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

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/216

Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official letters from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, with enclosed letters and papers. The later files include monthy letters reporting on Matheson & Co. Ltd and weekly letters reporting on developments in London in general. The correspondents are I.F. Aucott, H.D.M. Barton, D.I. Bosanquet, J.J.G. Brown, J.G. Curtis, H. Flint, D.C. Geddes, R. Gordon, M.S. Henderson, M.A.R. Herries, E.J.V. Hutt, H.N.L. Keswick, J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick, D.F. Landale, D.P.F. Maxwell, D.S. Middleditch, S. Murray, D.K. Newbigging, D.L. Newbigging, L. Norris, J.F. Owen, J.J. Paterson, R.B. Polk, F.A. Pollock, A. Reid, R. Shoppee, H. Sidbury, W.E.D. Smith, Sir Humphrey Trevelyan and E.F. Watts.


  • 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 & 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 to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.


32 file(s) (32 ring-binders)

16 folder(s) (16 folders)

2 bundle(s) (2 bundles)

1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Originals

J1/138 contains the originals of the correspondence, and includes indexes to the letters.


J1/138 contains the originals of some of the correspondence, including indexes to the letters.


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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