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Kidd, Alexander, 1895-1956 (businessman)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1895 - 1956

Biography

Alexander Kidd was employed by the Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd, then Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd, in mainland China and Hong Kong from 1918 until the early 1950s. He was in charge of the Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd's show room for many years before taking charge of its operations in Shanghai. He worked subsequently for the Corporation in Tientsin before switching to Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd.

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

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Miscellaneous property correspondence, 1953-1955

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/40
Scope and Contents Property correspondence of Jardine Matheson, Canton, Hankow, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei, Tientsin and Tokyo, and Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, with enclosed letters and papers:LONDON AND TOKYO1. Copies of letters nos P.1-2 from E.F. Watts, Tokyo, to W.J. Keswick, London, 20 August 1953 and 17 September 1953.2. Copies of letters no. P.2 from W.J. Keswick, London, to E.F. Watts, Tokyo, 6 August 1953, and no. 3 from W.E.D. Smith, London, to Watts, Tokyo, 28...
Dates: 1953-1955
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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Property correspondence between Hong Kong and Canton, Swatow, Taipei and Tientsin, 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/37
Scope and Contents Property correspondence between Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and Jardine Matheson, Canton, Swatow, Taipei and Tientsin, with enclosed letters and papers:CANTON1. Original letters nos P.1-19 from Conant Lee, Canton, to J.H. Keswick, Hong Kong, 26 May-9 December 1952.2. Copies of letters nos P.1-16 from J.H. Keswick (mainly) and E.F. Watts, Hong Kong, to Conant Lee, Canton, 4 April-17 December 1952.The subjects covered include the Fook Hing Road Godown;...
Dates: 1952
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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Property correspondence between Hong Kong and Shanghai and Tientsin, 1950-1951

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/35
Scope and Contents Property correspondence between Jardine Matheson, Tientsin, and Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong and Shanghai, with enclosed letters and papers:HONG KONG1. Original letters nos P.1-12 from Alex Kidd, Tientsin, to J.H. Keswick (mainly) and D.F. Landale, Hong Kong, 8 January-21 December 1951.2. Original letters nos P.1, from L.G. Frost, Tientsin, to D.F. Landale, Hong Kong, 19 January 1950, and P.2-3, from Alex Kidd, Tientsin, to D.F. Landale, Hong Kong, 15 November...
Dates: 1950-1951
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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Property correspondence between Shanghai and Foochow, Hankow and Tientsin, 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/38
Scope and Contents Copies of property correspondence between Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, and Jardine Matheson, Foochow, Hankow and Tientsin, with enclosed letters and papers. Some letters have been transferred to other files, but there are sheets listing their contents.FOOCHOW1. Letters nos P.1-2 from A.M. d'Oliveira, Foochow, to the Property Department, Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, 25 August 1952 and 10 October 1952.2. Letters nos P.4, P.6 and P.9 from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai,...
Dates: 1952
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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Property letters from Hong Kong to Tientsin, 12 June 1951-31 Oct. 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/45
Scope and Contents

Copies of property letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to Alex Kidd, Jardine Matheson, Tientsin: nos P.1, P.2, P.9-11 and P.13-15 from J.H. Keswick (mainly), D.F. Landale and E.F. Watts, 12 June-8 December 1951, and P.1-5 from J.H. Keswick and H.H. Lennox, 21 March-31 October 1952. There are notes recording that nos P.3-8 of 1951 have been transferred to another file. The subjects include the Tientsin property valuation and the Waller Estate. The ring-binder is labelled 'File I'.

Dates: 12 June 1951-31 Oct. 1952
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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Property letters from Shanghai to Tientsin, 24 Oct. 1945-29 Sep. 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/53
Scope and Contents Copies of property letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to Jardine Matheson, Tientsin, with enclosed letters and papers:1. Nos P.1-8 from R. Gordon, H.H. Lennox and F.A. Pollock to A.E. Smith, 24 October-19 December 1945.2. Nos P.9-30 from J.H. Keswick (mainly) and H.H. Lennox to L.G. Frost and M.L. Railton, 7 January-14 December 1946.3. Nos P.31-48 from J.H. Keswick, H.H. Lennox and F.A. Pollock to L.G. Frost and (mainly) H.H. Tod, 10 March-30 December...
Dates: 24 Oct. 1945-29 Sep. 1952
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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Property letters from Tientsin to Hong Kong, 29 June 1949-10 Feb. 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/55
Scope and Contents Copies of property letters from Jardine Matheson, Tientsin, to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, with some enclosed papers:1. Nos P.1-2 from L.G. Frost to R. Gordon, 29 June-1 July 1949.2. Nos P.1 from L.G. Frost to D.F. Landale, 19 January 1950, and P.2-3, from Alex Kidd to D.F. Landale, 15 November 1950 and 6 December 1950.3. Nos P.1-12 from Alex Kidd to J.H. Keswick (mainly) and D.F. Landale, 8 January-1 November 1951.4. Nos P.1, P.2 and P.4 from Alex...
Dates: 29 June 1949-10 Feb. 1953
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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Property letters from Tientsin to Shanghai, 19 Nov. 1945-16 Oct. 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/56
Scope and Contents Copies of property letters from Jardine Matheson, Tientsin, to Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, with enclosed letters and papers:1. Nos P.8-14 from A.E. Smith to R. Gordon and H.H. Lennox, 19 November-19 December 1945.2. Nos P.15-40 from L.G. Frost and M.L. Railton to J.H. Keswick (mainly) and H.H. Lennox, 7 January-17 December 1946.3. Nos P.41-52 from H.H. Tod to J.H. Keswick, 3 July-30 December 1947.4. Nos P.53-63 from L.G. Frost and H.H. Tod to J.H....
Dates: 19 Nov. 1945-16 Oct. 1952
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 and property letters from Hong Kong to Tientsin, 1948-1953

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/203
Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official and some property letters from H.D.M. Barton, R. Gordon, J.H. Keswick and D.F. Landale, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to L.G. Frost, A. Kidd and E.F. Watts, Jardine Matheson, Tientsin, with enclosed letters and papers.

