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Correspondence of B.D.F. Beith re company history, 18 Jan. 1938-10 Sep. 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/5/13

Scope and Contents

Correspondence compiled by B.D.F. Beith during his research work for a new history of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd, with some related papers. The correspondence is comprised of original letters to Beith, copies of letters from Beith, and copies of other correspondence, mainly by Matheson & Co. Ltd. The correspondents include C. Barraclough, D.G.M. Bernard, H.R. Fielding, H.V. Henson, W.J. Keswick, D.F. Landale, J.J. Paterson, A.R. Riddle, Andrew Ross, W.E.D. Smith and Captain A.R. Williamson. The folder is labelled 'History of JM & Co' and 'Sundry correspondence'.


  • Creation: 18 Jan. 1938-10 Sep. 1949


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 folder(s) (1 folder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 14 December 2012.

Repository Details

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