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Property correspondence between Hong Kong, London and Shanghai, 1921-1941

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/2

Scope and Contents

Property correspondence between Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, and Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong and Shanghai, with enclosed letters, agreements, plans and other papers. The series begins with a sequence of numbered property letters from London to either Hong Kong or Shanghai. The later volumes also include property letters from Hong Kong and Shanghai to London and property correspondence between Hong Kong and Shanghai. The property letters from London to Hong Kong are either originals (J1/1-5) or copies (J1/6-9); all the property letters from Shanghai to Hong Kong are originals; the remaining property letters are all copies. The correspondents are R.M. Austin, B.D.F. Beith, D.G.M. Bernard, John Johnstone, J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick, David Landale, D.F. Landale, L.N. Leefe, D.L. Newbigging, J.J. Paterson, F.A. Pollock, A. Brooke Smith and A.B. Stewart.


  • Creation: 1921-1941


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.


9 volume(s) (9 volumes)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, June 1990.

Existence and Location of Originals

The originals of letters nos P.126-201 from Shanghai to London can be found in J2/4.

Existence and Location of Copies

Copies of letters nos P.101-460 from London to Hong Kong and Shanghai, 1921-1939, can be found in J2/3.


The originals of letters nos P.126-201 from Shanghai to London can be found in J2/4.


Former reference: J5, J6

Repository Details

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