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Property letters from Shanghai to Hong Kong, 16 Aug. 1923-9 Feb. 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/6

Scope and Contents

Copies of property letters nos P.65-96, 98-108, 110-133 and 135-269 from R.M. Austin, B.D.F. Beith, J.J. Paterson, G.W. Sheppard and A. Brooke Smith, Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to B.D.F. Beith, D.G.M. Bernard and A.B. Stewart, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, with enclosed letters and papers. B.D.F. Beith worked in both offices during the period covered by the ring-binder. Pencil notes on some of the letters record that they were originally enclosures to semi-official letters from Shanghai to London. A note at the front of the file records that nos 97 and 109 were cancelled. There was no letter number P.134.

Semi-official letter no. P.219 of 7 March 1928 encloses an envelope containing six photographs of the fire brigade at No. 15 Peking Road, Shanghai, following a fire in a flat occupied by George Dallas.

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

A: Assessments; Amoy.

C: Chungking; Chinkiang; Changsha; Correspondence.

E: Ewo Filature.

F: Furniture, etc.

H: Hong Kong; Hankow.

I: Ichang.

J: Sir Robert Jardine (+ Estate of); Japan.

K: Kobe.

N: Nanking.

O: Overseer.

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

R: Register of Property.

S: Constituents' Securities; Shanghai; Swatow; Spence, Robinson & Partners; Szechuan; Siangtan.

T: Tientsin; Tsingtao; Tsinanfu; Tsinan; Tongku.

W: Woosung.

Y: Yokohama.


  • Creation: 16 Aug. 1923-9 Feb. 1929


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

Found among the uncatalogued papers in the archive.

Existence and Location of Originals

J2/1/1-4 contains the originals of the letters.


The originals of the letters can be found in J2/1/1-4.

Repository Details

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