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Property records, 1854-1952

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/F25/124

Scope and Contents

Originals and copies of records relating to properties of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd in China, Hong Kong and Japan, including title deeds and plans, with related correspondence. The documents are stored in numbered and labelled envelopes. The envelopes were compiled in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and include photostats and contents lists made at this time. Most of the documents are in Chinese or English, but there are also some items in French, Japanese and Russian.


  • Creation: 1854-1952


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.


11 archive box(es) (11 boxes)

Language of Materials






Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 20 September 2016, with the exception of F25/124/32-33, which were received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, 22 April 2018.

Related Materials

F25/125 contains photostats of documents regarding the Hankow Estate.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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