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Semi-official letters from New York to Hong Kong, 19 Jan. 1956-1 Aug. 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/222

Scope and Contents

A small set of photostats of unnumbered semi-official letters from A. Davidson, H.M. Mennear and C.E. Thompson, Balfour, Guthrie & Co. Ltd, to H.D.M. Barton (mainly) and E.F. Watts, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong. The subjects covered include Canadian shipments of sulphate to China and Jardine, Balfour Inc. The file is labelled 'S.O. New York to Hongkong 1956 [Decided not necessary to continue. Feb./Aug.]'.


  • Creation: 19 Jan. 1956-1 Aug. 1956


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, 5 June 2015.

Related Materials

J1/122/3 contains the originals of all the letters in this file, as well as some later semi-official letters of August and September 1956.

Repository Details

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