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Semi-official and property correspondence of the Yangtsze Ports, 1920-1927

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/27

Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official and property correspondence of the offices of Jardine, Matheson & Co. in the Upper Yangtsze Ports (Changsha, Chengtu, Chungking, Hankow and Ichang) and Lower Yangtsze Ports (Chinkiang, Kiukiang, Nanking and Wuhu), including correspondence with Jardine Matheson, Shanghai. There are also enclosed letters and papers, including telegrams and trade and monthly reports.

The correspondents are J.R. Allan, R.M. Austin, B.D.F. Beith, C.C. Boyd, R.E. Coxon, A.W. Davidson, R.H. Davidson, W. Divens, W.S. Dupree, J.P.B. Eastwood, J.F. Feely, S.E. Grimstone, C. Hodgson, T.S.H. Hoey, G.M. Jameson, John Johnstone, W. Laidlaw, J. McGuffog, J.F. Owen, J.J. Paterson, F.A. Pollock, G. Purton, J.H. Ratcliff, E.F. Ratti, A. Ross, A.E. Shepherd, G.W. Sheppard, A. Brooke Smith, J.C. Taylor, Captain Tully, C.B. Tweedy and Captain C.B. Wortley.


  • Creation: 1920-1927


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.


7 volume(s) (7 volumes)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

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


Former reference: J30

Repository Details

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