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Semi-official letters from Hong Kong to Singapore, 1954-1978

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/200

Scope and Contents

An incomplete series of copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to Henry Waugh & Co. Ltd, Henry Waugh Ltd, Jardine Waugh Ltd and Jardine Matheson Holdings (S.E.A.) Ltd, Singapore, with enclosed letters and papers. Between 1970 and 1974 the letters include weekly circular letters from Hong Kong reporting on local developments. These letters were excluded from the files from November 1974 and replaced by notes indicating that the missing letters were weekly letters sent to multiple offices.

The correspondents are A.D. Angus, I.F. Aucott, H.D.M. Barton, Boon Yoon Chiang, 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, J.A. Heywood, E.J.V. Hutt, F.M.V. Johnstone, H.N.L. Keswick, J.H. Keswick, S.L. Keswick, R.C. Kwok, D.W.N. Landale, L.E.C. Letts, D.D.B. McLeod, G.L. Marshall, R.E. Moore, D.K. Newbigging, G.M.R. Pearson, R. Shoppee, H. Sidbury, M.M. Smith, E.F. Watts and H.A. Waugh.


  • Creation: 1954-1978


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.


19 file(s) (19 ring-binders)

3 folder(s) (3 folders)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 29 August 2014.

Existence and Location of Copies

The copies of the letters belonging to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, can be found in J1/129 (1954-1975), J1/299 (1976-1977) and J1/300 (1978), which also include the weekly letters missing from the latter part of this series. J1/129 contains indexes to the letters.


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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