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Semi-official correspondence between Shanghai and the ports, 1918-1921

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/25

Scope and Contents

Copies of correspondence and other papers enclosed originally with semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, of January 1919-January 1921. The documents are arranged into sections corresponding to the semi-official letter with which they were sent, and each section is preceded by a list of contents. The principal part of the enclosures is comprised of semi-official correspondence between Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, and the agents and representatives of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd in ports in China and elsewhere, as well as with Matheson & Co. Ltd, London. The remaining enclosures include correspondence of Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, with other correspondents; other semi-official correspondence, some of it enclosed with semi-official letters to Shanghai, including correspondence between Jardine Matheson, Chungking and Hankow, and from S.F. Mayers, British & Chinese Corporation, Peking, to G. Jamieson, British & Chinese Corporation Ltd, London; additional letters; memoranda; monthly agency business reports; and inward and outward telegrams.

The correspondents in the semi-official correspondence with Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, are G.S. Aveyard, C. Barraclough, J.W. Bateman, B.D.F. Beith, John Bell-Irving, D.G.M. Bernard, G.H. Bowker, F.H. Bugbird, C. Chicken, W.S. Dupree, W. Ford, W. Galloway, F.W. Gotch, H.S. Hills, P.S. Jameson, John Johnstone, Henry Keswick, W.H.T. King, William Laidlaw, David Landale, H.H. Lennox, D.R. Mackenzie, James McGuffog, D. Duncan Main, J.F. Owen, E.C. Peters, G. Purton, E.U. Reid, A.R. Riddle, Andrew Ross, C.H. Ross, W.W.G. Ross, A. Brooke Smith, A.E. Smith, J.C. Taylor, C.B. Tweedy and C.B. Wortley.


  • Creation: 1918-1921


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.


10 volume(s) (10 volumes)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Related Materials

The semi-official letters from Shanghai to Hong Kong with which these papers were enclosed originally can be found in J1/24/19-24 (letters nos 11, 27, 61, 62, 68, 88, 89, 109 and 136 did not have enclosures).


Former reference: J23

Repository Details

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