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Correspondence re Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd claims against Japan, 1950-1965

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/4/1/206

Scope and Contents

Copies of correspondence and related papers regarding the 'China incident claims' of the Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd and other companies and individuals against Japan for losses sustained during the war period of 1937-1939. The files contain correspondence between Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and Jardine Matheson, Tokyo; correspondence between Matheson & Co. Ltd and a wide range of other correspondents, including the British Government and fellow claimants; and related letters and papers, including supporting documents for claims.


  • 1950-1965

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

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 to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.


3 file(s) (3 ring-binders)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 17 July 2015.


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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