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Semi-official correspondence between Hong Kong and Haiphong and Rangoon, 4 Oct. 1939-25 Sep. 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/94

Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official correspondence between Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and Jardine Matheson, Haiphong and Rangoon, with one letter from Haiphong to Kunming:

1. An unsigned and unnumbered letter from Jardine Matheson, Haiphong to Jardine Matheson, Kunming, 4 October 1939.

2. Unnumbered letters (numbered 1 and 2 in pencil) from A.R.J. White, Haiphong, to D.F. Landale, Hong Kong, 4 October 1939, and D.L. Newbigging, Hong Kong, 10 October 1939.

3. Nos 2 and 5-24, from Captain A.E. Lamble, Haiphong to J.J. Paterson, Hong Kong, 2 March-25 September 1940.

4. Nos 1-25 from D.L. Newbigging and J.J. Paterson, Hong Kong, to A.E. Lamble, Haiphong, 7 February-17 September 1940.

5. Nos 2-4 from J.F. Feely, Rangoon, to J.J. Paterson, Hong Kong, 14 April-3 May 1940.

6. Nos 1-4 from D.L. Newbigging and J.J. Paterson, Hong Kong, to J.F. Feely, Rangoon, 9 April-10 May 1940.

The subjects covered in the file include (among others) Chun Ho, competition, the political situation, railways and staff. The ring-binder is labelled 'Rangoon & Haiphong'.


  • Creation: 4 Oct. 1939-25 Sep. 1940


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

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1 file(s) (1 ring-binder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 27 February 2012.

Repository Details

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