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Semi-official correspondence between B.W.I. and Hong Kong and London, 1955-1957

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/115

Scope and Contents

Semi-official correspondence of the West Indies Navigation Co. Ltd and Jardine, Matheson & Co. (Caribbean) Ltd, Port of Spain, Trinidad, with Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, with enclosed documents. The correspondents are H.D.M. Barton, I.D. Bruce, G.J.P. Carey, D.C. Geddes, R. Gordon, J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick, A. Reid, R.E. Shea, W.E.D. Smith, I.F. Towler and E.F. Watts. The initial correspondence is with R.E. Shea as the representative of the West Indies Navigation Co. Ltd in the British West Indies (B.W.I.). Following the establishment of Jardine, Matheson & Co. (Caribbean) Ltd during 1955, the subsequent correspondence is with this agency. Much of the material relates to the West Indies Navigation Co. Ltd.


  • Creation: 1955-1957


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.


4 volume(s) (4 volumes)

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