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Semi-official letters from London to Calcutta, 2 Nov. 1950-30 Dec. 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/214

Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official letters 1-405 and 407-426 from W.J. Keswick (mainly), H. Flint, J.H. Keswick and W.E.D. Smith, Matheson & Co. Ltd, to Sir J.D.K. Brown, Sir G.M. Mackinlay E.A. Paterson and J.V. Jardine Paterson, Jardine Henderson Ltd, Calcutta, with enclosed letters and papers. A note records that letter no. 406 was cancelled. The subjects covered include accounts, the 'Eastern Saga' smuggling case, Indian taxation, Matheson & Co.'s Calcutta branch, tea, the Triton Insurance Co. Ltd and staff. The ring-binder is labelled 'Outwards Calcutta 1950 to 1960 1' on the spine.


  • Creation: 2 Nov. 1950-30 Dec. 1960


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 file(s) (1 ring-binder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Repository Details

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