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Semi-official letters from London to British West Indies, 1954-1958

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/212

Scope and Contents

Semi-official letters from J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick and W.E.D. Smith, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to G.J.P. Carey and R.E. Shea, West Indies Navigation Co. Ltd and Jardine, Matheson & Co. (Caribbean) Ltd, Barbados and Port of Spain, Trinidad, with enclosed letters and papers. The initial correspondence is with R.E. Shea as the representative of the West Indies Navigation Co. Ltd in the British West Indies (B.W.I.). Following the establishment of Jardine, Matheson & Co. (Caribbean) Ltd during 1955, the subsequent correspondence is with this agency. Much of the material relates to the West Indies Navigation Co. Ltd.


  • Creation: 1954-1958


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

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1 folder(s) (1 folder)

1 file(s) (1 ring-binder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 23 October 2012.

Existence and Location of Copies

J1/115/1, J1/115/3, J1/115/4, J1/161 and J1/163 contain copies of the semi-official correspondence, but are missing some of the enclosures found in these files.

Repository Details

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