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Semi-official correspondence between Shanghai and Hong Kong, 6 July 1933-29 Dec. 1933

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/24/51

Scope and Contents

Semi-official letters nos 1200-1258 from B.D.F. Beith (mainly) and W.J. Keswick, Shanghai, to J.J. Paterson, Hong Kong, 6 July-29 December 1933, and 1378-1431 from J.J. Paterson, Hong Kong, to B.D.F. Beith, Shanghai, 11 July-28 December 1933, with enclosed letters and papers.

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

A: Annual Accounts (1932/33); Annual Accounts - Northern Agencies; Annual Accounts (1931/32); Annual Accounts - London/New York/Hong Kong; I.G. Allison; R. Mein Austin; Arms Contract; Arms Expert; Assets & Liabilities.

B: W. Brackenridge; B.E. Bolton; B.D.F. Beith; E.H. Barber; A. Brunner; B.T.B. Boothby; Balfour, Guthrie & Co.'s Fees; Brewery; British Consulate, Foochow; Barcelona Convention; Bank Balances - Japan; Book Office Staff; British & Chinese Corporation Ltd; Native Banks.

C: Captain W.C. Craven; A.N. Chambers; P. Chatagnon; H. Cunningham; D. Campbell; W.B. Cornaby; A.K. Craddock; Late C.L. Chun - Tientsin Compradore Security; China Produce Department (Reports); Current Accounts; Commercial Attaché, Hong Kong; China Printing & Finishing Co.; Chun Mees & Sow Mees; Cassia; Consortium; Canton Silk; Canton Overside Delivery; Cheer O Club; Chinese Fire Business; Chinkiang; Changsha; Chungking; Changsha Looting Claim.

D: H.W. Dulley; B.L.W. Dunnett; Directors' Remuneration; S.S. 'Daviken'.

E: Exchange; Estates & Trusts; Electric Wiring.

F: G.J. Feeney; Finance; Funds; Foochow.

G: Alan Gordon; R. Gordon; E.A. Griffiths; R.J.D.C. Grieve; G.D. Grant; V.M. Grayburn; A. Gandossi; Gold Share Statement; Ch. Goldrei, Foucard & Son; General; Glen Line Rebates; Green Island Cement Co.; Ch. Goldrei, Foucard & Son Joint Account; Greater Shanghai Trams.

H: F.C. Hall; J. Helbling; F.C. Hall - Provident Fund; Ho Kwong; Sir Robert Ho Tung; The Late Ho Leung; Hongkong & China Property Co. Ltd; Hongkong Finance Co.; Home Leave Benefits; Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co.; Hong Kong Accounts; Hankow-Canton Railway Debt; Harbin; Hankow; Hong Kong Imports.


Indo-China - Shoe Allowances; Taikoo's Little Ways; Simla Rules; Shanghai Marine Superintendent's Department; Technical Manager; Calcutta Line; Working Accounts; New Tonnage; Control; Gross Earnings; Policy.

Imports; Import Staff; Interest on Current Accounts; Imports - Rugs; J.J. Bell-Irving; Insurance Staff; Insurance Companies; Insurance Department; Ichang; Import Accounts; Insurance; Insurance Funds.

J: Sir John Jardine; Jardine, Skinner & Co.; Jardine Engineering Corporation (Shanghai Reports); Jardine Engineering Corporation - Arms; Junior Mess (Hong Kong); Jardine Engineering Corporation; Jardine Engineering Corporation - Finance; Jamieson; Japan; Jardine Engineering Corporation - Indo-China Oil Contracts; Jardine Engineering Corporation - Chinese Connections.

K: John Keswick; Kendrew; W.H. Tindal King; H.P. Keene; Kowloon Dock; Kiukiang; Kobe - Strawbraid.

L: Peter Leefe; Jaffy Landale; David Landale; Landale Trust; Sir Miles Lampson; Local.

M: R.E. Macdougall; G.L. Marshall; H.W. Moon; A. Murdoch; A.A. Martin; A.H. Merriles; G.E.R. Mayell; Sir H. McGowan; C.L. Mathew; S.F. Mayers; Memos of Enclosures; Mills (Shanghai Reports); Metal Box Co.; A.J. Martin; Matheson's Accounts; Graham Mellin; Money.

N: New York Accounts; Nanking; New York Drafts; Native Banks.

O: J.F. Owen; C.L. Oliphant; Oolongs; Oregon Pine (Shanghai Reports); Overside Delivery, Canton.

P: G. Puncheon; A. Piercy; Private Office Arrangements; Patons & Baldwins Ltd; Private Office Houses; Piece Goods (Shanghai Reports); Pan Pacific Conference; Provident Fund; Provident Fund - F.C. Hall; Proxy Forms; Pingsueys & Hoochows; Political; Produce; People's Tribune; Peking.

R: M.L. Railton; A. Reid; W.B. Rigden; A. Ross; Rabies.

S: H.J.V.K. Stevenson; J.K. Shaw; Mrs J.K. Shaw; W.E.D. Smith; Strawbraid - Kobe; Simla Rules; Senior Staff; Silk Reports (Shanghai); Shanghai Accounts; Seamen's Union; Star Ferry - Electric Star; Silk; South China Wood Oil; Shanghai & Hongkew Wharf; Seamen's Strike; Shanghai Land Co.; S.S. 'Strathlorne'; Shipping Office Staff; Shanghai Exhibition; Shipping Assistant; Specie Shipments to Hong Kong; Surplus Funds.

T: Chris Tod; Peter Tod; Teak (Shanghai Reports); Tea - Anglos; Tea (Shanghai Reports); Tea; Telegrams; Taikoo - Cargo Claims; Tientsin - Insurance; Tin; Taipei; Tientsin; Tsingtao; Tientsin Compradore Security - The Late C.L. Chun.

U: A. Urquhart.

V: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd.

W: E.G. Wilkinson; H.B. Wilmer; S. Williamson; Wuhu.

Y: Yokohama.


  • Creation: 6 July 1933-29 Dec. 1933


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