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Semi-official letters from Singapore to Sydney, 1963-1977

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/242

Scope and Contents

Copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Waugh Ltd and Jardine Matheson Holdings (S.E.A.) Ltd, Singapore, to Jardine Matheson, Sydney. The series begins with letters to G.R.B. Patterson, Resident Representative in Australia and New Zealand of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd, Jardine Waugh Ltd and the Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd, 1963-1964. Following the establishment of the company's office at Sydney in July 1964, the letters are addressed to Jardine, Matheson & Co. (Australia) Pty Ltd and (from 1974) Jardine Matheson Australia Ltd. The correspondents are Boon Yoon Chiang, Melvin Chan, Chan U Seek, D.R. Davies, W.G.P. Davies, B. Dickinson, G. Ellis, A.M. Fisher, J.A. Heywood, F.M.V. Johnstone, S.L. Keswick, L.E.C. Letts, E.A. Lowe, R.D.P. Michell, G.R.B. Patterson, R.B. Polk and R.C. Sutton.


  • Creation: 1963-1977


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.


3 file(s) (3 ring-binders)

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Copies

J1/169 contains the copies of the letters belonging to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, for the years 1963-1974. Some of the letters in the series have manuscript headings referring to subject files of Matheson & Co Ltd (I21/4) which also contain copies of the letters.

Repository Details

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