Dates: 1948-1953
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 correspondence between Hong Kong and outports, 1941-1951

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/117
Scope and Contents Semi-official correspondence between Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and the company's agencies in China and Taiwan, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents include B.M. Barry, H.D.M. Barton, B.E. Bolton, D.I. Bosanquet, I.D. Bruce, C.V.L. Eckford, D.R. Fraser, L.G. Frost, R. Gordon, C. Griffin, S.R. Hawke, M.J. Henderson, H.Y. Hsu, J.H. Keswick, A. Kidd, D.F. Landale, C. Lee, M.H. Lo, Lo Po Chuen, E.L. McDougall, R.H. Malone, P.J. Marques, A.M. d'Oliveira, J.J. Paterson, F.A....
Dates: 1941-1951
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 correspondence between Tientsin and London and Shanghai, 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/155
Scope and Contents Copies of semi-official correspondence between Jardine Matheson, Tientsin, and Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, and Matheson & Co., London, with enclosed letters and papers. Many letters have been transferred to other files, but there are sheets listing their contents.SHANGHAI1. Semi-official letters nos 2, 3, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19-21, 23-25, 30-32, 34-37, 39, 41, 43, 50-52, 55-58, 60-62, 64, 65, 67-69, 72, 73, 75, 77, 78, 81-84, 87-89, 91, 92, 95, 97-100, 102, 103,...
Dates: 1951
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 correspondence of Hong Kong and Shanghai with outports, 1949-1955

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/132
Scope and Contents Semi-official correspondence of Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong and Shanghai, with the company's agencies in Canton, Chungking, Foochow, Hankow, Swatow, Tientsin and Tsingtao, with enclosed letters and papers. The main correspondents are H.D.M. Barton, Thomas Beesley, A.M. d'Oliveira, D.C. Geddes, R. Gordon, S.R. Hawke, M.J. Henderson, W.S. Ho, A.G. Jacobs, J.H. Keswick, Alex Kidd, Conant Lee, D.F. Landale, H.H. Lennox, P.J. Marques, C.F. Stockar, T.C. Wang, S.J. Ward, E.F. Watts, W.J. Wu, Jack...
Dates: 1949-1955
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 C.S. correspondence between Shanghai and outports, 1951-1952

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/144
Scope and Contents

Copies of C.S. semi-official correspondence between Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, and the company's agencies in China regarding Chinese staff matters, with enclosures. The correspondents are A.M. d'Oliveira, Robin Gordon, Alex Kidd, Conant Lee, H.H. Lennox, P.J. Marques, C.F. Stockar, S.J. Ward and W.J. Wu.

Dates: 1951-1952
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 Shanghai to Tientsin, 1948-1950

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/148
Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official letters from J.H. Keswick, H.H. Lennox and F.A. Pollock, Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to L.G. Frost, Alex Kidd and H.H. Tod, Jardine Matheson, Tientsin, with enclosed letters and papers.

Dates: 1948-1950
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 Shanghai to Tientsin, 1945-1953

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/236
Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to Jardine Matheson, Tientsin, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents are R. Gordon, J.H. Keswick, H.H. Lennox and F.A. Pollock, Shanghai, and H.A. Allan, D.I. Bosanquet, L.G. Frost, Alex Kidd, J.C. Manley, M.L. Railton, A.E. Smith and H.H. Tod, Tientsin.

Dates: 1945-1953
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 Tientsin to Hong Kong, 1948-1953

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/249
Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official letters from L.G. Frost and Alex Kidd, Jardine Matheson, Tientsin, to R. Gordon, J.H. Keswick and D.F. Landale, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, with enclosed letters and papers.

Dates: 1948-1953
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 Tientsin to Shanghai, 1945-1953

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/250
Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Tientsin, to Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents are H.A. Allan, L.G. Frost, Alex Kidd, M.L. Railton and A.E. Smith and H.H. Tod, Tientsin, and R. Gordon, J.H. Keswick, H.H. Lennox and F.A. Pollock, Shanghai.

Dates: 1945-1953
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 Tientsin to Shanghai, 1947-1950

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/154
Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official letters from L.G. Frost, Alex Kidd and H.H. Tod, Jardine Matheson, Tientsin, to J.H. Keswick, H.H. Lennox and F.A. Pollock, Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, with enclosed letters and papers.

Dates: 1947-1950
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-Series

Telephone conversations between Hong Kong and Shanghai, 1950-1951

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/E15
Scope and Contents

Summaries of telephone conversations between Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and Jardine Matheson, Shanghai. The main subject is trade in a wide range of commodities, including the involvement of the company's subsidiaries Ewo Breweries Ltd, Ewo Cotton Mills, Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd and Shanghai & Hongkong Wharf Co. Ltd. Index entries for many of the staff and companies featured in the conversations are given below.

Dates: 1950-1951
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-Series

Telephone conversations of Hong Kong, 1949-1956

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/E14
Scope and Contents Summaries of telephone conversations between Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, Taipei, Tientsin and Tokyo, Matheson & Co., London, and Henry Waugh & Co. Ltd, Singapore. The files also include some copies of semi-official correspondence and notes of meetings of Heads of Departments in Hong Kong. The main subject is trade in a wide range of commodities, including the involvement of the company's subsidiaries Ewo Breweries Ltd, Ewo Cotton Mills, Jardine...
Dates: 1949-1956
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.