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Semi-official letters from Hong Kong to Tokyo, 8 Jan. 1964-31 Dec. 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/131/15

Scope and Contents

Semi-official letters nos 1-139 from I.F. Aucott, M.A.R. Herries, G.M.R. Pearson, R. Shoppee and H. Sidbury to S.R. Hawke, 8 January-31 December 1964, with enclosed letters and papers. There are also unnumbered semi-official letters from Hong Kong to Tokyo of 12 February 1964, 6 April 1964, 27 April 1964, 12 May 1964, 22 May 1964, 1 June 1964, 2 June 1964, 19 June 1964, 24 June 1964, 15 July 1964, 21 July 1964, 24 July 1964, 15 August 1964 (2 letters), 27 August 1964, 8 October 1964, 24 October 1964 and 31 December 1964.

There is an index at the beginning of the volume containing the following entries:

A: Australia; Advertising; Aviation - British Aircraft Corporation Overseas Agents' Conference, 30 August-4 September 1964; 1964 Accounts; Profit and Loss Account Half Year Ended 30 June 1964; Agency Records.

B: B.P. (Far East) Ltd; British Commonwealth Film Corporation; British Trade Fair, Tokyo; C.R.E. Bowles; C.M.E. Brown; H.D.M. Barton.

C: Visit of Trade Ship 'Centaur'; Conzinc Riotinto of Australia Ltd (Comalco); Crucible Steel Australia Pty Ltd; Correspondence; William Crosby (Holdings) Ltd - Development of Business to and from Australia; Chubb & Son's Lock & Safe Co. Ltd; F.A. Cates - Retirement; R.A.D. Cornwall.

E: English Electric Co./Meidensha; Messrs Ebauches S.A.

F: Sales Forecasts; Remittability - Japan; Japan Accounts, 1963; Bank Rate and Import Collateral; E. Field-Reid; Fertiliser for North Korea; Fertiliser Report.

G: General Strike, 17 April 1964.

H: Hulton Student Books Ltd.

I: Importation of Cosmetics, Perfumes and Soaps.

J: Jardine, Matheson & Co. - Histor Advertising Booklet; Jardine, Matheson & Co. - Minutes of Directors Meeting; Jardine Symbol; Japanese Liaison Facilities in London; Japan Engineering Consultants; P.E. Bangor-Jones.

K: Kreglinger (Australia) Pty Ltd; S.L. Keswick; K. Kurita, MacMillan Jardine (Japan) Ltd, Staff; R. Kambara; D.C. King.

L: R.I. Lund, George Grimble & Co. Ltd; Laporte Industries Ltd.

M: Meidensha; Mentri Besar of Brunei; G.J. McKenzie; MacMillan Jardine (Japan) Ltd - Sales Forecasts; MacMillan Jardine (Japan) Ltd - Staff; MacMillan Jardine Ltd.

N: National Distillers Agency - Saigon; New Zealand.

O: Olympic Games, 1964; Hotel Tokyo Otani; K. Ototsu's Visit to Vancouver; W.M. O'Byrne.

P: Photo-Me Studios Ltd; Prestige Ltd; Plessey International Ltd, Japan; Visit of G.R.B. Patterson.

Q: Questionnaire and Annual Report.

R: Questionnaire and Annual Report; Monthly Returns; Quarterly Returns of Goods and Services by Agencies.


Staff - Staff Numbers; Provident Fund; Y. Urano - Osaka; Staff Sickness Insurance Policy S.S.I. 61; Home Staff Regulations; Chief Accountant, Japan; Staff Bonus; Entry Visas for Japan; H. Sueyoshi; Foreign Staff Salaries and Allowances; Staff Confidential Reports; Staff - Japan; Foreign Staff - Engineering Department; Foreign Staff - Accommodation; Cash Advances to Jardine Waugh Ltd Staff on Local Leave; Expatriate Staff.

Shipping - Canadian Pacific Railway Co.; Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd - Power of Attorney; 'Reina del Mar'; Australia & New Zealand/Eastern Shipping Conference; Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd - Conference Matters in London; Athel Line Ltd Agency for Japan.

Shulman Sunshine Inc.; Slazenger Agency; T.E. Studley, William Crosby (Holdings) Ltd, Visit to Hong Kong and Japan; H. Sidbury - Retirement.

T: Telephone & Electrical Industries Pty Ltd.

U: United Africa Co. (Timber) Ltd.

W: Wallace Bay Ltd/Jardine, Matheson & Co. Proposed Joint Venture in Japan; White Horse Distillers Ltd - Agency - South Korea; R.D. Wyatt.


  • Creation: 8 Jan. 1964-31 Dec. 1964


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

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 26 November 2014.

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