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Semi-official letters from Kobe and Osaka to Tokyo, 31 Aug. 1950-7 Sep. 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/207

Scope and Contents

Semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Kobe and Osaka, to Jardine Matheson, Tokyo, with enclosed letters and papers, including monthly reports of the Trading Department:

1. Nos 1-62 from A.R.J. White, Kobe, to F.A. Pollock, 31 August-28 December 1950.

2. Nos 1-71, 73-76, 79-84, 87-97, 99 and 101-128, 8 January-10 December 1951, and 129-133, 4-14 January 1952, from A.R.J. White, Kobe, to F.A. Pollock. Nos 72, 77, 85, 86, 98 and 100 were cancelled.

3. Nos 2-33 from F. Jolly (mainly) and A.R.J. White, Kobe, to F.A. Pollock and E.F. Watts, 7 March-31 December 1952. A note records that no. 1 of 4 February 1952 is not included in the file.

4. Nos 1-26 from F. Jolly, Kobe, to E.F. Watts, 21 January-16 October 1953, and nos 27-33 from F. Jolly, Osaka, to E.F. Watts, 2 November-21 December 1953.

5. Nos 1-26 from F. Jolly, Osaka, to I.F. Aucott and E.F. Watts, 6 January-7 September 1954.

The file also includes copies of private and confidential letters nos 1-4 and 7-9, 4 January-10 April 1951, and no. 1, 18 October 1953, from A.R.J. White, Kobe, to F.A. Pollock, Tokyo, and a circular from Jardine, Matheson & Co. (Japan) Ltd of 26 October 1953 announcing the change of address of its Trading Department and Book Office from Kobe to Osaka with effect from 1 November 1953. The ring-binder is labelled 'File I'.


  • Creation: 31 Aug. 1950-7 Sep. 1954


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.


1 file(s) (1 ring-binder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

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


No. 78 of 1952 is missing without explanation.

Repository Details

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