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Letters from B.D.F. Beith, 7 Apr. 1941-2 Dec. 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/5/14

Scope and Contents

Copies of letters from B.D.F. Beith, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to J.J. Paterson, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, with two letters from Beith to F.A. Pollock, Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, and one letter to J.H. Keswick, Portman Square, London. A letter from Beith to Paterson of 9 September 1941 encloses copies of a letter from J.H. Keswick, Dumfries, to D.G.M. Bernard, London, 27 August 1941, and of Bernard's reply, 9 September 1941, both regarding Keswick's deployment to the Embassy at Chungking. The other subjects covered in the file include the war in Europe and the Far East and Jardine, Matheson & Co.'s Private Office. The ring-binder is labelled 'London/Hkg. B.D.F. Beith Private Correspondence'.


  • Creation: 7 Apr. 1941-2 Dec. 1941


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & 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 to some 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, 17 April 2012.

Repository Details

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