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Semi-official letters from Newchwang to Shanghai, 8 Apr. 1929-8 Jan. 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/62

Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official letters from W.G. Adams, Jardine Matheson, Newchwang, to Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, with enclosed letters and papers. Many of the letters are just covering letters enclosing monthly business reports. The file includes the following letters:

1. Nos 8-13, 15, 19 and 21-25 to R.M. Austin, J.J. Paterson and G.W. Sheppard, 8 April-30 December 1929.

2. Nos 1-22 to R.M. Austin, 6 January-8 December 1930. No. 14 of 29 July 1930 encloses a report on the working of the Newchwang Agency for the year ended 30 April 1930.

3. No. 1 to R.M. Austin, 8 January 1931.

The enclosures include copies of correspondence of Jardine Matheson, Newchwang, with J.C. Taylor, Jardine Matheson, Tientsin, and A. Van Ess, Newchwang, regarding the sale of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd's B.C. Lots Nos 1 and 2 at Newchwang to Van Ess. The other subjects covered in the file include exchange and other property of Jardine, Matheson & Co. at Newchwang. The ring-binder is labelled 'Ports. From Newchwang. General'.


  • Creation: 8 Apr. 1929-8 Jan. 1931


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)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Repository Details

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