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Semi-official letters from Shanghai to Hong Kong, 4 Jan. 1922-28 Dec. 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/44/1

Scope and Contents

Semi-official letters nos 277-354 from John Johnstone and B.D.F. Beith to D.G.M. Bernard, with a few enclosed letters.

There is an index at the beginning of the ring-binder containing the following entries:

A: Annual Accounts; Accounts (Compradores); Association of British Chambers of Commerce; E.F. Aucott; Abdullah Cigarettes Co.; Accountants; J.T. Asquith; G.S. Aveyard; Edgar Allen, Tool Steel; Associated British Machine Tool Makers Ltd; R.M. Austin; K.E. Allan; Auditor's Reports; Captain Anderson.

B: A.S.A. Bishop; Beith, Stevenson & Co.; C.C. Boyd; J.W. Bateman; H.P. Bourke; Bankers & Traders Insurance Co.; British & Chinese Corporation Ltd; Bristles; C.W. Beswick; J. Barr; Bethell Bros; Ian Beith; B.D.F. Beith; British Trade Corporation; G.H. Bowker; William Beardmore & Co. Ltd; Brown, Shipley & Co.; Birmingham Small Arms; A.W. Burkhill; Sidney Barton (Consul General for Shanghai); J.E.H. Bibby; John Bell-Irving Jnr; Bank Rate of Interest; C. Barraclough; Brooke, Bond & Co.; Balfour, Guthrie & Co.; F.H. Bugbird; Balance Sheet.

C: Chinese Government (Claims, etc.); Clayton, Oldsburgh & Co.; Commissions; L. Camera; China Sugar Refinery; N.R. Corke; Canton Insurance Office; China Produce; Compradores Salaries; Chesnutt, Cooper & Co.; J. Cockin; G.K. Chatham; Cotton; Chartered Accountants; Continentale Produkten-Gesellschaft; R.D.K. Curling; A.H. Chambers; E.B. Clarke; David Campbell; Cooper Braziers; Chengtu Agency; Changsha Agency; Chabrières, Morel et Cie; China Merchants Steam Navigation Co.; Chinese Labour (Provident Fund); W.B. Cornaby; Calico Printers Association; A.C. Clean; Admiralty Coal Contract; Shangtung Coal; Kwangtung Coal; V.D.K. Craddock; H. Catherell; F.W.G. Clark; C. Chicken; 'Ceylon' Arbitration; Collins & Co.; Consortium; Cocoons.

D: J.G. Dickie; W.S. Dupree; W. Divens; G.F. Duddridge; J.J. Dunne; G. Dunlop; R. Huntley Davidson; W. & C. Dunlop.

E: Education of Chinese; Engineering (including Jardine Engineering Corporation); Exchange Account; Exchange; E.C. Emmett; English Electric Co. Ltd; Ellerman & Bucknall Steamship Co.; D.L. Evamy; Ewo Cotton Mills Ltd; J.P.B. Eastwood; Ewo Yu; Exports; Ewo Filature; Egg Factory, etc.; Egg Yolk; H.G. Elliot; Ewo Cold Storage Co. Ltd; 'Eldridge'; A.B. Elton.

F: Funds; Finance; G.P. Forster; J.F. Feely; F.T. Howard Ford; W. Ford; 'Flying Spur'; J.H. Fenner & Co. Ltd.

G: John S. Green; W. Galloway; Thibetan Goatskins; Untanned Goatskins; German Agencies; Ch. Goldrei, Foucard & Son; Gregory & Sons; F. Gandossi; Great China Cotton Mill; Government Outstandings; Glen Line; A.E. Greenland.

H: Home Leave Pay; Horace Hickling & Co.; Hooper; Harbin; C. Hodgson; E.B. Hornell; the late C.J. Hession; Hankow Agency; Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation; House Flag; Hongkong University; Hongkong Iron Mine; T.S.H. Hoey; 'Hangsang' Firemen; Hankow Export Department - Produce; Hangyang Ore; F.C. Hall; A.J.P. Heard; the New Hong, Shanghai; Helvetia Insurance Co.; Hong Kong Tramways Ltd.

