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Miscellaneous correspondence: M, Dec. 1967-Dec. 1968 (mainly 1968)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/8/25/3

Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, and J.S. Maas & Co. Ltd, dealers in fine art, London; S.S. Maas, Twickenham; Malaysia-Singapore Commercial Association (Inc.), London; Management Centre Europe, Brussels; Mannai Trading Co., Doha; Marples Ridgway Ltd, London; Thomas Marshall Investments Ltd, Manchester; Martins Bank Ltd, Liverpool; D.J. Massey, Jardine Waugh Ltd, Bangkok; M.A.T. Transport Ltd, London; Sir William Mather, Mather & Platt Ltd, Manchester; Matheson & Co. Ltd, Calcutta; Matheson & Co. Ltd Import Department, London; Matheson & Co. Ltd Insurance Department, London; Matheson, Bosanquet & Co. Ltd, Cochin and Coonoor; H.W. Matthews, Slough; Sir Roy Matthews, London; Matthews & Goodman, London; Maxwell Stamp Associated Ltd, London; T.G. Mead, Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation, Calcutta; Meadow, Schama & Co., London; Mental Health Research Fund, London; Mercantile & General Reinsurance Co. Ltd, London; Metra Consulting Group Ltd, London; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studies Ltd, Borehamwood; John M. Meyer, London; D.S. Middleditch, Plantation Agencies Sdn. Berhad, Penang; R.O.S. Milde, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London; G.M. Mills (George Mills), Crowborough and Hong Kong; Ministry of Overseas Development, London; Missions to Seamen, London; L.A. Mitchell Ltd/L.A. Mitchell (Holdings) Ltd, Manchester; Mitchell, Cotts & Co. Ltd, London; Mitsubishi Shoji Kaisha Ltd, London; Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd, London; The Monday Club, London; L. Montague Meyer Ltd, London; A.J. Moody, Textile Alliance Ltd, Hong Kong; Morgan, Grenfell & Co. Ltd, London; Maurice Morriss, Binfield, Merkshire; Jeremy Morse (C.J. Morse), Bank of England, London; Moulded Footwear Ltd, Bristol; Mount Royal Hotel, London (S.L. Chen); H.C. Mui (Associate Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland), London and St John's, Canada; and Mullion & Co. (Shipping) Ltd, London.

There are also some related letters and papers, including a booklet of the Eighth Annual Report of the Abbeyfield Society for the year ended 30 September 1967; ship sale and purchase market reports of Mullion & Co. (Shipping) Ltd; and notes by D.S. Middleditch on his visit to Central and East Africa, September-October 1968, visiting Dar-es-Salaam, Mombasa, Kitwe and the Copper Belt Area, Lusaka and Nairobi, 15 October 1968.

The file also includes a bundle of Private Office circulars, aides-memoire, notes, memoranda, reports of meetings and other documents of Matheson & Co. Ltd filed under the general heading 'memoranda', with some related papers. The memoranda concern the following subjects (running from the front of the bundle):

A 1,000-ton cargo deadweight Bitumen Tanker for Shell.

Common Brothers Ltd.

Turnbull, Gibson & Co. (Insurance Brokers) Ltd and Turnbull, Matheson & Co. Ltd.

Christmas Holidays, 1968.

Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd's office in Taiwan.

Chinese frozen pork.

Lowland Tanker Co. Ltd - future of 16,000 tonners.

International Pacific Securities Co. Ltd (I.P.S.C.).

Hindustan takeover of Common Brothers.

Lease at Rennie House.

Australia & New Zealand/Eastern Shipping Conference (A.N.Z.E.S.C.) Principals Meeting, 7-9 October 1968.

Fire drill.

Allen Amery Ltd.

Merger of Guthrie & Co. (Far East) Ltd and Jardine Waugh Ltd.

Matheson Shipping.

Bosanquet & Skrine London tea sales.

British Aircraft Corporation - Brawn.

Turnbull, Gibson & Co. Ltd - travel - Strand and Lombard Street Offices.

Turnbull, Gibson & Co. Ltd and Charter Consolidated Ltd.

Shell Bitumen Carrier.

