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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 Rogers, Sons & Co.; Jardine, Matheson & Co.; J.J. Keswick; G. James Morrison; Morrison & Gratton; Donald Spence; W.B. Walter; and James Whittall. The envelope also contains some related documents, including accounts, memoranda and company reports. The items originate from a box-file labelled 'Hong Kong to London 1888 Loose'.


  • Creation: 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 and 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 is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.


1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

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Repository Details

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