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Semi-official letters from Shanghai to Hong Kong, 5 Jan. 1937-31 Dec. 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/24/56

Scope and Contents

Semi-official letters nos 1729-2254 from J.H. Keswick and W.J. Keswick to J.J. Paterson, with enclosed letters and papers.

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

A: Agency Profit & Loss Accounts; Agency Commission; Accounting Fee for Constituents; Advances to Evacuees; Annual Accounts; Air Services; Aviation; Aircraft (China) Ltd; Armaments; Advertising; Anton; Antamoks; I.G. Allison.

B: B.M. Bateman; J. Borland; I.D. Bruce; R. Bryson; E.H. Brazel; B.D.F. Beith; B.E. Bolton; H.D.M. Barton; Barry & Dodwell; British & Chinese Corporation - Sir S. Barton, General, Representation, Boxer Indemnity Funds; Brewery - Quality, Union, Price, Accounts, General, Advertising; Barter.

C: G.J.P. Carey; W.B. Cornaby; R. Corbett; R.E. Coxon; Percy Chen; Cantopher; Miss Cuthbertson; G.P. Charlton; Chambers Wharf; China Postal Atlas; Chinese Discrimination (Shipping); China Merchants Steam Navigation Co. Ltd; Commission to Agents, Hankow; China Vegetable Oil Corporation; Commission - Shipping Office; Correspondence; Chungking - Finance; Chungking - Proby to go to; Codes; Customs - Swatow.

D: Interport Duty; Diary of J.H. Keswick; Douglas Line; A. Davidson; W.S. Dupree.

E: Ehrhardt; Mrs Estrada; Ewo Mills - General, New Issue, Staff, Finance; Ewo Filature; Ewo Shares; Ewo Building, Shanghai; Ewo Cold Store; Export Credits; East Africa; Evacuation; Export Cargo; Explosives - Tsingtao.

F: Finance - General, Kobe, Remittances from Shanghai, General, Hankow; J. Feely; Fiddes-Wilson.

G: R. Geer; Gillett; C. Griffin; J.B. Gardiner; Gloucester Hotel; Glen Line; Groundnuts, Tel Aviv; Ch. Goldrei, Foucard & Son.

H: N.W. Hickling; G. Horsey; Geo. Hill; R. Hancock; G.G.C. Harper; Miss Harrison; T. Hoey; Hongkong Finance Co.; Hongkong & China Property Co.; Hungjao.


Indo-China - New Tonnage; Old Tonnage; Tungwo; Hopsang; Vikens; Taksang; Fuhwo; Tingsang; Pingwo; Paowo; Loeta; Financing of Taksang; Working Account; Finance; Remittances; Funds; Guilds, re Pay; Guilds, re Engineers; Staff; Staff Passages; Senior Staff; Commission to Senior Staff; Bonus; Senior Shipping Staff, Calcutta; Floating Staff Ashore; Thermo Tank; Calcutta Line Competition; Tonnage Dues, Whampoa; Increased Rates; P. & O. Strike; Tientsin Lighterage; N.M.B. Pension Scheme; Foreign Flags, 1937/8; Yangtsze - War; Working of Wharves During War; Wireless; Tungchow; Freights; Wuhu Incident; Coal; Coast - War; Charter Trades; Native Freight & Passage Money; Mrs Mark Hull; Seamen's Union; Chinese Floating Staff; Chinese Shipping Office Staff; Chinese Cadets; Upper River; Middle River; River Pool; Grant & Lang; Strinz; Balch; General; Commission on New Tonnage; War Risk; Ichang; Imports Conference; Imports - Timber; India - New Companies Act.

Insurance - Fire on Property; British Interests in China; Legislation; Investments; Funds.

Imperial Airways; Imperial Chemical Industries; Ile aux Buissons; Interest on Current Accounts; Income Tax; Imperial Shipping Committee.


Jardine Engineering Corporation - Lansdowne's Reports on Kwangsi & Canton; Hope Crittalls; Directorship for D.F. Landale; Power of Attorney for Frost; Annual Accounts; Flat at Canton; Agency Fee to Canton; Staff; Periodical Reports; Federated Malay States; A. Johnstone; Japan - Firm's Activities; Jardine, Skinner.

K: J.H. Keswick's Diary of War; J.H. Keswick; W.J. Keswick; King; H. Kadoorie; U. Kirk; Kendrew; Kwangsi Mining; Kwangtung Coal Mine.

L: D.F. Landale; H.H. Lennox; F.P. Lachlan; M.H. Lo; K. de C. Longmire; League of Nations; Lumber.

M: A.H. Merriles; P. Morrison; T.R. Macdonald; D. MacHaffie; A. McDonald; C.L. Matthew; R.J. McNicol; W.W. Mackenzie; Mining Projects in Kwangtung; Mills Department Staff; Samuel Montagu; Mackenzie & Co.; Managing Agents.

N: F.A. Norton; D.L. Newbigging; New York Overheads; New York Cash Position.

O: J.F. Owen; Olivier's Press Packing Plant; Overcarried Cargo, Japan.

P: F.A. Pollock; Colonel Preston; J.J. Paterson; G. Puncheon; Peake; P. Proby; Chinese Provident Fund; Produce - Tientsin; Political; Power of Attorney - Fiddes-Wilson; Produce - China; Patons & Baldwins; Property - Fire Insurance; Property in Eastern & Northern District; Property in Pootung; Political Telegrams; Photographs; Press Reports, Kobe.


Railways - Canton-Meihsien; King Kan; Canton-Kowloon; Canton-Kowloon Street; Canton-Kowloon Loan Service; Loop Line; Ministry of Railways (Shanghai Cargo in Hong Kong); Nangking-Shanghai Railway & Shanghai-Hangchow-Ningpo Railway; Overcarried Cargo, Japan.

E.F. Ratti; W.B. Rigden; A. Reid; Captain Rushbrooke; Remittances; Chinese Refugees; Registration; Rigden's Report on River.

S: Shanghai Land Investment; Shanghai Hong List; Shanghai Factories; Shanghai Cargo; Shanghai Municipal Council; Sulphate of Ammonia; Securities; Shipping Generally; Claud Scott; T.J. Smith; A. Street; R.P.J. Stewart; A.M. Scott-Morris; Skyrme; A.B. Stafford; J.L. Simmons; Swenarton; Gavin B. Stewart; Stockley (Foochow); Sackville-West; Sabelstrom; W.E.D. Smith.

Staff - Book Offices; Sterling Salaries; Movements; Shipping; Private Office; Wuhu & Kiukiang Agencies; Chungking; Glen; Home Leave, 1938; Taipei; Singapore Hotel; Silk - Trudel; Silk.

T: P. Tod; S.M. Thornley; H.H. Tod; C.T. Tod; Miss Thomas; Tinplates; Telegrams - London; Typhoon; Tsingtao; Tea - Canton-Foochow, Canton, Correspondence, N.T.T.C., Mint Warehouse Rebate; Things in General.

W: Wood Oil; Wood Oil - Installation, Hankow Property; Whampoa Harbour; Whamphrey Investment Trust Co.; War Risk; Wharf Co., Shanghai; Wool, Patons & Baldwins; War; Wuhu & Chunking Agency; R.G. Willis; E.G. Woodford; L.J. Wood; H.B. Wilmer; P.E. Witham; F.W. Warrington; W.H .Way.

Y: Gerald Yorke; Gordon Yates.


  • 5 Jan. 1937-31 Dec. 1937

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, but the spine is detached from the volume.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found among the uncatalogued material in the archive and inserted into the appropriate place in the series.


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