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Notes and papers re Shanghai silk, 1949-1950

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/14/24

Scope and Contents

A small set of miscellaneous papers regarding Shanghai silk compiled by B.D.F. Beith during 1949-1950:

1. An extract from the 'British Chamber of Commerce Journal', Shanghai, March 1920, pp. 97-99, entitled 'British Enterprises in Shanghai VIII. Ewo Silk Filature'.

2. A memorandum on the Silk Department of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd by Rene Plattner, 2 June 1950, with a covering letter from W.J. Keswick, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to B.D.F. Beith, London, 20 June 1950.

3. A table of Jardine, Matheson & Co.'s silk shipments from Shanghai from the season 1886/1887 to 1947/1948.

4. A certificate for condition weight and a certificate for a classification test of the China Silk Corporation for five bales of White Steam Filature, 24 October 1949.

The folder is labelled 'No 9' and 'Shai Silk'.


  • Creation: 1949-1950


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, 19 April 2018.

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