Skip to main content

Correspondence re management succession, 1968-1969

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/4/141

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and related papers regarding the discussions leading to the appointment of Henry Keswick as Senior Managing Director of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd, following the retirement of M.A.R. Herries in June 1970, and the appointment of D.K. Newbigging as a Managing Director. The series contains correspondence of J.H. Keswick and W.J. Keswick, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, with M.A.R. Herries, institutional shareholders of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd and other correspondents, comprised of originals and copies of letters to the Keswicks and copies of letters from them, and related papers. There is some overlap between the dates and contents of the two files.


  • Creation: 1968-1969


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.


2 file(s) (2 ring-binders)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 15 September 2015.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom