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Semi-official letters from Hong Kong to Korea, 1948-1963

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/194

Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to Jardine Matheson, Korea, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents are I.F. Aucott, H.D.M. Barton, D.I. Bosanquet, I.D. Bruce, W.K. Corneck, D.C. Geddes, R. Gordon, M.A.R. Herries, R.D. Johnstone, F. Jolly, J.H. Keswick, D.F. Landale, A. Montgomery, D.B. Nelson, G.M.R. Pearson and E.F. Watts.

Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd employed an Agent at Seoul from 1947. The company's office was registered by the Korean authorities in 1955, and operated until 1963.


  • Creation: 1948-1963


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

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.


2 file(s) (2 ring-binders)

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Copies

A complete set of copies of the semi-official letters (including all the unnumbered letters) can be found in the following volumes of Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong: J1/137 (1948-1949), J1/119 (1955), J1/120/1 (1956), J1/120/2 (1957), J1/124 (1958), J1/120/3 (1959), J1/124/2 (1960), J1/124/3 (1961), J1/124/4 (1962) and J1/120/4 (1963).

Repository Details

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