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Semi-official correspondence between Hong Kong and Amoy, Canton, Foochow, Swatow and Taipei, 1918-1939

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/11

Scope and Contents

Semi-official and some property correspondence between Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and Jardine Matheson, Amoy, Canton, Foochow, Swatow and Taipei, with enclosed letters and papers. The contents of the volumes change over the course of the series: there are original letters from Amoy (1918), Canton (1918-1939), Foochow (1918-1933), Swatow (1918-1933) and Taipei (1918-1927) to Hong Kong, and copies of letters from Hong Kong to Canton (1930-1939), Foochow (1930-1933) and Swatow (1930-1933).

The correspondents are C.E. Anton, R.M. Austin, Charles Barraclough, B.D.F. Beith, John Bell-Irving, D.G.M. Bernard, G.H. Bowker, E.B. Clarke, R.E. Coxon, A.K. Craddock, P.O. da Roza, J.P.B. Eastwood, J.F. Feely, J.M. Forbes, L.G. Frost, William Galloway, Attilie Gandossi, J.C. Guterres, James Helbling, Christopher Hodgson, H.E. Hollands, John Johnstone, E.P.B. Kidby, W.J. Keswick, W.H.T. King, H. Lachlan, David Landale, D.F. Landale, V.H. Lanning, L.N. Leefe, K. de C. Longmire, V.A. Maunder, D.L. Newbigging, J.J. Paterson, E.U. Reid, N.L.H. Railton, A.E. Reynell, A.M. Scott-Morris, A.E. Smith, A.B. Stewart, C.T. Tod and C. Wedemeyer.


  • Creation: 1918-1939


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & 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 to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.


22 volume(s) (22 volumes)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, June 1990.


Former reference: J17


Repository Details

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