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Property letters from London to Hong Kong and Shanghai, 14 July 1921-6 Dec. 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/3

Scope and Contents

Copies of property letters nos P.101-460 from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The volume does not include the enclosures to the original letters, but includes lists of their contents. The correspondents are B.D.F. Beith, D.G.M. Bernard, John Johnstone, W.J. Keswick, David Landale, D.F. Landale, L.N. Leefe, J.J. Paterson, A. Brooke Smith and A.B. Stewart.

There is an index loose inside the volume containing the following entries:

A: Amoy; Agreement (Sir Robert/Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd).

B: Building Programme; John Bell-Irving Jnr; Bubbling Well Road; Helen Burdon.

C: Chungking; Crown Leases; Canton; Changsha; Chinkiang; Correspondence; Cheng Tsze Yuen.

E: Ewo Stables.

G: General.

H: Hankow; Hong Kong; Hungjao; Hsiakwan; Hogg Properties in Shanghai; Hankow; Hongkong & China Property Co.

J: Sir R.W.B. Jardine; Sir John W.B. Jardine; Indo-China Steam Navigation Co.

K: Kobe; Kiukiang.

L: Lanydoo.

M: The Mount; Morrison Hill.

N: Nagasaki; Nanking; Newchwang.

P: Property Register; Profit on Sales of Land, etc., belonging to the Firm; Pootung; Pei-Tai-Ho Land; Peking Property; Property Insurance; Policy.

R: Race Club.

S:: Shanghai; Singapore; Swatow; Soochow; Shidzuoka; Shasi.

T: Tientsin (and Tongku); Takao; Tsingtao; Taipei; Tsinanfu; Tachimen; Tamsui.

W: Wanchai; Whiteaway, Laidlaw & Co.; Woosung Property; Wei-hai-wei; Wuhu.

Y: Yohohama.

The volume is labelled 'No. 1. Property Letter Book' on the spine.


  • 14 July 1921-6 Dec. 1939

Conditions Governing Access

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.


1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The volume was found among the uncatalogued papers in the Archive. The index was received as part of an accession from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 19 April 2018.

Existence and Location of Originals

J2/2 contains the originals of the letters.


The letters are copies of property letters found in J2/2.


Repository Details

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