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Semi-official letters from Hong Kong to British West Indies, 17 Sep. 1954-20 May 1958

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/189

Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to G.J.P. Carey and R.E. Shea, West Indies Navigation Co. Ltd (1954-1955) and Jardine, Matheson & Co. (Caribbean) Ltd (1955-1958), with some enclosed letters and papers. There are also semi-official R.G. letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to Robin Gordon (of Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong) during Gordon's visit to Trinidad:

1. Nos 1-2 from R. Gordon to R.E. Shea, Barbados, 17 September 1954 and 1 October 1954, and 3-8 from R. Gordon to R.E Shea, Port of Spain, Trinidad, 19 November-23 December 1954.

2. Nos 1-24 from H.D.M. Barton, R. Gordon, J.H. Keswick and E.F. Watts to R.E. Shea, Port of Spain, 8 January-18 November 1955.

3. Nos 1-24 from H.D.M. Barton, I.D. Bruce, D.C. Geddes and E.F. Watts to G.J.P. Carey, Port of Spain, 9 January-15 December 1956.

4. Nos 1-18 from H.D.M. Barton, I.D. Bruce and D.C. Geddes to G.J.P. Carey, Port of Spain, 5 January-21 September 1957.

5. Nos 1-5 from H.D.M. Barton and D.C. Geddes to G.J.P. Carey, Port of Spain, 4 January-20 May 1958.

6. Nos R.G. 1-4 from H.D.M. Barton to R. Gordon, Port of Spain, 20 July-23 December 1957.

The ring-binder is numbered 'File I'.

Dates

  • Creation: 17 Sep. 1954-20 May 1958

Creator

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 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 file(s) (1 ring-binder)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 5 June 2015.

Existence and Location of Copies

A complete set of copies of the letters belonging to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, can be found in the following volumes:

1. Letters to the West Indies Navigation Co. Ltd and Jardine, Matheson & Co. (Caribbean) Ltd, 1954 (J1/161), 1955 (J1/115/1), 1956 (J1/115/2), 1957 (J1/115/4), and 1958 (J1/163).

2. Letters to Robin Gordon, J1/115/4.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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