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Property letters from Hong Kong to Shanghai, 3 Aug. 1923-15 Feb. 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/5

Scope and Contents

Copies of property letters nos P.51-196 from B.D.F. Beith, D.G.M. Bernard and A.B. Stewart, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to R.M. Austin, B.D.F. Beith, J.J. Paterson and A. Brooke Smith, Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, with enclosed letters and papers. B.D.F. Beith worked in both offices during the period covered by the ring-binder. Pencil notes on the letters record that they were originally enclosures to semi-official letters from Hong Kong to London.

There is an index at the beginning of the ring-binder containing the following entries:

A: Amoy.

C: Constituents' Securities; Chungking; Canton; China Sugar Refining Co. Ltd; Correspondence.

F: Furniture.

H: Hong Kong; Hankow.

I: Ichang.

J: Sir Robert Jardine (Generally).

K: Kobe; Kiukiang.

L: O.V. Lanning.

M: J. McCaig.

N: Nanking.

O: Overseer.

P: Profits on Sales; R.J. Paterson; J.J. Paterson; Peking.

R: Registers of Property.

S: Shanghai; Swatow.

T: Tientsin; Tsinanfu; Tongku.

Y: Yokohama.


  • 3 Aug. 1923-15 Feb. 1929

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1 file(s) (1 ring-binder)

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