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Semi-official correspondence between London and Tokyo, 1949-1970

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/141

Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official correspondence between Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, and Jardine Matheson, Tokyo, with enclosed letters and papers. There are also some telegrams of Jardine Matheson, Tokyo. From 1961 the volumes include small sets of semi-official correspondence between Tokyo and Taipei. The correspondents are I.F. Aucott, B.E. Bolton, J.J.G. Brown, H. Flint, S.R. Hawke, J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick, M.P. Keyes, D.W.N. Landale, G.Y. Matsumura, D.B. Nelson, L. Norris, F.A. Pollock, A. Reid, J.S. Riggs, W.E.D. Smith and E.F. Watts.


  • Creation: 1949-1970


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.


18 volume(s) (18 volumes)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Related Materials

J1/123, J1/157 and J1/162 contain the semi-official correspondence between London and Tokyo for the years 1955-1957 (copies belonging to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong).

J1/220 and J1/256 contain Matheson & Co. Ltd's copies of the correspondence between London and Tokyo.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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