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Semi-official letters from London to Hong Kong and Shanghai, 5 Jan. 1922-21 Dec. 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/2/14

Scope and Contents

Semi-official letters nos 200-238 from David Landale and L.N. Leefe, London, to D.G.M. Bernard, Hong Kong, 5 January-14 September 1922, and nos 239-252 from Landale and Leefe, London, to J.J. Paterson, Shanghai, 21 September-21 December 1922, with enclosed letters and papers.

There is an index at the beginning of the volume containing the following entries:

A: Annual Accounts; Annual Accounts, 1920-1921; Annual Accounts, 1921-1922; Agreements - Buying; J.R. Allan; Accountants Chartered; Accounts for Year Ending 31/12/1921; Article 4; Article 19; Article 92; Association of British Chambers of Commerce; Ashton & Co.'s Consignment; Anglo Italian Silk Importers Co. and Anglo Ultramarine Trading Co.; Articles of Association.

B: A. Brooke Smith; J.W.C. Bonnar; Ian Beith; Mrs Beswick; Barrett's Son; C. Barraclough; B.D.F. Beith; C.W. Beswick; A.S.A. Bishop; J.E.H. Bibby; J.J. Bell-Irving; J. Barr; The Rt. Hon. W. Burdett-Coutts (deceased) - Estate; British & Chinese Corporation; Bankers' & Traders' Insurance Co.; Brokers - Exchange; Brooke, Bond & Co.; Beith Stevenson's Commission; Beith, Stevenson & Co.'s Piece Goods Shipments; British Trade Corporation; British East Africa Corporation Ltd; Birmingham Small Arms Ltd.

C: Compagnie General Française Pour Le Commerce & L'Industrie; China Produce Business with Messrs Chabrières, Morel et Cie; Canton-Hankow Railway; Chungking; China Sugar Refinery; Canton Insurance Office; Canton Insurance Office Ltd, & E.P.D.; Calcutta Line; Coal Contracts Through Dodwell & Co.; Coal Contracts; Coal Mines; Coal; Coal Contract, Admiralty; C.P.G.; 'Ceylon' Arbitration; Correspondence; Chabrières, Morel et Cie; Chinese Central Railways; Copper Braziers; Chesnutt, Cooper & Co. - Joint Account; S.S. 'Choyshang'; P. Chatagnon; F.W.G. Clark; W.B. Cornaby; J. Cockin; E.B. Clarke; P.A.H. Chambers; G.H. Chatham; New Coaster.

D: Major E. Distin Maddick, O.B.E.; J.G. Dickie; R.H. Davidson; G.F. Duddridge; Drafts by Matheson & Co. Ltd on Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd, Engineering Department, Peking; Deferred Ordinary Shareholding; Renewal of Drafts; Durant, Bevan & Co.; W. & C. Dunlop.

E: Engineering: Engineering Department; Engineering Accounts; Ewo Cotton Mills Ltd; Ellerman Line - Coal Contracts; Ewo Filature; Proposed Ewo Cold Storage Co. Ltd; Electric Motors & Boilers - China Sugar Refinery; Ellerman Line; Exports - Tientsin; Export Department - Tungchow Lamb Skins; English Electric Co. Ltd; Ellerman & Bucknall Steamship Co.; Exchange; Ellerman's Agency at Foochow.

F: J.F. Feely; G.P. Forster; Finance; Furness Withy Coal Contracts Japan; Firm's Shares in Name of L.N. Leefe; Firm's Signature; Firm's Capital; Fire in Hongkong; Firm's Meetings; W.D. Fiddes-Wilson; Fruit and Flavouring Essences; Filter Bag - China Sugar Refinery.

M: Alan Morfey; J. McCaig; H.W. Moon; J. McGuffog; A. McDonald; Estate of Edward May (deceased); C.R. Matheson; Matheson & Co. Ltd; Matheson's Commission on Engineering Business; Matheson's Commission on Buying; S.J.A. March.

N: R.M. Nash; New York; New York Agency; New York Accounts; Nobels Agency; New Ventures.

O: Ornstein Koppel Agency [Orenstein & Koppel]; Osaka Shosen Kaisha Opposition on Calcutta Line; Overhead Charges.

P: Colonel Pottinger; S.H. Peek; Perez Corporation & Co.; Prince Line; Private Office; Private Office Agreements; Power Fraction Finance Co.; Prince Line; Produce Department, China; Produce Department in London, China; P. & O. Agency, Hankow; Pacific Marine Insurance Corporation; Prince Line, Coal Contracts; Provident Fund Gold Investments; Memo. re Produce Business to the Continent; Private and Confidential Letters.

R: China Sugar Refinery; Raubs; A.W. Robson; W.W.G. Ross; A.J. Rae (Rea); E.U. Reid; Estate of the Late C.H. Ross; M.L. Railton; Railway Staff; Monthly Reports; Annual Reports; Raub Australian Gold Mining Co. Ltd.

S: Soochow Property; Singapore Property; Waste Silk Department, Yokohama; Silk Finance, Japan Raw; Silk Inspector, Waste; Silk, Waste; Silk Insurance; Strawbraid Finance; Strawbraid - Kobe; Strawbraid; T.G. Smeaton (deceased); Leo P.J. Smith; R. Sutherland; H.L.N. Snow; Sales of Shares; Seamen's Strike; Swatow; Swatow Typhoon; Shares in Public Companies; Shanghai-Nanking Railway; Silk - Japan; Shanghai Piece Goods; Shantung Coal Mine; Silver.

T: A.S.B. Tull; J.I. Telford; Tea; Tea Department; Copies of Telegrams; Telegraphic Transfers; Time Charters for the Borneo Run; Tientsin.

U: Union Insurance Society Ltd.

W: White, Tomkins & Courage; Wools for Brown, Shipley & Co.; Washington Conference; War Memorial.


  • Creation: 5 Jan. 1922-21 Dec. 1922


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Former reference: J4/13

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