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Divens, William, c 1884-1928



William Divens joined Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd in 1916, aged 32. He was employed in the Export and Shipping Departments at Shanghai, Swatow and Tientsin, and was also Acting Agent, 1922, and Agent, 1927-1928, at Wuhu, where he died in 1928.

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Semi-official and property correspondence of the Yangtsze Ports, 1920-1927

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/27
Scope and Contents Copies of semi-official and property correspondence of the offices of Jardine, Matheson & Co. in the Upper Yangtsze Ports (Changsha, Chengtu, Chungking, Hankow and Ichang) and Lower Yangtsze Ports (Chinkiang, Kiukiang, Nanking and Wuhu), including correspondence with Jardine Matheson, Shanghai. There are also enclosed letters and papers, including telegrams and trade and monthly reports.The correspondents are J.R. Allan, R.M. Austin, B.D.F. Beith, C.C. Boyd, R.E. Coxon, A.W....
Dates: 1920-1927
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 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.