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Property correspondence between Hong Kong and Swatow, 16 Apr. 1929-29 Apr. 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/10

Scope and Contents

Copies of property correspondence between Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong and Swatow, with enclosed letters and papers:

1. Nos P.15-41, 43-50 and 52-56 from B.D.F. Beith, R.E. Coxon, W.J. Keswick and J.J. Paterson, Hong Kong, to G.H. Bowker and W.H. Tindal King, Swatow, 25 April 1929-29 April 1936.

2. Nos P.43-92 and 94-96 from G.H. Bowker and W.H. Tindal King, Swatow, to B.D.F. Beith, R.E. Coxon, W.J. Keswick and J.J. Paterson, Hong Kong, 16 April 1929-23 September 1935.

There is no index, but the file includes the following subjects (among others):

A: Annual accounts.

K: No. 4 Property - Kakchioh; Kakchioh reclamation.

L: Lot No. S.22 - native dwelling house behind office; Lot No. S.38.

N: Netherlands Harbour Works Co.

R: Road widening.

S: Swatow reclamation.

T: Chinese house tax and sanitation tax.

The ring-binder is labelled 'Ports. Swatow. Property'.


  • Creation: 16 Apr. 1929-29 Apr. 1936


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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.

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1 file(s) (1 ring-binder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, October 2010.

Related Materials

J1/14/1 includes no. P.42 from Hong Kong to Swatow, 5 January 1934, and J1/14/2 includes no. P.51 from Hong Kong to Swatow, 7 June 1935, and P. 93 from Swatow to Hong Kong, 20 August 1935, which are missing from this file. No. P.51 was originally a semi-official letter numbered 215.

Repository Details

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