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Semi-official letters from Hong Kong to New York and between London and Tokyo, 2 Jan. 1957-31 Dec. 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/123

Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official correspondence, with enclosures:

1. Letters nos 1-35 from H.D.M. Barton (mainly) and D.C. Geddes, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to Arol Davidson and C.E. Thompson, Balfour, Guthrie & Co. Ltd, New York, 6 February-30 December 1957.

2. Letters nos 701-775 from J.H. Keswick and W.J. Keswick, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to I.F. Aucott, Jardine Matheson, Tokyo, 2 January-31 December 1957.

3. Letters nos 1-53 from I.F. Aucott, Tokyo, to W.J. Keswick, London, 8 January-20 December 1957.

Section 1 includes letters regarding Balco Division; Canon; frozen funds; gloves; Jardine, Balfour Inc.; Jardine, Matheson & Co. (Caribbean) Ltd; overseas markets for Hong Kong manufactured products; and Williamson, Balfour Y Cia, Santiago.

Sections 2-3 include letters regarding atomic power in Japan; British Film Producers Association; chartering; Common Brothers - new building in Japan; history of the firm; Huth Trading Co. Ltd - horsebeans; London Films International Ltd; and tea remittances.


  • Creation: 2 Jan. 1957-31 Dec. 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.


1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

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