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Irving, John Bell-, 1888-1960 (Major)

 Person

Biography

John Bell-Irving, of Whitehill, Lockerbie, was a Director of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd, 1919-1923. He was the son of John Bell-Irving (1846-1925) of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence of partners, 1885-1888 (mostly 1887)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K25
Scope and Contents

Manuscript originals and press copies of correspondence of John Bell-Irving, Sir Robert Jardine, William Keswick, William Paterson and Herbert Smith, with related documents, including a few telegrams. The envelope is numbered 50, and lists the subject matter as 'allocations of shares in JM & Co. Retirement of William Paterson promotion of Herbert Smith + James Bell-Irving'.

Dates: 1885-1888 (mostly 1887)
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 employment issues, 1860-1887

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K15
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence of Jardine, Matheson & Co. regarding the employment of its staff, including hirings, contract renewals and resignations. Some of the letters have wrappers describing their contents.1. A letter from Antonio F. Vandenberg, East Point, to Jardine, Matheson & Co., 12 January 1860, accepting the terms offered for his continued employment.2. Two press copies of a letter from William Keswick, Hong Kong, to John How Cheverton, 12 September...
Dates: 1860-1887
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 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.
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Correspondence re Whitehill Trust, 6 Feb. 1935-4 Sep. 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/2/4/37
Scope and Contents Correspondence between B.D.F. Beith and D.G.M. Bernard, Matheson & Co. Ltd, and John Bell-Irving, Lockerbie (mainly) and Tours; McJerrow & Stevenson, solicitors, Lockerbie; and Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, regarding the Whitehill Trust, established by Major John Bell-Irving as an Education Trust for his children, Mary and John Bell-Irving.There are also two letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to John Bell-Irving, Lockerbie, 29 May 1941, enclosing the following...
Dates: 6 Feb. 1935-4 Sep. 1941
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, Jan. 1888-Dec. 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A7/609*
Scope and Contents

General despatches received by John Bell-Irving, the Consul General of Hawaii in Hong Kong, including general instructions for His Hawaiian Majesty's Consuls, 1 September 1885: 'Passports to enter the Hawaiian Kingdom are no longer required except for persons of Chinese race. For the latter they are granted only at the Consulates at Hong Kong & Shanghae, under special regulations issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs'.

Dates: Jan. 1888-Dec. 1888
Conditions Governing Access: Unavailable due to condition.
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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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Letters to London, 1885-1888 (mostly 1888)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/D1/1/2/7/2
Scope and Contents Copies (including some press copies) of letters from correspondents in Hong Kong to William Keswick, London, mostly from John Bell-Irving. There are also many letters, and some extracts of letters, from other places, including Peking, Shanghai, Tientsin and Yokohama, exchanged between partners and between partners and other correspondents. The two principal correspondents are John Macgregor and Alexander Michie. Other correspondents include E.R. Belilios; Fred D. Bush; Edward Cousins; Henry...
Dates: 1885-1888 (mostly 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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Semi-official letters from Hong Kong to London, 1911-1941

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/8
Scope and Contents

An incomplete series of original semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, with enclosed letters, telegrams and other papers. The correspondents are C.E. Anton, B.D.F. Beith, John Bell-Irving, D.G.M. Bernard, R.E. Coxon, T.S. Forrest, John Johnstone, Henry Keswick, William Keswick, W.J. Keswick, David Landale, D.L. Newbigging, J.J. Paterson, C.H. Ross, A. Brooke Smith and A.B. Stewart.

Dates: 1911-1941
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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