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Semi-official correspondence between Hong Kong and Swatow, 1934-1939

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/14

Scope and Contents

Original semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Swatow, to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and copies of semi-official letters from Hong Kong to Swatow, with enclosed letters and papers. There is also some property correspondence between Hong Kong and Swatow. The correspondents are G.H. Bowker, W.B. Cornaby, R.E. Coxon, M.J. Henderson, W.J. Keswick, W.H.T. King and J.J. Paterson.


  • Creation: 1934-1939


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.


5 volume(s) (5 volumes)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Related Materials

J1/55 contains copies of semi-official letters from Hong Kong to Swatow, 1929-1941, including letters found in this series. J1/74 contains copies of semi-official letters from Swatow to Hong Kong, 1929-1941, including letters from this series.


Former reference: J38

Repository Details

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