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Correspondence re Alexander Urquhart, 18 Apr. 1939-3 Apr. 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/2/6/20

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with and regarding Alexander Urquhart of Jardine Matheson, Kunming, with related papers. The file contains letters from B.D.F. Beith and J.F. Owen, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to Urquhart, 3 February-13 November 1942; copies of telegrams exchanged between Matheson & Co. Ltd and Urquhart in Kunming, 21 January-14 December 1942; correspondence of Jardine Skinner & Co., Bombay and Calcutta, regarding Jardine Matheson, Kunming; the Kunming Agency Report for December 1941; minutes of a meeting at Lashio between J.H. Keswick, A. Urquhart, G.P. Charlton and W.F. Tseh, 13 January 1942, and a memorandum by Urquhart, c. 1942, both regarding ways of expanding Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd's operations in Free China and Burma; and other letters and papers. The folder is labelled 'Kunming - Correspondence with A. Urquhart'.


  • Creation: 18 Apr. 1939-3 Apr. 1943


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.

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1 folder(s) (1 folder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Repository Details

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