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Telegrams, telex and telephone conversations, 1862-1969

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/E

Scope and Contents

Copies of telegrams and telex (E1-13) and summaries of telephone conversations (E14-19) of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd, including one series of the firm's copies of Reuters telegrams (E2).


  • Creation: 1862-1969


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.


1 collection (2½ bays (c. 1.4 cubic metres))

Language of Materials


Custodial History

The records belonged to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, and include some duplication between each office's copies. The early records formed part of the initial accessions to the archive. These were supplemented by later material received in accessions from 2011 onwards.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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