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Correspondence of Robin Gordon on leave, 24 Oct. 1941-15 July 1946 (mainly 1946)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/5/17

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous personal correspondence (including a few telegrams) of Robin Gordon while on leave, 1 February-22 June 1946. The correspondents include I.C. Fuzzey Ltd, Guernsey, H. Sharpe Gordon, Yateley (Gordon's father), Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd, London, T.E. McCathie, Bucktrout & Co. Ltd, Guernsey, and A.W. Robson, Jardine Matheson, Shanghai. Some of Gordon's correspondence is addressed c/o Matheson & Co. Ltd.

There are also copies of related correspondence between other correspondents, including R.C.H. Cassels, Blake, Anglin, Osler & Cassels, Toronto; Dr H.W. Gordon; Stewart Gordon, London; Advocate W.H. Langlois, Guernsey; Matheson & Co Ltd, London; and E.H. Wishart, Bonar, Hunter & Johnstone, W.S., Edinburgh, and related letters and papers, including a list of goods stored on behalf of Stewart Gordon of Guernsey, 24 October 1941, and copies of Stewart Gordon's last will and testament, 1943.

Most of the file is concerned with family matters, including issues arising from the settlement of the estate of the late Stewart Gordon on his nephews Hugh Walker Gordon M.D. and Robert Gordon. A few items are in French. The folder is labelled 'R. Gordon [while on Leave Dec., 1945 to 24/6/46]'.


  • 24 Oct. 1941-15 July 1946 (mainly 1946)

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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

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1 folder(s) (1 folder)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 17 April 2012.


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