Skip to main content

Correspondence of J.H. Keswick re Jardine Engineering Corporation, 21 Mar. 1935-4 Sep. 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/5/7

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous correspondence of J.H. Keswick of Cowhill Tower, Dumfries (mainly), Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, and Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, regarding the Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd. Much of the correspondence is comprised of originals and some copies of letters to Keswick, but there are also some copies of letters sent by Keswick. The correspondents include William Lorimer, North British Locomotive Co. Ltd, Glasgow; J.F. Owen, Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd, Shanghai; E.A. Rainer, Arnhold & Co. Ltd, London; J.W. Rippon, Platt Bros & Co. Ltd, Oldham; Leo Smith, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London; W.H. Way, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London; and F.C. Yapp, Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd.

There are also some related papers, including a draft agreement between Textile Machinery Makers Ltd, as agents of seven manufacturers, and Arnhold & Co. Ltd and the Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd for Arnhold & Co. Ltd and the Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd to be the agents of the manufacturers in parts of China, 1935, and a report by G.G.C. Harper on his visit to the Tientsin branch of the Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd, dated 29 July 1935.

The subjects covered in the file include aviation, China agency, Fenners, Hope Crittall Ltd, locomotives, paint, J. Stone & Co. Ltd, textile merger, Tientsin branch and Westinghouse Brake & Signal Co. Ltd.

The ring-binder is labelled 'John Keswick Correspondence re. Jardine Engineering Corpn. 1935' and 'J.H.K. Jardine Engineering Corporation'.


  • Creation: 21 Mar. 1935-4 Sep. 1935


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 file(s) (1 ring-binder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, October 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom