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Property letters from Hong Kong to Shanghai, 20 Nov. 1945-19 July 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/44

Scope and Contents

Copies of property letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, with enclosed letters and papers:

1. Nos P.1 from J.J. Paterson to R. Gordon, 20 November 1945, and P.2 from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, to H.H. Lennox, 22 December 1945. The second letter is unsigned.

2. Nos P.3-27 from D.F. Landale, F.A. Pollock and J.C. Taylor to J.H. Keswick (mainly) and H.H. Lennox, 12 January-28 December 1946. No. 27 was numbered originally as P.47, but has been corrected in pen.

3. Nos P.1, P.2, P.2A and P.3-49 from R. Gordon, D.F. Landale and F.A. Pollock to J.H. Keswick, 3 January-24 December 1947. No. P.2A was originally semi-official letter no. 35, but the number has been altered in pencil.

4. Nos P.1-24 from R. Gordon and (mainly) D.F. Landale to J.H. Keswick, 3 February-14 December 1948.

5. Nos P.1-22 from R. Gordon and (mainly) D.F. Landale to J.H. Keswick, 3 January-30 December 1949.

6. Nos P.1-6 from D.F. Landale and E.F. Watts to J.H. Keswick, 11 January-28 August 1950.

7. Nos P.1-39 from J.H. Keswick and D.F. Landale to R. Gordon and H.H. Lennox, 16 January-29 December 1951.

8. Nos P.1-48 from J.H. Keswick (mainly) and E.F. Watts to R. Gordon and H.H. Lennox, 3 January-6 December 1952.

9. Nos P.1-29 from R. Gordon and (mainly) J.H. Keswick to H.H. Lennox, 23 January-30 December 1953.

10. Nos P.1-2 from R. Gordon to H.H. Lennox, 26 January 1954 and 10 February 1954, and P.3-4 from R. Gordon to Thomas Beesley, 28 June 1954 and 19 July 1954.

The file includes the following subjects (among others):

B: Block A, Shanghai.

C: Canadian Pacific Railways (C.P.R.); Chungking property.

E: Ewo Lodge; exchange rates.

F: Falconer Estate; Dr J. Falconer Trust; Foochow bungalow; Foochow property; Formosa property.

H: La Hacienda Ltd; Hankow property; Hogg properties; Howard Estate; Hungjao land; Nos 272 and 274 Hungjao Road.

I: Indo-China godowns.

J: Japan property; Sir J.W.B. Jardine's property.

L: Lloyd's Register of Shipping furniture.

M: Mrs Helen McBain.

P: Peking; property agreement between Sir J.W.B. Jardine and Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd.

R: Rentals.

S: Siangtan property, Société Immobilière de Shanghai; Swatow godowns.

T: Tientsin Lot No. 11; Tientsin property.

W: Henry Whistler Estate.

The ring-binder is labelled 'File I'.


  • Creation: 20 Nov. 1945-19 July 1954


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


Existence and Location of Copies

Copies of the letters can found in J2/27 (1945-1949) and J2/32 (1950-1954).

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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