Semi-official letters from New York to Hong Kong, 1918-1931
Scope and Contents
Original unnumbered semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, New York, to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, with enclosed letters and papers, including copies of semi-official letters from New York to Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, and Jardine Matheson, Shanghai (J1/36/3-12); statements of the financial position of Jardine Matheson, New York (J1/36/3-7); semi-monthly reports of unsold New York stock (J1/36/3-7); and newscuttings. The volumes also include other letters from Jardine Matheson, New York, to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong; copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to New York (J1/36/13); and copies of telegrams exchanged by Jardine Matheson, New York, with Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong and Shanghai, and Matheson & Co. Ltd, London. The semi-official correspondents are R.M. Austin, B.D.F. Beith, D.G.M. Bernard, John Johnstone, David Landale, J.J. Paterson, A.R. Riddle, H.F. Scudamore, E.T. Seward and A. Brooke Smith.
Conditions Governing Access
Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & 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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf.
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 to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
13 volume(s) (13 volumes)
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, June 1990.
Former reference: J10
- Austin, Reginald Mein, 1888-1934 (businessman)
- Beith, Benjamin David Fleming, 1884-1960 (businessman)
- Bernard, Sir Dallas Gerald Mercer, 1888-1975 (1st Baronet, businessman)
- Johnstone, John, 1881-1935 (businessman)
- Landale, David, 1868-1935 (businessman)
- Paterson, John Johnstone, 1886-1971 (businessman)
- Scudamore, Herbert Fawckner, d 1938 (businessman)
- Smith, Alfred Brooke, 1874-1938 (businessman)