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Semi-official letters from Hong Kong to London, 1945-1975

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/196

Scope and Contents

Semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents are A.D. Angus, I.F. Aucott, H.D.M. Barton, D.I. Bosanquet, J.J.G. Brown, I.D. Bruce, W.J. Downey, D.C. le F. Edwards, D.C. Geddes, R. Gordon, M.A.R. Herries, H.Y. Hsu, E.J.V. Hutt, H.N.L. Keswick, J.H. Keswick, S.L. Keswick, W.J. Keswick, R.C. Kwok, D.F. Landale, D.W.N. Landale, H.H. Lennox, D.D.B. McLeod, G.L. Marshall, R.E. Moore, D.K. Newbigging, J.J. Paterson, G.M.R. Pearson, M.H. Pickup, F.A. Pollock, R. Shoppee, H. Sidbury and E.F. Watts.

Most of the letters until 1964 are originals, although there are also some copies. From 1965 the letters are copies, with the originals having been transferred to Matheson & Co. Ltd's subject files. Some of these letters include manuscript headings to indicate the name of the file or files in which the original or copies can be found. There are also other annotations made by the recipients in London.


  • Creation: 1945-1975


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.


46 file(s) (46 ring-binders)

7 folder(s) (7 folders)

3 envelope(s) (3 envelopes)

2 bundle(s) (2 bundles)

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Copies

J1/121 contains the copies of the letters belonging to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and includes some letters missing from this series.


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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