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Semi-official letters from London to Shanghai, 5 Nov. 1935-5 Apr. 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/48

Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official letters nos S.1-392, 5 November 1935-5 May 1938, and 393-499, 6 May 1938-5 April 1939, from D.G.M. Bernard and A.B. Stewart, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to J.H. Keswick and W.J. Keswick, Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, with enclosed letters and papers.

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

A: Arnhold & Co. Ltd; Asiatic Trading Corporation; Albumen; Alliance Insurance; the late C.E. Anton; Estate of R. Mein Austin.

B: British & Chinese Corporation; Barlow Brothers; Brewery; A. Brooke Smith; D.G.M. Bernard; Balfour, Guthrie & Co.; Brooker, Dore & Co; S. Behr & Mathew & Co.; B.D.F. Beith; John Bell-Irving.

C: Continentale Produkten-Gesellschaft; Chesnutt, Cooper & Co.; China Association; Chambers Wharf & Cold Store; Correspondence; Chabrières et Cie; J.K. Chatham; G.H.A. Cantopher; Casablanca; Chesnutt, Cooper & Co.; Coding; China Trade Commission.

D: Miss Dunstan.

E: Ewo Cotton Mills; Exports; Export Credits; Ewo Cold Store; East Africa.

F: Finance.

G: Ch. Goldrei, Foucard & Son; Glen Line.

H: Hankow; Mr Horsey; Mrs Hickling; History of the Firm.

I/J: Jardine Engineering Corporation; Indo-China Steam Navigation Co.; Imports; Imperial Airways; Insurance; Japan; International Export Co.; Jardine, Matheson & Co.

K: King-Kan Railway; J.J. Keswick Trust; John Keswick.

L: F.P. Lachlan; L.N. Leefe.

M: Morel-Journel et Cie; Matheson & Co.; General Macnaghten.

O: J.F. Owen.

P: Political; Produce; Phosphates; Personal; Pukow Cold Store; Political; Private Office; Provident Fund.

S: Shanghai Tramways; Staff; Shanghai, General; Shipping - General; Shanghai-Hangchow-Ningpo Railway; Silk; Shanghai & Hongkew Wharf; Shanghai Land Co.; G.W. Sheppard; Shanghai Dockyards Ltd; the late Leo Smith; Shanghai-Nanking Railway; A.B. Stewart.

T: Tea; Tientsin; Tea Seed Oil; Timber (Millars' Timber & Trading Co.); Tientsin.

U: United Molasses Co.

W: Wood Oil; Otto Wolff; Wool Tops.


  • Creation: 5 Nov. 1935-5 Apr. 1939


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.


1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Existence and Location of Copies

J1/2/35 and J1/4/1-4 contain copies of the letters.

Related Materials

The series continues in J1/85.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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