helena...
Dates: 1829-1873
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reel 117.
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Private letters: Hankow, 1865-1872

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B2/10
Scope and Contents The correspondents include John Henry Anderson (of Robert Anderson and Co., Kiukiang and Hankow); Robert Anderson (of Robert Anderson and Co., Kiukiang and Hankow); Francis Bulkeley Bulkeley-Johnson (also Francis Bulkeley Johnson, afterwards Bulkeley-Johnson); J.K. Cunningham; George Basil Dixwell (of Augustine Heard and Co.); Thomas M. Drysdale; Drysdale, Ringer and Co.; Samuel John Gower (partner, Jardine, Matheson and Co.); William Keswick; Andrew Littlejohn Pearey (of Jardine, Matheson...
Dates: 1865-1872
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reel 584.
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Private letters: Hong Kong, 1829-1886

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B2/12
Scope and Contents The correspondents include Major Edward Aldrich (Royal Engineers); William Henry Alexander (Registrar, Supreme Court, Hong Kong); Harvey F. Allan; Walter E. Allum; Arbuthnot and Co.; [ ] Armstrong; Hugh Piercy Austin (of Jardine, Matheson and Co.); Bartolomeu Antonio Barretto; Charles William Barry (Captain, Royal Engineers); Thomas Bell M.D. (of Ecclefechan and S.S. 'Pekin' and S.S. 'Singapore'); John Bell-Irving; John Bowring; John Charles Bowring; William Sprott Boyd (also Thomas Podé,...
Dates: 1829-1886
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reels 120 (P1-408), 121 (P409-723) and 122 (P724-1090).
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Private letters: Kiukiang, 1865-1872

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B2/15
Scope and Contents

The correspondents include Robert Anderson (of Robert Anderson & Co., Kiukiang and Hankow); Francis Bulkeley Bulkeley-Johnson (also Francis Bulkeley Johnson, afterwards Bulkeley-Johnson); Thomas Hunt & Co.; William Keswick; William Paterson (partner, Jardine, Matheson & Co.); William Fellowes Russell (of Thomas Hunt & Co.); and Edward Whittall.

Dates: 1865-1872
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reel 31.
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Private letters: London, 1814-1882

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B1/10
Scope and Contents The correspondents include Aldridge and Blackwell; John H. Alley; John Lavicourt Anderdon; William Henry Anderson; Alexander Forbes Angus (tea inspector for Jardine, Matheson and Co.); [ ] Armstrong; Samuel Ball; Baring, Brothers and Co.; Samuel George Bonham; Boorman, Johnston and Co.; John Bowring; [ ] Brown; Francis Bulkeley Bulkeley-Johnson (also Francis Bulkeley Johnson, afterwards Bulkeley-Johnson); Charles John Canning, Lord Canning; Lieutenant-Colonel Francisco de Castro; Samuel W....
Dates: 1814-1882
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reel 463.
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Private letters: Macao, 1813-1872

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B2/18
Scope and Contents The correspondents include the following names:A.V. de R. Aggersborg; J.H. Astell.Bartolomeu Barretto; Bartolomeu Antonio Barretto; Antonio Lourenço Barretto and Co.; William Baynes; Thomas Beale; Thomas Chay Beale; W. Bell; Bell and Co.; William Blenkin; George Blight; William Sprott Boyd (also Thomas Podé, pseudonym); George Thomas Braine; Guilherme Francisco Bramston.Lorenzo Calvo; L. Calvo and Co.; A. Campbell; T.A. Chaldecott; William Clifton (Captain of...
Dates: 1813-1872
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reel 31 (P1-196) and 32 (P197-665).
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Private letters: Nagasaki, 1859-1867

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B4/3
Scope and Contents

Letters from Nagasaki, including some from Desima. The correspondents include Francis Bulkeley Bulkeley-Johnson (also Francis Bulkeley Johnson, afterwards Bulkeley-Johnson); Alfred J. Clode; Thomas Blake Glover; Glover & Co.; Thomas Hunt & Co.; William Keswick; Kenneth Ross Mackenzie; Walsh & Co.; Edward Whittall; and James Whittall.

