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Semi-official letters from Canton to Hong Kong, 30 Apr. 1932-30 Mar. 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/49

Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official letters nos 441-575 from A.E. Smith, Jardine Matheson, Canton, to R.E. Coxon, W.J. Keswick, J.J. Paterson and A.B. Stewart, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, with enclosed letters and papers, including monthly business reports of the Canton Agency. Nos 569 and 570 have been numbered mistakenly as 369 and 370 respectively. Some letters are filed out of sequence.

The file includes the following subjects (among others):

A: Annual accounts; arms.

B: Bloch Manufacturing & Lumber Co. Ltd.

C: Canton godowns; Canton-Kowloon Railway; China Pacific Railways (C.P.R.); Chinese business tax, Canton; Customs.

G: Glen Line; godown compradore's agreement.

I: General imports; general imports - government goods; general imports - market compradore goods; Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.

J: Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd.

K: Kwangsi wood oil.

M: McDonnell & Gorman Inc.

O: Ocean shipping.

P: Patons & Baldwins, Shanghai; Patons & Baldwins - wool; politics.

R: Monthly reports.

S: Sai Chuen Cement Works; stevedorage; Swatow-Canton Railway; Swatow-Kwangtung Railway.

V: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd.

The folder is labelled 'Ports. From Canton. General'.


  • Creation: 30 Apr. 1932-30 Mar. 1936


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 folder(s) (1 folder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Repository Details

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