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Semi-official letters from London to New York, 18 Feb. 1944-30 Oct. 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/104

Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official letters nos 1-75 from B.D.F. Beith, W.J. Keswick and J.F. Owen, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to W.S. Dupree, [Balfour, Guthrie & Co. Ltd], New York, 28 February 1944-29 October 1945, with enclosed letters and papers. There are also copies of telegrams exchanged between Matheson & Co. Ltd and W.S. Dupree, 18 March 1944-30 October 1945, and a letter from H.H. Lennox to W.S. Dupree, London, 18 February 1944, regarding the handover of his responsibilities in New York to Dupree. The subjects covered in the file include (among others) the Ewo Cold Store, Ewo Cotton Mills, finance, Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd, Peter Morrison (staff), Arthur Piercy (staff), property, C.B.P. Ryder (staff), silk, staff and interned staff.


  • Creation: 18 Feb. 1944-30 Oct. 1945


Conditions Governing Access

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)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, but the covers are torn.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 17 April 2012.

Existence and Location of Copies

J1/84 contains copies of the semi-official letters.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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