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Semi-official letters re Sir R.W.B. Jardine's estate, 30 Jan. 1927-8 Mar. 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/45

Scope and Contents

The ring-binder contains a selection of original semi-official letters from B.D.F. Beith and D.G.M. Bernard, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to D.F. Landale, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, regarding the Far Eastern estate of Sir R.W.B. Jardine. There are also enclosed letters and papers, including a statement of the approximate position of Sir R.W.B. Jardine's affairs as at 30 January 1927, dated Hong Kong, 14 February 1927; accounts current of Sir R.W.B. Jardine with Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, 30 January 1927 and 30 April 1927; a valuation of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd's shares, enclosed with letter no. 775 from Bernard to Landale, 10 August 1927; a statement of the position of Jardine's affairs as at 30 January 1927, dated Hong Kong, 19 August 1927; and a list of Jardine's properties and their valuations, 5 March 1928. The ring-binder is labelled 'Estate. Sir R.W.B. Jardine Bt. S.O. Letters from China'.

There is an index at the beginning of the ring-binder listing the letters and their subjects:

731/1. J.W.B. Jardine Trust Preferred Ordinary Shares

732/2. Statement of Properties, Shares, Debts, etc.

734/3. Property

736/4. Property - Hankow & Yokohama

740/5. Remittance; East Point Mortgage

742/6. Duty on Preference Shares donated to Sir John

744/7. Preference Shares

751/8. Rate of Exchange, Valuation of Estate, etc.

754/9. Rate of Exchange

756/10. Rate of Exchange; Property

760/11. Valuation of Shares

763/12. Interest on Duty

765/13. Documents & Duties

770/14. Valuations Founders & Preference Shares; Payment of Duty

775/15. Payments a/c Duty; Hong Kong Property; Shares in Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd, etc.

779/16. Valuation of Estate

785/17. (Interest on Duty) Yokohama Property; Payment Duties

790/18. Fortnightly Remittances

793/19. Raising Funds for Duties

801/20. Properties

807/21. Estate Documents

810/22. Power of Attorney

818/23. Firm's Balance Sheets

821/24. Firm's Balance Sheets

826/25. Estate Duty Commissioner's Powers

831/26. Valuation of Shares

834/27. Payment of Duties

835/28. Founders Shares' Value; Yokohama Property

839/29. Final Assessment

840/30. Sale of Yokohama Property

845/31. Financing

850/32. Marine Lot 365; Hong Kong Estate Duty

855/33. Payment of Estate Duty

862/34. Remuneration for Services rendered

870/35. Commission on Sales of Property

873/36. Estate of late Sir R.W.B. Jardine - Accounts

879/37. Duty Paid Certificate

884/38. Sir John's Remittances; Stewardson's Commission

895/39. Commission on Sale of Properties

900/40. Statement of Deductions - Hong Kong Duty

907/41. Ewo Terrace - Stewardson & Spence and Duty Refund


  • Creation: 30 Jan. 1927-8 Mar. 1929


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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

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1 file(s) (1 ring-binder)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, October 2010.

Related Materials

The letters were transferred to this file from J1/8/15-17 (semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to Matheson & Co. Ltd, London).

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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