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Semi-official letters from Hong Kong to Kunming, 19 Apr. 1939-3 Dec. 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/95

Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official letters nos 1-17, 19-56, 58-88, 91, 92 and 94-139 from D.F. Landale, D.L. Newbigging, J.J. Paterson and J.C. Taylor, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to A. Urquhart, Jardine Matheson, Kunming, with enclosed letters and papers. There is a note recording that letter no. 57 was cancelled.

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

A/B: Arnhold Trading Co.

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

E/F: Ewo Cotton Mills; Exports.

G/H: Haiphong.

I/J: Jardine Skinner & Co.

K/L: Kunming.


O/P: Political.


S/T: Trade & Transportation; Steel Bros; Silk; Staff.




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


  • Creation: 19 Apr. 1939-3 Dec. 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

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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.

Existence and Location of Copies

J1/17, J1/18 and J1/20 contain copies of letters nos 1-56 and 58-139 from Hong Kong to Kuming, including the letters missing from J1/95.

Repository Details

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