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Semi-official letters from London to Hong Kong, 1 Jan. 1926-16 Dec. 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/2/20

Scope and Contents

Semi-official letters nos 389-438 from David Landale and L.N. Leefe to D.G.M. Bernard, with enclosed letters and papers. There is an index at the beginning of the volume containing the following entries:

A: C.E. Anton; J.R. Allan; Annual Accounts; Annual Accounts, 1924/25; Acme Code; Anglo-Java Shares; America.

B: J. Borland; A. Brooke Smith; J.E.H. Bibby; F.H. Bugbird; Estate of the Late John Bell-Irving; Mrs J.J. Bell-Irving; Mrs Eva G. Bell-Irving; C.C. Boyd; G.H. Bowker; B.T.B. Boothby; Blue Funnel Line Agency; British & Chinese Corporation Ltd; Boycott, Canton.

C: A.E. Cooper; Major Cassel; Sir Paul Chater; Chartered Accountant; Canton Gazette; Coal; China Loan & Provident Company; China Sugar Refining Co. Ltd; Canton; China Produce; Chesnutt, Cooper & Co.; Constantinesco Torque Converter; Canton Insurance Office Ltd; China Association; China Committee; Correspondence.

D: W.S. Dupree; H.E.A. Davey; C.W. Dickson; Mrs Dunstan; R. Huntley Davidson; Deferred Ordinary Shares, 1926/27; Durant, Bevan & Co.

E: E.C. Emmett; Ewo Cotton Mill Ltd; Exchange; Exchange Settlements; Exchange Contracts; Egg Products; Electrified Egg; Liquid Egg; Exports to America.

F: W. Ford; T.S. Forrest (deceased); Findlay, Richardson & Co. Ltd; Firm's Signature; Finance; Finance in China; Francs.

G: F. Gandossi; R. Gordon; Ronald Grieve; F.W. Gotch; W.J. Gresson; Ginger; Glen Line; Glazebrook Steel & Co. Ltd; Goatskins.

H: Mrs Hartford; J. Helbling; D.G. Hodgson; Hongkong Harbour Development; Horace Hickling & Co.; Hongkong Hotel; Hongkong Telephone Co.; Hongkong Land Investment Co.; Hongkong Exports; Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. Ltd; Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co.; Hongkong Chamber of Commerce.


Import Office Finance; Imperial Shipping Committee; Insurance Juniors; Credit Insurance; International Petroleum Shares

Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd - S.S. 'Tungshing'; Monthly Working Account; Floating Staff Pay; Funds; Staff; Shipping Liquidation Account; London Advances; Upper Yangtsze; Yangtsze Pool.

J: G.M. Jameson; John Johnstone; P.S. Jameson; E.A. Jenkinson; Sir R.W.B. Jardine's Accounts; Sir R.W.B. Jardine; J.W.B. Jardine; Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd; Japanese Government 4% Loan, 1905.

K: Raymond Kent; W.J. Keswick; Major Henry Keswick; W.L. Ken; J.J. Keswick Trust; Mrs J.J. Keswick; Kobe; Kobe Monthly Reports.

L: O.V. Lanning; L.N. Leefe; Miles Lampson, C.M.G., M.V.O.; F.P. Lachlan's Visit; D. Landale's Account; Letters of Introduction; Lloyd's Triestino Line Agency; Logan, Reynolds & Faber.

M: P. Morrison; A.P. MacEwen Trust; Neil MacIntyre; G.E.R. Mayell; J.A. Mullard; Maitland-Ormrod Trust; Matheson & Co. Ltd; Matheson & Co. Ltd - Accounts; Matheson & Co. Ltd - Commission Account; Myself.

N: D.L. Newbigging.

P: E.C. Peters; S.H. Peek; R.S. Piercy; F.A. Pollock; T.U. Parkinson; Provident Fund - Gold Investments; Peking Daily News; Peking-Mukden Railway - Purchasing Agency; Proxies; Portraits; Political.

Q: Quicksilver.

R: A.J. Rea; Andrew Ross; Estate of the Late C.H. Ross; Remittances of £10,500; Rawang Tin Mining Concession.

S: W.E. Smith; J.L. Simmons; Leo Smith; A.M. Scott-Morris; A.E. Smith; Steamers Agency; Sandalwood; Silver; Star Ferry Co. Ltd; Shanghai-Nanking Railway; Shanghai-Nanking Railway - Title Deeds; Staff; Share Values; Singapore Floating Dock; Silk; Silk Finance; Silk - New York; Silk Department, Yokohama; Sugar; Sugar Finance; Southborough Committee; Shanghai Police; Shanghai Piece Goods; Shanghai & Hongkew Wharf Co.; Statements of Securities; General Strike.

T: J.I. Telford; A.E. Tottenham; Toledano Bros; Tientsin Export Department; Tientsin Stocks; Tientsin; Tientsin Wool Losses; Tea; Tea Finance; Indian and Ceylon Teas; Telegraph Code; My Telegram, 11th January 1926; Telegrams.

W: A.C. Wilcox; W.D. Fiddes-Wilson; J. Whittall & Co. Ltd; White Heather Wool; Wood Oil; Wool.

Y: Yangtszepoo Cotton Mill; Yangtsze Rapids Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.


  • Creation: 1 Jan. 1926-16 Dec. 1926


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, but the pages are partly detached from the spine.


Former reference: J4/18

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