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Simmons, James Lawrence, b 1896



  • Existence: b 1896


James Lawrence Simmons joined Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd in 1919. He was employed at Hankow, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tientsin and Tsingtao, working mainly in the Produce Department, and became the head of the Ewo Breweries Co. Ltd.

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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 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.