Keswick, James Johnstone, 1845-1914 (merchant)
James Johnstone Keswick assumed responsibility for Jardine, Matheson & Co.'s business in Japan in 1875. He was a Partner in the firm, 1876-1902, and Taipan (Chairman), 1889-1895.
Found in 43 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence on the Bangkok-Korat Railway, 1891-1900
Extracts from business correspondence, circa 1939 (copies of originals of 1887-1939)
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'.
Letter from J.J. Keswick, 3 May 1884
Letter from J.J. Keswick, 26 June 1884
Letter from J.J. Keswick, 9 Aug. 1884
Letter from J.J. Keswick, 13 Sep. 1884
Letter from J.J. Keswick, 18 Sep. 1884
Letter from J.J. Keswick, 13 Dec. 1884
Letter from J.J. Keswick, 27 Dec. 1884
Letter from J.J. Keswick, 6 Jan. 1885
Letters from Shanghai, 1862-1884
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.
Letters to London, 1885-1888 (mostly 1888)
Miscellaneous letters, 1900-1911
Private and semi-official letters from London, 1887-1938
Private letters from J.J. Keswick, Sep. 1880-Oct. 1880
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.
Private letters: Shanghai, 1844-1888
Private letters to William Keswick, 6 Aug. 1886-21 Dec. 1888
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'.
Semi-official letters from Hong Kong to New York, 1890-1913
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.