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Property letters from Chungking to London, 2 June 1943-30 Nov. 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/25

Scope and Contents

Original property letters from Jardine Matheson, Chungking, to Matheson & Co. Ltd, London:

1. Nos P.1-20 from W.S. Dupree to B.D.F. Beith, 2 June-17 December 1943.

2. Nos P.21-33 from G.P. Charlton and (mainly) H.H. Lennox to B.D.F. Beith, 7 January-12 September 1944.

3. Nos P.34-42 from H.Y. Hsu, H.H. Lennox and A. Wright to W.J. Keswick, 10 April-30 November 1945.

The letters enclose copies of correspondence and other papers, including copies of letters nos 10 (18 August 1943), 11 (24 August 1943), 20 (6 October 1943), 24 (15 November 1943), 1 (7 January 1944), 18 (27 June 1944), 20 (10 July 1944) and 28 (12 September 1944) from Jardine Matheson, Chungking, to Balfour, Guthrie & Co. Ltd, New York; semi-official letter no. 48 from Jardine Matheson, Chungking (unsigned), to B.D.F. Beith, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 18 January 1944; other correspondence of Jardine Matheson, Chungking; and copies of agreements and contracts.

There is an index at the beginning of the ring-binder containing the following entries: Castlemilk Estate; Chungking; Finance; Hankow; Hongkong Bank; Jardine Estate; Indo-China Steam Navigation Co.; J.H. Keswick; Property Sales; Property Rights in China; Tachimen; Wood Oil Installation; and Wuchang.


  • Creation: 2 June 1943-30 Nov. 1945


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

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 17 April 2012.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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