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Correspondence of J.H. Keswick and A.B. Stewart, 10 Dec. 1935-7 Feb. 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/5/8

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous correspondence of J.H. Keswick (mainly) and A.B. Stewart, arranged into alphabetical sections by correspondent. The file includes correspondence with or regarding A.N. Atthill (W. & T. Avery Ltd); Edward H. Baker; Balfour, Beatty & Co. Ltd; O.J. Barnes; B.D.F. Beith; Donald Beith; D.G.M. Bernard; Captain W.F. Bichard; George Binney (United Steel Companies Ltd); Donald Boyd; E.A. Pelham Burn; D.A.J. Buxton (Weber, Smith & Hoare Ltd); Major L.H. Cripps (Alfred Holt & Co.); Sir Edward Crowe (Department of Overseas Trade); Escombe, McGrath & Co.; Harry St.L. Grenfell; D.M. Hamilton; Brigadier General F.D. Hammond; G.G.C. Harper; Mrs N.W. Hickling; Sir Charles Higham; T.S. Hoey; H. Donald Hope (Henry Hope & Sons Ltd); Sir J.W.B. Jardine; G.G. John; W.J. Keswick; S.G. King; A. Lang (P. & O. Steam Navigation Co. Ltd); L.V. Lang; L.N. Leefe; Sir Frederick W. Leith-Ross; H.H. Lennox; Malcolm Logan; R.J. McNicol (Jardine Matheson, Shanghai); C. Micklem (Cazenove, Ackroyds & Greenwood & Co.); F.C. Millington (Millington Ltd); S.C. Millington; W.J. Milne (Rielley, Simmons & Milne); R.G. Morrison; North West District Permanent Building Society; John Orme (National Gas & Oil Engine Co. Ltd); Mr Page; Sir Edward Peacock (Baring Brothers Ltd); R. Pleven; James Robinson (Mather & Platt Ltd); J.H. Rodier (George Robinson & Co. (China) Ltd); K.H. Rodwell; Andrew Ross; G.S. Royds Ltd; Sir Charles D. Seligman; Leo Smith; R.T. Smith; Sir Lionel Smith-Gordon (Ullmann & Co); F.G. Staffiere (Trufood Ltd); Robert Sutherland; Peter Tod; G. Ridley Watson (Henry Robb Ltd); Otto Wolf; A. Wright; and J.B. Young (Messrs Edward Boustead).

There is also some correspondence between J.H. Keswick and A.B. Stewart; other papers, including a report on East Africa by B.D.F. Beith, 18 March 1936, and a memorandum on Uganda Fisheries Ltd, enclosed with a letter from E.A. Pelham Burn to J.H. Keswick, 13 November 1936; and loose correspondence, 21 December 1939-7 February 1940, and other papers of J.H. Keswick regarding his private business, including various receipts for payments made by Keswick.

The envelope is labelled 'General correspondence by J.H. Keswick and A.B. Stewart'.


  • Creation: 10 Dec. 1935-7 Feb. 1940


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1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, but the front cover is detached.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

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