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Semi-official letters from Shanghai to Tsingtao, 4 Apr. 1929-2 Mar. 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/72

Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official letters nos 69-122, 124-135, 137-159, 161-275, 277-340, 342-426, 428-432, 434-439, 442-449, 451-455, 458-466, 468-473, 477-482, 486, 488, 490, 491, 493-496, 498, 499, 503-509, 513, 518, 519, 522, 523, 525, 526, 528, 529, 531-533, 536, 538-543, 545, 547-550, 553-559 and 561-566 from R.M. Austin, B.D.F. Beith, J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick, F.A. Pollock and G.W. Sheppard, Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to G.H. Bowker, W.B. Cornaby, W.D. Fiddes-Wilson and A.E. Smith, Jardine Matheson, Tsingtao.

At the back of file are copies of semi-official letters nos 11 and 13 from A.E. Smith, Tsingtao, to J.J. Paterson, Shanghai, 13 and 27 March 1929, and extracts from semi-official letter no. 12 from Tsingtao to Shanghai, 20 March 1929.

There is an index at the beginning of the ring-binder containing the following entries: British Chamber of Commerce Report; Enemy Exports; Imports; Monthly Returns; Produce; Quarantine Restrictions; 'Shantung Daily News'; and Staff.

The ring-binder is labelled 'Ports To Tsingtao General'.


  • Creation: 4 Apr. 1929-2 Mar. 1942


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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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