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Semi-official letters from Haiphong and Kunming to Hong Kong, 30 Mar. 1938-22 Sep. 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/92

Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official letters from A. Urquhart, Jardine Matheson, Haiphong and Kunming, to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, with some enclosed letters:

1. Nos 1-4 from A. Urquhart, Haiphong, to D.F. Landale, all 12 April 1939.

2. Nos 5, 6, 8-43, 46, 49-54, 56, 57, 59-61, 63-65 and 67-83 from A. Urquhart, Kunming, to D.F. Landale and J.J. Paterson, 17 April 1939-22 September 1941.

There are also copies of semi-official letters nos 89 and 93-95 from J.J. Paterson, Hong Kong, to A. Urquhart, Kunming, 8 October-17 December 1940. The semi-official correspondence is preceded by two unsigned letters from Lanchow, dated 30 March 1938 and 5 April 1938.

There is an index at the beginning of the ring-binder containing the following entries:

A/B: Annual accounts; Arnhold Trading Co.; Anglo-China Trading Corporation.

C/D: Dunlops; Communications; Correspondence; Central Trust; Percy Chen.

E/F: Exports; Ewo Mills; Eardly Express Service.

G/H: Haiphong.

I/J: Imports; Jardine Skinner & Co.

K/L: Kunming General; Liddell Bros.


O/P: Produce; Political.


S/T: Trading & Transportation; Silk; Steel Bros & Co. Ltd.

U/V: A. Urquhart.



The ring-binder is labelled 'Haiphong & Kunming to Hong Kong (Indexed)'.


  • Creation: 30 Mar. 1938-22 Sep. 1941


Conditions Governing Access

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

Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers.

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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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