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Semi-official and property correspondence between Shanghai and Hankow, 7 Jan. 1925-29 Dec. 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/28/5

Scope and Contents

Semi-official letters nos 1-57 from W.S. Dupree and J.F. Owen, Hankow, to J.J. Paterson and A. Brooke Smith, Shanghai, 7 January-22 December 1925, and unnumbered semi-official letters from J.J. Paterson and A. Brooke Smith, Shanghai, to W.S. Dupree and J.F. Owen, Hankow, 9 January-29 December 1925, with enclosed letters and papers. There are also property letters nos P.1-36 from Hankow to Shanghai, 9 January-31 December 1925, and P.88-115 from Shanghai to Hankow, 16 January-31 December 1925.

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

A: K.E. Allan; Advances Against Cotton; Annual Accounts; Annual Accounts, 1924/25.

B: C.H. Brunner; Blumenthal of Paris; Bristles; Bank Balance; Butterfield & Swire.

C: E.B. Clarke; China Sugar Refining Co. Ltd; China Sugar Refinery Funds; Correspondence; British Chamber of Commerce; Cow Hides; Departmental Commission - E.B. Clarke; China Produce Commission, London; Departmental Commission - G.M. Jameson; Chungking Exports; Claims Account; Chungking Anti-Foreign Demonstrations; Chungking; Changsha; Changsha Trade Report for February; Changsha - Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation; Compradore Yen; Compradore's Agreement; Compradore's Securities; Export Compradore Wong Ho Che.

D: R.H. Davidson; W.S. Dupree.

E: D.L. Evamy; Entertaining Allowance.

F: Finance; S.S. 'Fengpu' Fire Losses.

G: S.E. Grimstone; J.S. Green; R. Gordon; General; Goatskins.

H: T.S.H. Hoey; Him Shun On; Hankow; Hankow Profit & Loss Account; Hupeden & Co., Hamburg; Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. Ltd; Hides.

I: Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd; Indo-China Accounts; Ichang Compradore Agreement; Ichang Staff; Ichang; Ichang Profit & Loss Account; Imports - Chungking; Imports; Insurance - Riots & Civil Commotion.

J: E.A. Jenkinson; G.M. Jameson; Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd.

K: Kiukiang.

L: D.A. Langdon; Lloyd's Agency, Chungking; 'Loongwo' Grounding.

M: A.L. Minjoot; A.A. Martin; E.A. Mackay; Motor Boat; Motor Boats; Behli.

N: R.M. Nash; New York Trading Results.

O: J.F. Owen.


Profit & Loss Account; Powers of Attorney; Pan Ching Poo; Political Situation.

Property - Lighting - Chungking Winter House; Chungking - Furniture; Proposed Bungalow - Chungking Hills; Chungking - Dollar Co.'s Site; Chungking Little River; Friend's Institute Site; Lots 7/8; Lot 2; Lot 24; Ichang Bund Property; Shipping Godowns; Godowns - Hankow; Godowns - Tachimen; Tachimen Property; Jardine Estate; New Offices; Ewo Terrace; Ewo Yu; Property at Ichang; Hong - Hankow; Wood Oil Installation - Ex-Russian Concession; New Oil Installation; Value of Undeveloped Land; Jardine, Matheson & Co.'s 3,000 Fong; Popoff Frères; Property Generally.

R: Andrew Ross; Trade Reports; Auditor's Report; Annual Report; Regulations to be Applied to the Administration of the Ex-Russian Concession, Hankow; Refridgerated Space.

S: A.E. Shepherd; F.X. Simoes; Staff; Native Staff; Shipping Office Staff; Shipping, Hankow; Strike.

T: Typist; Upper River Tonnage; Tea - Godown Accommodation; Tea.

W: Wood Oil.


  • Creation: 7 Jan. 1925-29 Dec. 1925


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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Former reference: J27/5

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