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Semi-official letters from London to Hong Kong and Shanghai, 4 Jan. 1923-29 June 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/2/15

Scope and Contents

Semi-official letters nos 253-268 from David Landale, London, to J.J. Paterson, Shanghai, 4 January-26 April 1923, and nos 269-276 from David Landale and L.N. Leefe, London, to D.G.M. Bernard, Hong Kong, 3 May-28 June 1923, with enclosed letters and papers.

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

A: Captain R.Y. Anderson; C.E. Anton; R. Mein Austin; Agreement Between 'Spicer Bros. (Colonial & Foreign) Ltd & Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd; Agency Agreement; Annual Accounts; Annual Accounts; Accountants; Working Account, 1922; Firm's Articles of Association; New Articles of Association; Articles of Association; Aster Engine (Six Cylinder); Calcutta Agreement; Anglo-Java Rubber Estates Limited; Annual Returns; Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Accounts.

B: James J. Bell-Irving; Henry Bell-Irving; John Bell-Irving Jnr; John Bell-Irving; C.W. Beswick; F.W. Bateman; Leslie Boisragon; D.G.M. Bernard; Mr Burder; Bungalow; Donald Beith; B.D.F. Beith; A. Brooke Smith; Mr Buncombe; British & Chinese Corporation; Balance Sheet; British Trade Corporation; Staff Bonus; Beith, Stevenson & Co.'s Buying Commission - Account Engineering Corporation.

C: L. Camera; Late C. Chicken; Brodie Clarke; Chungking Trading Co.; Chinese Government Finance; Constituents Securities; Mr Coxon; Central Estate; Calcutta Agreement; China Navigation Co.; Duncan Carmichael; China Produce Business; Capital of Firm; Canton Insurance Office - Pacific Coast Agencies; Cold Storage Plant in Japan; China Sugar Refinery - Buying Arrangements; Correspondence; Cotton; Cattle; China Sugar Refinery; Canton Insurance Office; Chesnutt, Cooper & Co.; Commission; Calcutta Line.

D: F.J. Dickie; C.W. Dickson; W. & C. Dunlop; W. & C. Dunlop Ltd; W. Doull; Geo. & R. Dewhurst Ltd.

E: J.P.B. Eastwood; Engineering; Ellerman Line; Engineering Corporation - Goodwill; Engineering Department; Engineering Finance; Engineering - Merryweather's Agency; Ewo Mill Shares; Ellerman Agency at Hankow; Engineering Charges, Yokohama; Real Estate (Sir R.W.B. Jardine); Engineering Shipments for Year 1922; Engineering Office Allowances.

F: T.S. Forrest; G.P. Forster; Mr Fielding; Finance; Funds in Lyons.

G: S.E. Grimstone; Mr Glen; Glen Line; Gollin & Co. Pty Ltd; Ch. Goldrei, Foucard & Son - General; F.W. Gotch; T.H. Gotch; Gregory & Sons.

H: Mr J. Hillier; Mrs Hartford; R. Heriot; Mr Horne; Mr Howland; Harbour Board; Hongkong Fire Insurance Co.; Hong Kong Tramways Ltd - Buying Arrangements; Hong Kong Tramway Co. Ltd; Hongkong Daily Press; Hongkong Central Estate Ltd; Hongkong Property; P.C. Hooper; Hongkong Land Co.; S.S. 'Hosang'.

I: Indo-China Steam Navigation Co.; International Petroleum Co.'s Shares; Import Department.

J: Japan; Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd; Jardine Engineering Corporation - Staff; Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd - Finance; John Johnstone; Sir Robert Jardine.

K: Captain Kent; W. Kennett; Major Henry Keswick; Kwantung Coal.

L: F.P. Lachlan; L.N. Leefe; F. Lyon; Leather; A. Lloyd; Colonel Cecil Lawder; Leyland's Agency.

M: R.E. Macdougall; S.F. Mayers; S.J.A. March; E.T. McCarthy; Mrs A.P. Morrison; Maitland-Ormrod Trust; Mr Matthews; Mrs Norman McDonald; C.C. Macrae; Merryweather Fire Engine for Shanghai Municipal Council; Miller's Timber & Trading Co. Ltd; Matheson & Co. Ltd; Matheson & Co. Ltd - Accounts; Matheson & Co. Ltd - Shares; Minutes of Meeting of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd; Materials for Railway in Korea; Merryweather Co.; Memo re C.I.F. Sales of Produce Made on the Form of Contract Issued by the Produce Brokers Association of London.

N: New York Office; New York; North China Produce to Mediterranean Ports.

O: Mr Osburne.

P: J.J. Paterson; R.F. Paterson; Parrotts; E.C. Peters; Political Situation; Private Office; Pensions; Political; Provident Fund Gold Investments; Monthly File for Produce Reports; Pacific Petroleum Shares; Property.

R: Estate of the Late C.H. Ross; A.E. Reynell; A. Rose; W.W.G. Ross; Reiss Brothers Ltd; Rawang Tin Mining Concession; A.R. Riddle; Ridgways Ltd.

S: R. Sutherland; A. Brooke Smith; Lord and Lady Sligo; J.B. Sweet; Statement of Engineering Shipments for Year 1922-1923; Lady Stubbs; Ian C.G. Simpson; Singapore Harbour Board; Singapore Property; Seamen Strike; Warren Swire; G.W. Sheppard; Staff; Shares; Silver; Shortage of Silver (Memo.); Deferred and Ordinary Shareholding; Rubber Shares; Spicers Ltd; Strawbraid; Spicers Agency for China and Japan; Shipbuilding; Shanghai Motor Fire Engine; Theft of Silk; New Shanghai Office; Shanghai-Nanking Railway; New Steamers.

T: Telegrams; Mr Temperley; Tea - Foochow; Tea; Tientsin Bills for Acceptance; Tientsin-Pukow Railway Lighting Set; Mr Telford.

W: White, Tomkins & Courage; Wharf Property (Singapore); Wilmer; Mr Wellesley.

Y: Yangtsze Agencies.


  • Creation: 4 Jan. 1923-29 June 1923


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Former reference: J4/14

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