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Semi-official letters from New York to London, 18 Dec. 1941-29 Dec. 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/108

Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official letters from A. Davidson, J.H. Swenarton, C.E. Thompson and others, Balfour, Guthrie & Co. Ltd, New York, to B.D.F. Beith and W.J. Keswick, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, with enclosures, including semi-monthly reports of unsold tea. Some of the letters are addressed simply to Matheson & Co. Ltd. There are also some copies of telegrams exchanged between London and New York. Much of the correspondence is concerned with the tea trade. The other subjects include Ewo Breweries Ltd, Ewo Cotton Mills, the sinking of S.S. 'Ruth Alexander' and staff.


  • Creation: 18 Dec. 1941-29 Dec. 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 folder(s) (1 folder)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, but the spine and covers of the folder are torn.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Existence and Location of Copies

J1/107 contains copies of some of the letters in this file, as well as some other letters from Balfour, Guthrie & Co. Ltd to Matheson & Co. Ltd of 1941-1943.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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