Dates: 1859-1867
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reel 464.
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Private letters: Shanghai, 1844-1888

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B2/23
Scope and Contents The correspondents include Thomas Allen; Walter E. Allum; Robert Anderson (of Robert Anderson and Co., Kiukiang and Hankow); Robert Crawfurd Antrobus; Benjamin Parke Avery; Edward William Batt (of Jardine, Matheson and Co., then G. Barnet and Co.); John Thomas Batt (of Jardine, Matheson and Co.); John Bell-Irving; John Bowring; Brand, Monro and Co.; Frederick William Adolphus Bruce; J.J. Buchheister; Francis Bulkeley Bulkeley-Johnson (also Francis Bulkeley Johnson, afterwards...
Dates: 1844-1888
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reels 424 (P1-255), 425 (P256-454), 426 (P455-584), 427 (P585-740), 428 (P741-918), 429 (P919-1109), 430 (P1110-1380) and 431 (P1382-1411). No. P1381 has not been microfilmed.
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Private letters: Takao, 1864

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B3/3
Scope and Contents

The correspondents include Robert Alexander Houstoun; William Keswick; William Maxwell (Commissioner of Customs, Takao); Alexander Morrison (Captain of the 'Banshee' and 'Adventure'); and James Whittall.

Dates: 1864
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reel 586.
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Private letters: Tamsui, 1864-1878

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B3/4
Scope and Contents

The correspondents include Robert Alexander Houstoun; Crawford Davison Kerr (of Linday & Co. and Dodd & Co.); William Keswick; Herbert St Leger Magniac; Alexander Morrison (Captain of the 'Banshee' and 'Adventure'); Alexander Perceval; Alfred Roper (Captain of the 'Salamander'); and James Whittall.

Dates: 1864-1878
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reel 586.
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Private letters: Tientsin, 1858-1872

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B2/26
Scope and Contents

The correspondents include Henry Beveridge; George Henry Fitzroy; William Keswick; Hector Coll Maclean; H. Vernon Russell (Captain of S.S. 'Corea' and S.S. 'Appin'); and Edward Whittall.

Dates: 1858-1872
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reel 586.
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Private letters to William Keswick, 6 Aug. 1886-21 Dec. 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J5/7
Scope and Contents

Copies of letters from J.J. Keswick, 6 August 1886-10 September 1887, and John Macgregor, 17 September 1887-21 December 1888, Shanghai, to William Keswick, London. There is also a copy of a telegram from J.J. Keswick to William Keswick, 29 April 1887. The volume is labelled on the front cover '6. Aug: 1886 to 21. Dec: 1888. Private Letters to Wm Keswick London'.

Dates: 6 Aug. 1886-21 Dec. 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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Private letters: unplaced, 1806-1886

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B5
Scope and Contents Private letters sent from unknown places. The correspondents include Rutherford Alcock; Bartolomeu Barretto; Bartolomeu Antonio Barretto; Thomas Bell M.D. (of Ecclefechan and S.S. 'Pekin' and S.S. 'Singapore'); William Sprott Boyd (also Thomas Podé, pseudonym); [ ] Brown; Lieutenant Bruce; Francis Bulkeley Bulkeley-Johnson (also Francis Bulkeley Johnson, afterwards Bulkeley-Johnson); Abraham Joseph Burley (or J. Burley; Captain of the 'John', 'Zenobia' and 'Falcon'); J.M. Canny; H. Cole;...
Dates: 1806-1886
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reel 587.
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Private letters: Yokohama, 1859-1887

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B4/5
Scope and Contents Letters from Yokohama, including some from Kanagawa. The correspondents include William Gregson Aspinall; Henry Collins Endicott; Samuel John Gower (partner, Jardine, Matheson & Co.); Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation; C.F. Hooper; Henry J. Hooper; Charles Southern Hope (son of Charles Hope of London); Thomas Jackson (Chief Manager, Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation); Japan, 2nd Assistant Minister of Finance; William Keswick; David Stockton McDougal (of U.S.S....
Dates: 1859-1887
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reel 464.
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Private Office correspondence, 1906-1931

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/1
Scope and Contents

Correspondence (including some telegrams) of Directors of Matheson & Co. Ltd, with some related letters and papers. The main correspondents are D.G.M. Bernard, Henry Keswick, Sir R.W.B. Jardine, William Keswick, David Landale and L.N. Leefe. The correspondence is comprised of originals and copies of letters to the firm and copies of letters from the Directors.

Dates: 1906-1931
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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