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Correspondence re John Bell-Irving Estate, 11 Aug. 1925-29 Nov. 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/2/4/6

Scope and Contents

Correspondence between D.G.M. Bernard, David Landale and L.N. Leefe, Matheson & Co. Ltd, and McJerrow & Stevenson, Lockerbie, with related letters and papers, including correspondence of Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, with Deacons, Hong Kong, McJerrow & Stevenson, Lockerbie, and others; a statement of the securities of John Bell-Irving held in Hong Kong on 29 July 1925; an amended list of the China investments of John Bell-Irving, 1925; a table listing changes in the Trust for Mr and Mrs John Bell-Irving since 1896, dated Hong Kong, 21 November 1925; a memorandum on the Trust, listing securities transferred from the Trust account to John Bell-Irving and John Bell-Irving Junior and summarising Trust securities sold, transferred or paid off, 1925; and the account current of the executors of the late Lieutenant Colonel A. Bell Irving D.S.O. with Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, 30 April 1931. The ring-binder is numbered 2 and labelled 'Estate of the late J.J. Bell-Irving'.


  • 11 Aug. 1925-29 Nov. 1932

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

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1 file(s) (1 ring-binder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, October 2010.


Repository Details

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