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Property letters from Tientsin to Shanghai, 20 Apr. 1929-25 Sep. 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/21

Scope and Contents

Property letters nos P.95, 97-104, 115-135, 140-152, 154-169, 169, 170, 171, 173-220, 224-228, 230, 231, 233-235, 237-244, 246-255, 257-263, 266-270 and 272-279 from H. Flint, D.L. Newbigging, A.E. Smith and J.C. Taylor, Jardine Matheson, Tientsin, to R.M. Austin, B.D.F. Beith, J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick and F.A. Pollock, Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, with enclosed letters and papers.

There appears to have been an error in the numbering after letter no. P.104: no. P.115 is labelled in pencil 'Should this be 105'. There are two letters numbered P.169, dated 1 and 16 February 1934 respectively. Some letters are filed out of sequence.

The file includes the following subjects (among others):

A: Agent's house (Lot No. 21, Racecourse Property).

B: British Concession Lots Nos 3, 12 and 17; Bund cargo spaces - Sections 7 and 8.

C: Crown Leases.

D: Deutsch-Asiatische Bank.

E: Ewo Hong (Lot No. 15).

G: Godowns B and C, Lot No. 15; Tientsin godowns.

H: Hai-ho Conservancy Commission.

I: Indo-China rentals.

M: British military authorities' lease of Property No. 5, Lot No. 11.

N: Newchwang property.

P: Peiping property; Peking property.

T: Tongku (Tangku) bungalow; Tongku Lot No. 5; Tongku railway siding (Lot No. 11); taxation.


  • Creation: 20 Apr. 1929-25 Sep. 1941


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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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

J1/76 includes property letters nos P.96, P.105-108, P.110-112, P.114, P.153, P.172, P.236 and P.280 from Tientsin to Shanghai, 1929-1941, which are missing from this file.

Repository Details

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