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Papers of the British & Chinese Corporation Ltd, 1904-1973

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I2

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, memoranda, minutes and reports of the British & Chinese Corporation Ltd, including a set of numbered volumes and files (I2/9-15) kept by Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd as Agents of the British & Chinese Corporation Ltd, and including some correspondence of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd acting in its role of Agents.


  • 1904-1973

Conditions Governing Access

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.


13 archive box(es) (13 boxes)

1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Many of the numbered files formed part of a set of documents of the British & Chinese Corporation stored at H.M. Consulate-General, Shanghai, in 1955, an inventory of which can be found in J11/1/29/6/1.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

I2/1-8 were part of the original accessions to the Archive. I2/9-16 were received in two accessions from Matheson & Co. Ltd of 2012-2013. I2/17-19 were received in accessions from Matheson & Co. Ltd of 2018.

Related Materials

I21/14/21 contains papers regarding an civil aviation scheme of the British & Chinese Corporation for China.


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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