Import Department - run down.

Allen Amery & Co. Ltd.

Martins Bank £150,000 loan.

Household textiles.

Household textiles - staff.

Import Department - Expenditure Budget, 1968.

household textiles - six months to 30/6/68.

New letter post rates.

The new letter post.

Lowland - 16,000 tonners - extension of special survey.

Estates & Agency Co. Ltd meeting, 29 July 1968.

Turnbull, Gibson & Co. Ltd - insurance broking.

Matheson & Co. Ltd Import Department.


John Laing Construction Ltd and Turnbull Gibson insurance.

Estate & Agency Co. Ltd.

Insurance - Turnbull, Gibson & Co. (Insurance Brokers) Ltd.

Estate & Agency Co. Ltd (E. & A.).


Bosanquet & Skrine - chartering for coal contract from Calcutta/Chittagong.

Shipping policy.

Household textiles - turnover, profit and capital.

Matheson & Co. Ltd Import Department - Household Textile Section.

Investigation into operation of Matheson & Co. Ltd Import Department by J.A. Heywood and A.W. Thistlewood.

Meeting of Charter Consolidated and Matheson & Co. Ltd.

British & Chinese Corporation Ltd - meeting with G.O.W. Stewart and his successor G.P. Stubbs.

R. Levy of Dannimac.

Meetings with R.G. Shaw & Co. Ltd and Woodward & Dickerson Inc. re proposed marketing operation of fertilizer in Qatar.

Matheson Investment Committee.

Levers Pacific Timbers operations in the Solomon Islands.

Meeting between Matheson (Chartering) Ltd and the China National Chartering Corporation.

Motor car.

Proposed office car.

Telecommunications and post workers strike.

Import Department - staff duties.

United Africa Co. Ltd.

Lombard Insurance Co. Ltd and Motor Insurers' Bureau.

Visitors from overseas - secretarial services,

Estates & Agency Holdings Ltd meeting, 11 April 1968.

Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.

I.C.F.C. - proposal for bareboat charter, 5,000 ton tanker.

Car carrier for Leylands.

Turnbull, Gibson & Co. Ltd - insurance broking (a second memorandum on this subject).

Car carrier for Leylands.

Turnbull, Gibson & Co. Ltd and new insurance broking companies.

Estates & Agency Co. Ltd meetings, 1 and 2 April 1968, and related papers re shareholding, expenses, etc.

The Hall Corporation of Canada - bare boat charter proposal.

Estates & Agency Co. Holdings Ltd meeting, 26 March 1968.

Estates & Agency Co. Holdings Ltd.

Meeting between Matheson (Chartering) Ltd and the China National Chartering Corporation.

Estates & Agency Holdings Ltd meeting, 12 March 1968.

Meeting with Singleton Fabian, chartered accountants.

The possible sale of Matheson & Co. and R.G. Shaw's shares in Matheson, Bosanquet & Co. to Estates & Agency Holdings Ltd.

Estates & Agency Holdings Ltd shareholding.

Estate & Agency Holdings Ltd - background information on Waterfall Financial Trust.

Estate & Agency Holdings Ltd meeting, 7 March 1968.

Directors of Waterfall Financial Trust and Shivdasani Investment Trust.

Turnbull, Gibson & Co. Ltd - replacement for N.W. Found.

Turnbull, Gibson & Co. Ltd's development.

Estates & Agency Holdings Ltd shares.

Withholding tax.

Meeting with Ho Wen-chu, Chinese Commercial Counsellor's Office.

Jardine, Matheson & Co. net profit trends, 1967.

Wood oil.

Meeting with Barounos.

McLeod, Russel & Co. Ltd.

Batu Kawan.

Kuala Lumpur Kepong Amalgamated.

Claim for management fee from Plantation Holdings Ltd on behalf of Jardine Waugh Ltd.

Dominion Far East Line (D.F.E.L.) - investment policy of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd/Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.

Possible joint service with Australian National Line (A.N.L.).

Dry cargo broker re G.Y.K.

Bradley British Overseas Ltd.


  • Creation: Dec. 1967-Dec. 1968 (mainly 1968)


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.


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