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Semi-official letters from New York to Shanghai, 1937-1941

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/111

Scope and Contents

Copies of unnumbered semi-official letters from Balfour, Guthrie & Co. Ltd, New York, to Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, with enclosures, including monthly reports on silk and tea. The correspondents are A. Davidson, C. Ryder and C.E. Thompson, New York, and J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick and F.A. Pollock, Shanghai.


  • Creation: 1937-1941


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

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 to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.


2 file(s) (2 ring-binders)

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Related Materials

J1/19 and J1/39 also contain letters from Balfour, Guthrie & Co. Ltd to Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, from this period, including some duplicates of letters in J1/111/1. However, all the letters from 1940-1941 found in this series are not duplicated elsewhere in J1.

Repository Details

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