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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.


  • Creation: 1950-1951


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.


2 volume(s) (2 volumes)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

The volumes belonged to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 29 September 2011.

Existence and Location of Copies

E14/2-5 contain the copies of these telephone conversations that belonged to Matheson & Co. Ltd, although there are some discrepancies between the contents of the two series.

Related Materials

J11/1/29/5/2-5, J11/1/29/6/2-4, J11/2/1/29-30, J11/2/1/38 and J11/2/1/48 contain summaries of Hong Kong telephone conversations of 1952-1956.


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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