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Letters from B.D.F. Beith, 23 June 1942-9 Jan. 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/5/21

Scope and Contents

Copies of letters from B.D.F. Beith, Matheson & Co. Ltd, to Directors employed elsewhere during the war period. The correspondents are D.G.M. Bernard, Bank of England; J.H. Keswick, London and elsewhere; W.J. Keswick, London; and D.F. Landale, London (including the Ministry of War Transport). There are also some related letters and papers. The subjects covered include the China Association, Chungking, East Africa, Ewo Cotton Mills, Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd and tea. The ring-binder is labelled 'Letters to W.J. Keswick and D.G.M. Bernard from B.D.F. Beith'.


  • Creation: 23 June 1942-9 Jan. 1945


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


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.

Related Materials

I21/5/19 contains the letters from D.G.M. Bernard, J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick and D.F. Landale that constitute the other side of this correspondence.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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