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Letter of appointment of John Johnstone, 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/F25/80

Scope and Contents

A copy of the letter of appointment of John Johnstone of Hong Kong by Sir Robert William Buchanan Jardine, Baronet, of Castlemilk, N.B., Governing Director of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd, and Henry Keswick of London, Senior Managing Director, as the company's Managing Director in the East from 1 May 1919 in succession to David Landale, 12 May 1919. There is a covering letter from Freshfields & Leese to C.H. Ross, Matheson & Co., 19 May 1919, enclosing the letter of appointment, as well as a power of attorney (not included).


  • 1919

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Related Materials

A copy of the power of attorney referred to in the letter to Ross is F17/188.


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