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Semi-official correspondence of Hong Kong and Shanghai with outports, 1949-1955

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/132

Scope and Contents

Semi-official correspondence of Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong and Shanghai, with the company's agencies in Canton, Chungking, Foochow, Hankow, Swatow, Tientsin and Tsingtao, with enclosed letters and papers. The main correspondents are H.D.M. Barton, Thomas Beesley, A.M. d'Oliveira, D.C. Geddes, R. Gordon, S.R. Hawke, M.J. Henderson, W.S. Ho, A.G. Jacobs, J.H. Keswick, Alex Kidd, Conant Lee, D.F. Landale, H.H. Lennox, P.J. Marques, C.F. Stockar, T.C. Wang, S.J. Ward, E.F. Watts, W.J. Wu, Jack Yuan and Yew Ah Kow.


  • Creation: 1949-1955


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & 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 to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.


17 volume(s) (17 volumes)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Related Materials

The following series contain Matheson & Co. Ltd's copies of semi-official correspondence of Hong Kong and Shanghai with outports:

J1/173. Canton to Hong Kong, 1947-1955. J1/174. Canton to Shanghai, 1947-1955. J1/175. Chungking to Hong Kong, 1945-1949. J1/176. Chungking to Shanghai, 1945-1950. J1/177. Foochow to Hong Kong, 1946-1955. J1/178. Foochow to Shanghai, 1946-1955. J1/179. Hankow to Hong Kong, 1953-1954. J1/180. Hankow to Shanghai, 1945-1954. J1/181. Hong Kong to Canton, 1946-1955. J1/182. Hong Kong to Chungking, 1945-1950. J1/183. Hong Kong to Foochow, 1946-1954. J1/184. Hong Kong to Hankow, 1951-1954. J1/190. Hong Kong to Swatow, 1945-1953. J1/192. Hong Kong to Tientsin, 1948-1953. J1/194. Hong Kong to Tsingtao, 1951-1953. J1/206. Shanghai to Canton, 1949-1955. J1/207. Shanghai to Chungking, 1945-1950. J1/208. Shanghai to Foochow, 1946-1955. J1/209. Shanghai to Hankow, 1945-1954. J1/214. Shanghai to Swatow, 1951-1952. J1/216. Shanghai to Tientsin, 1945-1953. J1/218. Shanghai to Tsingtao, 1945-1953. J1/219. Swatow to Hong Kong, 1946-1953 J1/222. Tientsin to Hong Kong, 1948-1953. J1/223. Tientsin to Shanghai, 1945-1953. J1/232. Tsingtao to Hong Kong, 1953. J1/233. Tsingtao to Shanghai, 1945-1953.

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