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Semi-official and property correspondence of Hong Kong and London, 1958

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/163

Scope and Contents

Property correspondence of Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and semi-official correspondence of Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, with enclosures. Most of the correspondence is with the British West Indies.

HONG KONG AND TOKYO

1. Original property letter no. P.1 from L. Norris, Jardine Matheson, Tokyo, to E.F. Watts, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, 25 August 1958.

2. Copies of property letters nos P.1-2 from E.F. Watts, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to L. Norris, Jardine Matheson, Tokyo, 21 August-24 October 1958.

The subjects covered include Japan properties and the lease for 21 Yamashita-cho.

HONG KONG AND TAIPEI

1. Copies of property letters nos P.1-2 from I.D. Bruce, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to B.E. Bolton, Jardine Matheson, Taipei, 11 April 1958 (both letters).

2. Copies of property letters nos P.1-2 from B.E. Bolton, Jardine Matheson, Taipei, to H.D.M. Barton, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, 19 April 1958 (both letters).

The subjects covered include Keeling property and staff housing at Taipei.

HONG KONG AND ROBIN GORDON

Original semi-official letter no. R.G.1 from R. Gordon, Jardine, Matheson & Co. (Caribbean) Ltd, Port of Spain, Trinidad, to H.D.M. Barton, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, 10 March 1958, informing him of the return of the Firm's Private Supplement to Bentley's Second Phrase Code.

HONG KONG AND BRITISH WEST INDIES

1. Original semi-official letters nos 1-8 from G.J.P. Carey, Jardine, Matheson & Co. (Caribbean) Ltd, Port of Spain, to H.D.M. Barton, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, 16 January-29 May 1958.

2. Copies of semi-official letters nos 1-5 from H.D.M. Barton and D.C. Geddes, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to G.J.P. Carey, Jardine, Matheson & Co. (Caribbean) Ltd, Port of Spain, 4 January-20 May 1958.

The subjects covered include the closure of the office; M.V. 'Johann Ahlers', U.S. dollar freight; S.S. 'West Indian' - termination of service; and West Indies Navigation Co. directors.

LONDON AND ROBIN GORDON

1. Copies of semi-official letters nos R.G.1-6 from R. Gordon, Port of Spain, Trinidad, to W.J. Keswick, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 24 January-11 April 1958, with one unnumbered letter from Gordon, San Francisco, to Keswick, London, 21 March 1958. No. 6 encloses a report on Trinidad, including sections on politics, Federation, budget, social problems, oil, Caribbean Resorts (Trinidad) Ltd, Colonial Development Corporation, tourism, East Caribbean Currency Commission, housing, warehousing, McBride and George F. Huggins & Co.

2. Copies of letters nos R.G. 17, 18, 21 and 22 from W.J. Keswick, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to R. Gordon, Port of Spain, 28 January-5 March 1958. Nos 19 and 20 have been transferred to other files, but there are sheets listing their contents. The letters are preceded by a copy of semi-official letter no. 265 from W.J. Keswick, London, to G.J.P. Carey, Port of Spain, 28 January 1958.

The subjects covered include G.J.P. Carey; graving dock and slipway at Port of Spain; Port of Spain; Royal Netherlands Harbour Works Co. Ltd; repair shop at Maracaibo, Venezuela; Shell Co, wharf; Trinidad; and the West Indies Navigation Co..

LONDON AND BRITISH WEST INDIES

1. Copies of semi-official letters nos 1-26 from G.J.P. Carey, Jardine, Matheson & Co. (Caribbean) Ltd, Port of Spain, to W.J. Keswick, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 3 January-5 June 1958.

2. Copies of semi-official letters nos 261-264 and 266-277 from W.J. Keswick, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to G.J.P. Carey, Jardine, Matheson & Co. (Caribbean) Ltd, Port of Spain, 8 January-14 May 1958. No. 265 is in the previous section of R.G. correspondence.

The subjects covered include Barbados; Booker's shipping; Colonial Development Corporation advances; Federal Elections; fire on M.V. 'Balzac'; Alan Grieve; M.V. 'Johann Ahlers'; presentation to Captain Tasker; regional shipping - Saguenay Shipping Ltd; Shipping Association of Trinidad; Trinidad Chamber of Commerce; West Indies Inter-Island Shipping Service; S.S. 'West Indian'; West Indies Navigation Co.; and West Indies Navigation Co. accounts.

Dates

  • 1958

Conditions Governing Access

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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf.

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.

Extent

1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Related Materials

J1/174 includes an unnumbered letter from the British West Indies to Hong Kong, 2 June 1958, which is missing from this volume.

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