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Private and personal correspondence re tea, 1 June 1939-6 March 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/3/12/12

Scope and Contents

Copies of correspondence between Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and Jardine Matheson, Shanghai. The correspondents include B.D.F. Beith, London, J.H. Keswick, Shanghai, W.J. Keswick, Shanghai, D.F. Landale, Hong Kong, and J.J. Paterson, London. There are also some related letters and papers, including semi-monthly reports of unsold tea by Balfour, Guthrie & Co. Ltd, 15 June 1939 and 30 June 1939, with covering letters. The subjects covered in the file include Browne Rosenheim and tea commissions. The ring-binder is labelled 'Private and Personal - Casablanca - U.S.A. (Tea)'.


  • Creation: 1 June 1939-6 March 1940


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.


1 file(s) (1 ring-binder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 27 February 2012.


Repository Details

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