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Property letters from Shanghai to Hankow, 9 Mar. 1928-20 Nov. 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/13

Scope and Contents

Copies of property letters nos P.184-287, 289-340, 342-388, 393, 395-412 and 415-422 from R.M. Austin, B.D.F. Beith, J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick, D.F. Landale, J.J. Paterson, F.A. Pollock and G.W. Sheppard, Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to H.A. Allan, W.S. Dupree, H.H. Lennox and A.E. Smith, Jardine Matheson, Hankow, 5 April 1929-20 November 1941, with enclosed letters and papers. Letter no. 387 of 27 April 1939 has been numbered incorrectly as no. 381. There are also extracts of semi-official letters nos 18 from Hankow to Shanghai, 11 March 1929, and 104 from Shanghai to Hankow, 21 March 1929.

The enclosures include copies of a letter from R.C.L. d'Anjou, Commissioner of Customs, Hankow, to the Administrator, Jardine Estate, regarding the cost of maintaining roads, policing, etc., on the Jardine Estate, 9 March 1928, and a reply from the Estate Office, Jardine Matheson, Hankow, 10 April 1928, and a plan of the proposed new Bund, S.A.D., No. 3, Hankow, February 1930.

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

A: Agent (H.A. Allan); Agent's Residence.

B: Butterfield & Swire.

C: China Grass; Coal; Correspondence; Changsha; Castlemilk Estate; Currency.

H: Hankow Light & Power Co. Ltd; Hankow (General); Hankow Light & Power Co. Ltd.

I: Ichang; Imports; Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.

J: Jardine Estate; Japanese Concession.

M: Monthly Report.

P: Produce and Commodities; Property General; Private Office.

S: Staff; S.A.D. 3.

T: Tachimen.

W: Wood Oil.

The folder is labelled 'Ports. To Hankow. Property'.


  • Creation: 9 Mar. 1928-20 Nov. 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.


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