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Semi-official letters from Hong Kong to Tokyo, 1948-1976

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/131

Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to Jardine, Matheson & Co. (Japan) Ltd, Tokyo, with enclosed letters and papers. The first volume in the series also includes original semi-official letters from Tokyo to Hong Kong of 1948. The correspondents are I.F. Aucott, M.G. Barrow, H.D.M. Barton, D.I. Bosanquet, J.J.G. Brown, I.D. Bruce, W.J. Downey, D.C. le F. Edwards, D.C. Geddes, R. Gordon, I.F.H. Grant, S.R. Hawke, M.A.R. Herries, J.A. Heywood, E.J.V. Hutt, H.N.L. Keswick, J.H. Keswick, S.L. Keswick, R.C. Kwok, D.F. Landale, D.W.N. Landale, G.J. McKenzie, D.D.B. McLeod, G.L. Marshall, G.Y. Matsumura, R.E. Moore, D.K. Newbigging, L. Norris, G.M.R. Pearson, F.A. Pollock, M.L. Railton, J.S. Riggs, R. Shoppee, H. Sidbury, M.M. Smith and E.F. Watts


  • Creation: 1948-1976


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.


27 volume(s) (27 volumes)

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Copies

J1/204 contains Matheson & Co. Ltd’s copies of the semi-official letters from Hong Kong to Tokyo.

Related Materials

J1/157 contains semi-official letters from Hong Kong to Tokyo and from Tokyo to Hong Kong for 1955, and includes an index to the correspondence.

J1/156 and J1/252 contain additional copies of semi-official letters from Tokyo to Hong Kong.


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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