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Semi-official letters from Tokyo to Hong Kong, 1949-1976

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/156

Scope and Contents

Semi-official letters from Jardine, Matheson & Co. (Japan) Ltd, Tokyo, to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, with enclosed letters and papers, including monthly agency reports and returns and minutes of meetings of the Directors of Jardine, Matheson & Co. (Japan) Ltd in Tokyo. Most of the semi-official letters are originals, but there are also some copies. The correspondents are I.F. Aucott, M.G. Barrow, H.D.M. Barton, N.J. Booker, D.I. Bosanquet, J.J.G. Brown, M.J.E. Chambers, J.V. Godfray, R. Gordon, I.F.H. Grant, M.A.R. Herries, H.F. Hopkins, H.N.L. Keswick, J.H. Keswick, M.P. Keyes, Kohichi Nanjo, D.F. Landale, D.W.N. Landale, G.J. McKenzie, D.D.B. McLeod, G.Y. Matsumura, R.D.P. Michell, D.K. Newbigging, L. Norris, F.A. Pollock, M.L. Railton, J.S. Riggs and E.F. Watts.


  • Creation: 1949-1976


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.


31 volume(s) (31 volumes)

Language of Materials


Related Materials

The letters from Tokyo to Hong Kong for 1948 and 1955, which are missing from this series, can be found in J1/131/1 and J1/157 respectively.

The originals of the letters from Tokyo to Hong Kong for 1964 have not been received, but J1/252/20 contains Matheson & Co. Ltd's copies of these letters.

Repository Details

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