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Semi-official letters from Kiukiang to Shanghai, 9 Mar. 1929-1 Dec. 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/58

Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Kiukiang, to Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, 9 April 1929-1 December 1939, with enclosed letters and papers:

1. Nos 5-14 from J.G. Lyon to R.M. Austin and J.J. Paterson, 9 April-11 December 1929.

2. Nos 1-11 from J.R. Allan and J.G. Lyon to R.M. Austin, 27 January-24 December 1930.

3. Nos 1-6 from J.R. Allan to R.M. Austin, 31 March-14 November 1931.

4. Nos 1-7 from J.R. Allan to R.M. Austin and B.D.F. Beith, 12 January-15 December 1932.

5. One unnumbered letter and nos 2-4 from J.R. Allan to B.D.F. Beith, 6 March-10 October 1933.

6. Nos 1-8 from J.R. Allan and T.S. Hoey to B.D.F. Beith, 6 March-25 September 1934. There are two letters numbered 4, one dated 26 April 1934, the other undated.

7. Nos 9-15 from T.S. Hoey to B.D.F. Beith and W.J. Keswick, 22 February-21 August 1935.

8. Nos 16-19 from T.S. Hoey and Tu Ying Luan to W.J. Keswick, 18 January-22 June 1936.

9. No. 20 from Tu Ying Luan to W.J. Keswick, 9 October 1937.

10. Nos 1, 3 and 4 from T.W. Pan to W.J. Keswick, 6 June-19 December 1938.

11. Nos 1-7 from T.W. Pan to W.J. Keswick and F.A. Pollock, 19 January-1 December 1939.

The file also includes a copy of a letter from British merchant firms and residents at Kiukiang to Sir Miles W. Lampson, Peking, 9 March 1929, protesting against the planned closure of H.B.M. Consulate at Kiukiang.

The file includes the following subjects (among others): annual accounts, electric light, political situation, property, D.J. Purves (staff), shipping, staff, Chinese staff and taxation in the ex-British Concession. The ring-binder is labelled 'Ports. From Kiukiang. General'.


  • Creation: 9 Mar. 1929-1 Dec. 1939


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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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