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Correspondence re British citizenship, 20 Sep. 1950-18 Aug. 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/4/27

Scope and Contents

Copies of correspondence and related papers regarding the registration of members of staff of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd and their relatives as British citizens. The file contains correspondence (including extracts of letters) between Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and Jardine Matheson, Shanghai; correspondence between Matheson & Co. Ltd and other correspondents, including M.P. Keyes, London, and Linklaters & Paines, London; and other letters and papers. Most of the material is concerned with obtaining British citizenship for M.P. Keyes of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd, and the file includes memoranda regarding his case. The ring-binder is labelled 'British Citizenship File I'.


  • Creation: 20 Sep. 1950-18 Aug. 1952


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 original binding was damaged and has been replaced with treasury tags.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 5 June 2015.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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