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Semi-official letters from Nanking to Shanghai, 10 Apr. 1929-25 Mar. 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/61

Scope and Contents

Copies of unnumbered semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Nanking, to Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, with enclosed letters and papers, including annual agency reports:

1. Unnumbered semi-official letters from D.R. Mackenzie and C.B. Tweedy to R.M. Austin (mainly) and J.J. Paterson, 10 April-31 October 1929.

2. Nos 1-11, 13-30, 30-78 and 80 from W.D. Fiddes-Wilson, T.S.H. Hoey, J.H. Keswick and D.R. Mackenzie to R.M. Austin, B.D.F. Beith and W.J. Keswick, 30 November 1929-25 March 1936. There are two letters numbered 30, dated 21 August 1931 and 29 September 1931 respectively. There is no letter number 79, but there is an unnumbered letter from W.D. Fiddes-Wilson to W.J. Keswick of 21 February 1936 between nos 78 and 80.

The file also includes a copy of property letter no. P.4 from D.R. Mackenzie to R.M. Austin, 24 September 1930.

The file includes the following subjects (among others):

A: Annual accounts.

C: Chinese Government railway debts - Boxer Indemnity funds; claims on Chinese Government departments.

H: T.S.H. Hoey.

I: Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.

K: Kung Ping (staff).

M: D.R. Mackenzie; medical fees.

N: Nanking Agency.

P: Political situation.

S: Staff.

W: Wuhu Agency.

The ring-binder is labelled 'Ports. From Nanking. General'.


  • Creation: 10 Apr. 1929-25 Mar. 1936


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 file(s) (1 ring-binder)

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