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Property correspondence between Hong Kong and Tokyo, 1948-1949

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/31

Scope and Contents

Property correspondence between Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong and Tokyo, with enclosed letters and papers:

1. Copies of letters nos P.1-47 from R. Gordon and D.F. Landale, Hong Kong, to F.A. Pollock and (mainly) M.L. Railton, Tokyo, 6 January-31 December 1949.

2. Original letters nos P.1-65 from M.L. Railton (mainly) and F.A. Pollock, Tokyo, to R. Gordon (mainly) and D.F. Landale, Hong Kong, 4 January-28 December 1949.

3. Original letters nos P.1-16, 16A, 16B and 17-19 from M.L. Railton, Tokyo, to D.F. Landale, Hong Kong, 18 January-4 December 1948. Nos 16A and 16B were formerly semi-official letters nos 52 and 54, and have been renumbered in pen.

4. Copies of letters nos P.1-20 from R. Gordon and (mainly) D.F. Landale, Hong Kong, to M.L. Railton, Tokyo, 14 January-30 December 1948.

At the start of the volume are copies of letter no. P.1 from J.H. Keswick, Shanghai, to M.L. Railton, Tokyo, 25 March 1949, and Railton's unnumbered reply of 2 April 1949, regarding Japan property.

The volume includes the following subjects (among others):

A: No. 20 Asahi-Dai, Negishi, Yokohama; No. 32 Asahi-Dai, Negishi.

B: No. 69 The Bluff, Yokohama; branch registration.

C: Canadian Pacific Railway Co. building, Yokohama.

G: Ex-German houses.

F: Furniture.

J: Japan properties.

K: House at Kamakura; Kobe properties.

L: Lot No. 83, Kyo Machi, Kobe.

M: No. 45 Mikawa Dai, Azabu, Tokyo.

O: Office accommodation.

S: Shibuya house and ground; shipping juniors's accommodation at Yokohama; No. 41 Shioya; Spence, Robinson & Partners; Sumiyoshi property, Kobe.

T: No. 1 House, Tokyo.

Y: Lot No. 22, Yamashita-cho, Yokohama; Lot No. 23, Yamashita-cho - its title deeds and R.G. Bell; Yokohama office.


  • Creation: 1948-1949


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.

Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.


1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, but the binding has broken and has been replaced with treasury tags.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 29 September 2011.

Existence and Location of Copies

J2/46/1 contains copies of the property letters from Hong Kong to Tokyo.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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