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Correspondence re J.J. Bell-Irving Trust and Major John Bell-Irving, 1934-1960

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/2/4/5

Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Matheson & Co. Ltd and Mrs E.G. Bell-Irving, Major John Bell-Irving, McJerrow & Stevenson, Lockerbie, Ethel Maitland, Lady Lauderdale, and others, with related letters and papers, regarding the J.J. Bell-Irving Trust and Major John Bell-Irving.


  • Creation: 1934-1960


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.


3 file(s) (3 ring-binders)

Language of Materials



The compiler of the files appears to have confused James Jardine Bell-Irving with his nephew Major John Bell-Irving and created a composite series of material regarding both. This confusion is reflected in the labelling of the files and the occasional references to Major John Bell-Irving as J.J. Bell-Irving in the correspondence.

Related Materials

I21/2/4/4 contains related material.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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