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Assignments of interests in a coal contract, 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/F2/21

Scope and Contents

An envelope containing two assignments by William Keswick of 20 January 1899. The first document assigns Keswick's interest as a partner of Matheson & Co. in an Admiralty coal contract in China of November 1895 to Sir Robert Jardine, Baronet, and John Matheson Macdonald; the second assigns Keswick's interest as a partner of Jardine, Matheson & Co. in the same contract to James Johnstone Keswick, James Jardine Bell-Irving, Alexander Palmer MacEwer and Edward Fleet Alford. There are also three related letters of 20 January 1899 (2) and 18 February 1899, and a note by the Director of Navy Contracts, 1899. The front of the envelope contains various notes regarding its contents.


  • Creation: 1899


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1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

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