I: Insurance; Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd; Imports; Ichang Agency; Interest Account; Interest & Dividends on Investment Account.

J: G.M. Jameson; Sir Robert Jardine; E.A. Jenkinson; John Johnstone; Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd - Capital; Jardine Engineering Corporation; Japan Office.

K: Ellis Kadoorie; P.L. Knight; L.G.M. Kidd; W.H. Tindal King; Kwangtung Coal; Kobe.

L: J. Lyon; Letters of Credit; V.H. Lanning; A.H. Leslie; W.H. Leslie; W. Laidlaw; L. Laurence; H.H. Lennox; F.P. Lachlan; Leather.

M: G.E. Munro; D. Mackintosh; G.E.R. Mayell; J. McGuffog; Matheson & Co. Ltd; Alan Morfey; J. McCaig; A.H. Mangold; T.R. Macdonald; Cotton Mills; D.R. Mackenzie; Mess Account, Nos 1 & 2; A. Murdoch; H.S. Martin; E.A. Mackay; A. Macdonald.

N: Nanking Ferry; R.M. Nash; New York - Sales & Stocks; N.K.K. & Yangtsze Pool; New York, Generally; Newchwang; D.L. Newbigging.

O: Ornstein & Koppel [Orenstein & Koppel]; J.F. Owen; R. O'Brien.

P: Produce; S.H. Peek; Political; Peking; E.C. Peters; H.K. Peters; J.J. Paterson; R.J. Paterson; Property; Piece Goods; Private Office; Private Accounts in Hong Kong; Peking Tramways; F.A. Pollock; Colonel Pottinger; Pacific Marine Insurance Corporation; Provident Fund; Estate of William Paterson, deceased; Power Traction Finance Co.; G. Purton; Policy.

R: Hankow-Canton Railway; Noto Railway Co.; Tientsin-Pukow Railway; Shanghai-Hangchow-Ningpo Railway; Chinese Central Railways; Shanghai-Nanking Railway; Peking-Mukden Railway; A.R. Riddle; Alexander J. Rea (Sandy); W.W.G. Ross; Reiss Bros; W.B. Rigden; C.H. Rolfe; Ratepayers Meeting; Andrew Ross; J.H. Radcliffe; R.A. Russell; M.L. Railton; A.W. Robson.

S: T.F. Singer; Stucken & Co.; Shares; Staff; H.J. Stevenson; G.W. Sheppard; Strawbraid; Seamen's Strike; Silk; Shanghai & Hongkew Wharf; Shirokiya Store, Tokio; Leo P.J. Smith; Signature of Firm in London; Salaries; H.L.N. Snow; Sugar; F.W. Selby; Mr Schusterovitch; A.M. Scott-Morris; A. Brooke Smith; T.G. Smeaton; Shanghai Dock & Engineering Co. Ltd; E.J. Surman; Carrying of Stocks; Saghalien Timber Concession; Shares in Firm; Shipping Agency; J.C. & A. Steuart; H.J. Stephens; Shanghai New Hong; A.E. Smith; Swatow; South Tungkadoo Wharf; Shares.

T: Tariff Revision; Tea; Tientsin; Tsingtao; J.J. Turnbull; A.S.B. Tull; J.C. Taylor; C.R.W. Thomson; C.T. Tod; Timber; Typhoon; Taipei.

V: M. Viel; B. Venus.

W: F.W. Warrington; E. Wohlgemuth (Orenstein & Koppel); War Memorial (Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd, Hong Kong); Wood Oil; Wool; E.S. Wilkinson; Walter Fiddes-Wilson; C.B. Wortley.

Y: Yangtsze Pool; Yarn.

Z: J. Zellensky.


  • Creation: 4 Jan. 1922-28 Dec. 1922


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