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Semi-official letters from Shanghai to Hong Kong, 6 July 1928-29 Dec. 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/24/41

Scope and Contents

Semi-official letters nos 775-822 from J.J. Paterson (mainly) and G.W. Sheppard to B.D.F. Beith (mainly) and A.B. Stewart, with enclosed letters and papers.

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

A: L. Ashton; Annual Accounts - Share Settlement; Annual Accounts, 1927/28; Anglo-Dutch of Java; Artificial Silk - Celanese; Air Service; Annual Accounts - Shanghai, 1927/28; Annual Accounts, 1927/28 - Agencies; Artificial Silk; Agent's House at Nanking; Advance to Compradore.

B: D.G.M. Bernard; J. Bell-Irving Jnr; B.D.F. Beith; J. Borland; W. Brackenridge; British & Chinese Corporation.

C: Continentale Produkten-Gesellschaft; Canton Waste; Miss Florence Craddock; Advance to Compradore; Cash Position; Cuban Sugar; Cotton; D. Campbell; H. Catherell; J. Cockin; J.H. Clarke - Chefoo Sugar Agent; G.K. Chatham; Commissions; E. Cock; Chinese Government Debts; Chinese Central Railways; Canton-Hankow Railway; China Sugar Refineries Lighters; China Merchants Co. - Lower Wharf; China Merchants - Insurance; Cruickshanks Estate; Correspondence; China Association - Piracy; Chen/O'Malley Agreement; Ching Wei Cotton Mill; Charges Account; Commission Account; General Charges; Chinese Study; China Produce & Press Packing; Ching Wei Mill; China Navigation Opposition.

D: George Dunlop; Directorships; Departmental Commissions; Debts.

E: J.P.B. Eastwood; Exchange Brokerage; Exchange; Exports; Estimated Results, 1927/28; Ewo Cold Storage; 'Empress of Canada'; Ewo Cotton Mills; Ewo Cotton Mills - Jute Machinery; Ewo Filature; Ewo Advance Account; Ewo Shares; Ewo Mills Shares; Ewo Cotton Mills Shares - House Account.

F: Filature Houses; Flanagan.

G: Robin Gordon; W. Galloway; S.E. Grimstone; W.C. Gomersall; Ch. Goldrei, Foucard & Son; H.T. Gaddum & Co.; Gains - Increased; Gains - Decreased; Gains - Against Losses.

H: Sir Robert Ho Tung; A.J.P. Heard; E.B.C. Hornell; Hessian & Gunny Bags - Harbin; Harbin; Harbin Branch Charges; Press Packing - Hankow; Hankow & Up River Agencies; Hankow; House Account - Ewo Cotton Mills Ordinary; Hankow British American School.

I: Disorders at Ichang; Ichang; Ichang Trade Report; Ichang - Chungking Trade; Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd - Repairs & Overhauls, Docking & Overhauls, New Tonnage, Sale of Calcutta Line, Funds; Imports - Hankow; Imports & Mills; Inspector General of Customs; Interest Account; Insurance Agency; Imports; Imports - Shanghai; Rise in Import Tariff.

J: E.A. Jenkinson; W.G. Johns; Estate of Sir Robert Jardine (deceased); Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd; Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd - Marine Motors; Jute; Java Raws; Jute Mills; Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd - Telegrams & Stationery Accounts; Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd - Air Cooling Plant, Canton; Japanese Trade; Jarreh Sleepers; Japanese Sugar.

K: R.D. Kent; A. Keswick; Major Henry Keswick (deceased); J.J. Keswick Trust; 'Kiawo'; Compensation for Losses - Kiukiang; Kiukiang; 'Kungwo'.

L: L.J. Lacey; B.J. Lacon; K. de C. Longmire; D.F. Landale; A.D.D. Lawson; Losses - Deceased; Losses - Increased; Losses - Against Gain.

M: H.H. Marshall; K.A. Mason; T.R. Macdonald; D.R. Mackenzie; E.A. Mackay; G.E.R. Mayell; H. Morel-Journel; Marine Motors; J. McCaig; George Mayne; H.S. Martin; Mills Department; Mukden Railway Material.

N: D.L. Newbigging; Sir P.W. Newson Bart; Major Nathan; North China Herald; Newchwang; New Middle River Steamer; Agent's House at Nanking; New York Office.

O: J.F. Owen; Oriental Cotton Mill; Ocean Shipping; Officers & Engineers Guild - Compulsory Retirement of Employees.

P: D.J. Purves; T.U. Parkinson; J.J. Paterson; G. Purton; R.J. Paterson; A. Piercy; Eric Pollock; Piece Goods; Political; Provisional Court; Post Office Strike; Pootung Property; Peking.

R: T. Rangel; A.D. Robinson; R.A. Russell; Raw Cotton; Rent of Property; Mr Rionda; Railway Material.

S: Silk Piece Goods; Shares; R. Sutherland; G.W. Sheppard; H.F. Scudamore; Shipping Office Staff; Staff; Strawbraid - Japan; Silk Shipments, 1927/28; Silk; Shanghai & Hongkew Wharf; Silver; Shanghai-Nanking Railway; Shanghai Produce Office; Suchar Process; Sugar; Shanghai & Harbin's Insurance Charges; Shanghai Annual Accounts, 1927/28; Shipping Agency - Coast; Salaries Account; Silk Export; Sundry Debtors; Shanghai Shares; Imports - Shanghai.

T: C.T. Tod; Tientsin Bund Leases; Tientsin Produce Department; Tientsin Rendition of Concession; Tea; Trade Marks; Timber from Sandakan; P.S. Toledano; Tea - Exports; Telegraphic Charges; Tsingtao; Tientsin; Tientsin Dogskins; Tariff Autonomy; Tongku Property Development; Tsingtao Imports.

U: Upper River Co-operation with Chinese.

W: A.C. Wilcox; W. Ward; F.W. Warrington; Sir Frederick Whyte; Woo Ling Shu; Dr Wang & the Treaties; Waste Silk; Woosung Property; Wheat; Waste Silk, Canton.

Y: Yangtsze Shipping; Yangtsze Trade.

Z: Zoong Sing Cotton Mills.


  • Creation: 6 July 1928-29 Dec. 1928


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, but the cover is partly detached and there is some damage by insects.


Former reference: J18/38

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