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Correspondence re Sir J.W.B. Jardine's accounts, 23 July 1929-12 Nov. 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/3/19/11

Scope and Contents

Copies and extracts of correspondence (including telegrams) between Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, regarding the accounts of Sir J.W.B. Jardine with Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd. The correspondents include R.M. Austin, Shanghai, B.D.F. Beith, Hong Kong and London, D.G.M. Bernard, London, D.F. Landale, Hong Kong, J.J. Paterson, Hong Kong, and F.A. Pollock, Shanghai.

There are also many related letters and papers, including the following documents:

1. Correspondence of Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, and Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, with J.C. & A. Steuart, W.S., Edinburgh.

2. Statements of various accounts of Sir J.W.B. Jardine with Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong.

3. Demand drafts in favour of J.C. & A. Steuart for the credit of Sir J.W.B. Jardine.

4. Particulars of the sales of Sir R.W.B. Jardine's properties since 1920, compiled 1929.

5. A valuation list of certain of Sir J.W.B. Jardine's Hankow property as at July 1929 by W.S. Dupree, 24 July 1929.

6. A table of 'Properties in the "North" belonging to Sir J. W. B. Jardine Bart. which could be disposed of without affecting the interests of the firm', Shanghai, 7 August 1929.

7. A table of 'Properties in Hong Kong and China belonging to the Estate of Sir R.W.B. Jardine (deceased) which could be disposed of without interfering with the firm's business', Hong Kong, 15 August 1929.

8. A statement of property valuations for 1938/39 for the Trustees and Executors of the Estate of the late Sir R.W.B. Jardine, dated Hong Kong, 14 March 1939.

9. A statement of valuations for the year 1938/39 of properties of Sir J.W.B. Jardine transferred from the Hong Kong & China Property Co. Ltd, dated Hong Kong, 15 March 1939.

10. Statements of the securities held by Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd in Hong Kong and Shanghai on account of Sir J.W.B. Jardine on 30 April 1940.

The file also contains a separate set of letters and papers of 1930-1941, including the following documents:

1. A large set of statements for various accounts of Sir J.W.B. Jardine with Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, for the years 1935/1936 to 1940/1941, including covering letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to J.C. & A. Steuart, Edinburgh.

2. A statement of the particulars and value of the real estate of the late Sir R.W.B. Jardine on which duty was paid in Shanghai, enclosed with a letter from G.L. Allardyce, J.C. & A. Steuart, to D.G.M. Bernard, Matheson & Co. Ltd, 5 February 1930.

3. A statement of valuations of Sir J.W.B. Jardine's property account for the year 1935/6, dated Hong Kong, 26 October 1935.

4. Statements of the property sales account of Sir R.W.B. Jardine's Trustees with Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, at 30 April 1936 and 30 April 1939.

The folder is labelled 'Sir John W. Buchanan-Jardine Bt. Accounts'.


  • Creation: 23 July 1929-12 Nov. 1941


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 folder(s) (1 folder)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, but the folder is damaged.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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