Skip to main content

Semi-official letters from Shanghai to London, 6 Jan. 1915-3 July 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/22/4

Scope and Contents

Semi-official letters nos 49-112 from C.E. Anton and John Johnstone to Henry Keswick, with enclosed letters and papers, including a sketch of the Nippon Yusen Kaisha Co.'s wharves.

There is an index at the beginning of the ring-binder containing the following entries:

A: Aniline Dyes; C.E. Anton; Firm's Agencies; Mr Aveyard; Audinet, Lacroix & Co.; H.E. Arnhold; F.L. Anderson (China Association); Atlantic Transport Co.; Annual Meeting; Anthrax; J.R. Allen (Staff); Antimony.

B: Mr Boyce Kup (Staff); E.P. Bernard (Staff); Mr Bugbird; British Westinghouse Co.; John Bell-Irving; James Bell-Irving; British Chamber of Commerce; Berg & Co.; Bristles; Mr Blenk (Staff); Brand Bros; Dan. Bernard; D.G.M. Bernard; Bamboo Pulp; Bryner, Kousnetzoff & Co.; Blumenthal; Benjamin & Potts; British & Chinese Corporation.

C: Cotton (Mills, etc.); Coal; China Produce; Mr Cornish (Staff); Mr Clarke (Staff); Chesnutt, Cooper & Co.; William A. Cruickshank; Chabrières, Morel et Cie; Chefoo Harbour; Mr Clerici (Staff); Chefoo Harbour Works; Correspondence; Mr Cockin (Staff); Chamber of Commerce Journal; Mr Cornaby (Staff); Canton Boycott; Constituents Securities; W.W. Campbell; Study of Chinese Languages; Chun nea Ching; Mr Craddock (Staff); Chang son Yaen; Calico Printers Association; Commercial Attaché; Chinese Engineering Co.

D: Mr Dupree (Staff); Don Ugo Theodoli; Mr Davidson (Staff).

E: Ewo Cotton Mill; Engineering Department; Export Produce; Exports to Genoa; Exports (Shanghai); Mr Elliot (Staff); D. Evans & Co.

F: Mr Ford (Staff); Funds, Finance, etc.; G.P. Forster (Staff); Mr Faers (Staff); Mr Fisher Jones; Freight to Mediterranean Ports; Mr Forrest (Staff); Foreign Office.

G: Mr Galloway (Staff); Mr Gregory (Staff); Galbraith & Co.; H.T. Gaddum & Co.; Goatskins; Glen Agency; Gregory & Sons (Strawbraid).

H: Hankow - Branch Affairs; Horsehair Business; Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation; Horace Hickling & Co.; Heards Wharf; Hankow Property; Hides.

I: Imports; Indo-China Steam Navigation Co.; Mr Inglis (Staff); Ichang & Chungking Navigation; Insurance Funds in Shanghai; Income Tax; Ichang - Proposed Purchase of Property.

J: Sir Robert Jardine's Property.

K: Kung Yik Cotton Mill; Estate of James Keswick; Mr Kerfoot (Staff); Kurtz, Stuboeck & Co.; S.S. 'Kenkon Maru'.

L: London Mission Hospital, Tientsin; Lead Mine; S.S. 'Luenho'; Lloyds Agency at Dalny; Mr Laidlaw (Staff); Mr Lennox (Staff); Mrs Leefe; Landale's Movements; Lot 422B.

M: Markets (Generally); Mr MacHaffie (Staff); Mr Morrison (Staff); Hector MacTavish (Staff); E.R. Morriss; Mercantile Bank; Walter McKie; Machinery Department; Mr Moon (Staff); Mr Milne (Staff); S.J.A. March; Mr McCaig (Staff); Mr Miller (Staff); Mr Mardling (Spicers); C.L. Maxwell (Staff); Mr Mackenzie; McMeekin (Tea); R.G. Munro; S.S. 'Monmouthshire'; A.P. MacEwen's Funds.

N: Nobel's Explosives Co.; Newchwang - Branch Affairs; Naval Intelligence Department.

O: J.F. Owen (Staff); Opium.

P: Mr Pritchard-Morgan; Peking-Mukden Railway; Mr Peek (Staff); Pongees; Pierce Oil Corporation; Estate of William Paterson; Private Letter (John Johnstone).

R: Mr Reynell (Staff); Registration of Consulate General; Mr Rumilly (Staff); W.J. Robertson; Roll of Honour; Royal Insurance Agency; C. Rayner; Renny, Legh & Co.; E.U. Reid; W.W.G. Ross.

S: Staff; Symons (Brothers) (Staff); Silk; Shares in Firm; Shanghai Municipal Council; Mr Sheppard; South Manchurian Railway; Szechuan Concession; Mr Sellick (Staff); Spicer's Paper Agency; Sesamum Seed; Susemann & Co.; Mr Serrell; Strawbraid; Soey Chee Cotton Spinning Co. Ltd; Mr Schlee; Mr Squires (Staff); Captain Scurr; Mr Smeaton (Staff); Mr Sellick (Staff); Secret Service, Telegrams, etc.; Selfridge & Co.; Silver; Shanghai Property; Sanders, Rehders & Co. Ltd; Shipping Strike; Shanghai-Nanking Railway.

T: Tsingtao; Tientsin, Branch Affairs; Tea; Trading with Germans in China; Ticket No. 223.

U/V: Volkart Bros; Volunteers, Shanghai; Upper Yangtsze Tonnage.

W: Mr Wedemeyer; Westinghouse Co.; Westphall, King & Ramsay; War Office Contracts; Duration of War; Wharf Property; Mrs Wedemeyer; War Office.

Y: Yangtszepoo Cotton Mill Ltd; Yangtsze Line; Yangtsze - New Steamer; Yangtsze Insurance Association.

Z: Ziangbe.


  • Creation: 6 Jan. 1915-3 July 1916


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.


1 file(s) (1 ring-binder)

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom