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Semi-official correspondence between Hong Kong and New York, 1952-1956

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/122

Scope and Contents

Semi-official and some other correspondence between Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and Balfour, Guthrie & Co. Ltd, New York, with enclosures. A few letters from each volume have been placed in separate files, but there are sheets listing the contents of the missing items. The correspondents are H.D.M. Barton, D.C. Geddes, R. Gordon, J.H. Keswick, H.H. Lennox and E.F. Watts, Hong Kong, and D. Cowley, Arol Davidson, H.M. Mennear, H.G. Perry, C.E. Thompson, A.S.R. Williamson, New York.


  • Creation: 1952-1956


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.


3 volume(s) (3 volumes)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 29 September 2011.

Related Materials

Semi-official correspondence between Hong Kong and New York for 1941 and 1946-1947 can be found in J1/142, for 1948-1951 in J1/135, and for 1954-1955 in J1/119. Semi-official letters from Hong Kong to New York for 1957-1959 can be found in J1/123-125.

Repository Details

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