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Semi-official letters from Singapore to Hong Kong, 4 Jan. 1966-31 Dec. 1966

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/151/17

Scope and Contents

Semi-official letters nos 1-57 and 59-188 from Chan U Seek, F.M.V. Johnstone and (mainly) L.E.C. Letts, Jardine Waugh (Malaya) Ltd, to M.A.R. Herries, with enclosed letters and papers.

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


Trade with Australia; Allis-Chalmers.

Aviation - British Aircraft Corporation (Operating) Ltd, Industrial Products Group, Stevenage; British Aircraft Corporation/Malaysian Airways Ltd; Malaysian Airways Ltd; Westlands Helicopters; Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Corporation Agency for Thailand; Westland Aircraft Ltd - British Hovercraft Corporation.

I.J.L. Addison; Associated Mines; Advertising - 'Investors Chronicle'; Advertising - 'The Times'; Agency Portfolio.

B: British Alcozip Ltd, 169 Regent Street, London, W.1; Berlei Garments; A.E.H. Bulford.

C: Raw Cotton to Bangkok; China Trade Bulletin; Canon Camera Co. Inc.

D: Double Taxation Agreement; Alfred Dunhill Ltd; Dowty Rotol.

E: D.C. le F. Edwards.

F: Funds; Fertiliser; H.M.G. Forsgate; W.C. Fletcher's Retirement.

G: Gas Cylinders.

H: Holidays; Hennessy; Hennessy/Laos.


Investments - New Share Issue - Chemical Co. of Malaysia Ltd; Investments; Conzinc Riotinto Malaysia Ltd/Charter Consolidated; Hongkong & Far Eastern Investment Co. Ltd; Overseas Investment Insurance; Empire Finance Co. Ltd; New Share Issue - Esso Standard Malaya Berhad; Eastern Securities Co. Ltd; Malaysian Investments.

Indonesia; Inventory Control; Lombard Insurance Co. Ltd - Esso Standard Malay Berhad New Issue.

J: Jardine Waugh Ltd Organisation Booklet - New Agencies; Jardine Waugh (Trading) Ltd - Malaysian Turnover Tax; Jardine Waugh Ltd Organisation Charts; Jardine Waugh Ltd - Annual General Meeting; Jardine, Matheson & Co. Quarterly Board Meeting; Jardine Waugh Ltd Interim Dividend; Jardine Mining Sdn Berhard; Jardine Waugh Ltd.

K: John Keswick - Itinerary; W.J. Keswick's Retirement from the Chairmanship of Matheson & Co.; Kennedy Bay Timber Co. Ltd; Simon Keswick.

L: L.E.C. Letts's Visit to London; Lee Thiam Swee; D.B. Lee; E.A. Lowe.

M: Mercantile Credit Co. Ltd; Manufacture/Assembly of Electronic Components; New Malaysian Currency & Commonwealth Preference Regulations; MacMillans.

P: Plantation Agencies Ltd; Plantation Holdings Ltd; S.H. Peek; Private Supplements.

R: Monthly Returns; Quarterly Returns; Monthly Reports; Rio Tinto Zinc; Rolls-Royce/Bristol Siddeley Engines; S.N. Ross.


Staff - Senior Staff Movements; Staff; Thailand; Applications/S. Murray; Regional Assistants' Housing Loan Scheme; Port Dickson Bungalow.

Shipping - George Grimble & Co. Ltd; Container Operations; South African Marine Corporation.

Strike in Malaya; Saigon.

T: Sir Humphrey Trevelyan; Tin; Travel Agencies; Two or Three Things.

U: Uganda Coffee; Unitex; Urwick, Orr & Partners Ltd Returns - 1966 Budgets; Urwick, Orr & Partners Ltd; Liaison with Principals.

V: Vietnam; Varanair; Visitors.

W: West's Piling in Australia; Wilts United Dairies.

Y: Yardley Jardine Ltd.


  • Creation: 4 Jan. 1966-31 Dec. 1966


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.


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Related Materials

A note records that no. 58 of 25 April 1966, regarding R.D. Wyatt, was transferred to the private and confidential correspondence series, although it is not found in the relevant volume for this period (J4/17/9). A copy of the letter can be found in J1/240/13.

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