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Semi-official letters from Shanghai to Tientsin, 1929-1936

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/71

Scope and Contents

Semi-official letters nos 121-269 from R.M. Austin, B.D.F. Beith and J.J. Paterson to J.C. Taylor, with enclosed letters and papers.

The file includes the following subjects (among others):

A: Annual accounts.

B: Beer; Blumenthal.

C: Carpets; Chinese Government railway debts; E.B. Clarke (staff); coal.

D: Dogskins.

F: Flour; furs.

G: Goatskins.

H: Herzic & Hart Inc.

I: Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd; Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd - claims for damage at Changsha, 1930; insurance.

J: P.S. Jameson (staff).

L: Lloyd Belge Steamers.

S: Staff; strawbraid.

W: Wool; wool scouring plant.

The folder is labelled 'Ports. To Tientsin. General'.


  • Creation: 1929-1936


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From the Fonds:

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1 folder(s) (1 folder)

1 file(s) (1 ring-binder)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The original binding was damaged and has been replaced with treasury tags.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Related Materials

J1/30/7, J1/31, J1/114 and J1/143/1 contain other letters from this series.

Repository Details

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