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Correspondence of B.D.F. Beith, 15 Mar. 1930-29 May 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/5/5

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous correspondence of B.D.F. Beith of Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, then Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, arranged into alphabetically sections by correspondent. The correspondence is comprised of originals and copies of letters to Beith and copies of letters from Beith. The correspondents include C.E. Anton; R.M. Austin; the Private Secretary of Sir Frederick Aykroyd; Barclays Bank (Dominion, Colonial & Overseas), London; Louis Beale; Donald Beith; D.G.M. Bernard; Lieutenant Commander Morice Blood; A. Brooke Smith; D.J. Cassavetti; F.B. Deacon; N. L'E. Fawcett; Fetts College, Edinburgh; W.F. Fielder Flint; F.C. Hall; Captain Halliley; Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation, London; Jardine Matheson, Shanghai; D. Kemp; David Landale; John Lawson; London County Council; London Guarantee & Accident Co. Ltd; Matheson & Co. Ltd; J.J. Paterson; Tsu Yee Pei; Arthur Piercy; Hector Powe Ltd; Sanderson, Lee & Co.; H.F. Scudamore; W.E.L. Shenton; G.W. Sheppard; Edward R. Skipwith; N.L. Spark; James Steuart; A.B. Stewart; J.C. Taylor; Peter Tod; Vauxhall Motors; and G.L. Wilson. There are also some related papers, including a report for A.B. Stewart on the Export, Coal and Godown Departments, Hong Kong, as at 15 March 1930. The envelope is labelled 'Correspondence by B.D.F. Beith'.


  • Creation: 15 Mar. 1930-29 May 1936


Conditions Governing Access

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1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, but the front cover of the ring-binder is detached.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Repository Details

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