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Semi-official letters from New York to Hong Kong, 9 Nov. 1938-4 Dec. 1941 (9 November 1938 and 17 June 1940-4 December 1941)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/106

Scope and Contents

Copies of unnumbered semi-official letters from A. Davidson and C.E. Thompson, Balfour, Guthrie & Co. Ltd, New York, to J.J. Paterson, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, with enclosed papers, including semi-monthly reports of unsold tea. Most of the correspondence concerns the tea trade. The ring-binder is labelled 'S.O. Letters - New York to Hong Kong'.


  • Creation: 9 Nov. 1938-4 Dec. 1941 (9 November 1938 and 17 June 1940-4 December 1941)


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


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, October 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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