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Correspondence re pictures, 1946-2001

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/4/159

Scope and Contents

An incomplete series of correspondence and related papers regarding pictures owned by Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd and members of its staff or otherwise of interest to the company. Many of the papers concerns the acquisition of pictures or the use of the artwork belonging to the firm in publications, exhibitions or other forms. There is also a focus on the works of George Chinnery, who had painted both James Matheson and William Jardine. The correspondence is comprised of originals and copies of letters to Matheson & Co. Ltd and copies of other letters. Files Nos V-VIII have not received.


  • Creation: 1946-2001


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.


6 file(s) (6 ring-binders)

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Related Materials

I21/4/46 and J11/1/29/8/1 contain further material regarding George Chinnery.

Repository Details

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