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Property letters from Shanghai to London, 7 Dec. 1945-28 July 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J2/51

Scope and Contents

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

1. No. P.2 from H.H. Lennox to D.F. Landale, 7 December 1945. A note records that no. P.1 of 20 November 1945 was cancelled.

2. Nos P.2A, P.2B, P.2C, P.2D, P.3, P.3A, P.4-8, P.8A, P.9-16, P.18 and P.20-34 from J.H. Keswick to D.F. Landale and F.A. Pollock, 14 February-19 December 1946. The following letters were transferred from the semi-official correspondence series and their numbers have been altered by hand: P.2A (originally S/O no. 109), P.2B (S/O no. 120), P.2C (S/O no. 155), P.2D (S/O no. 161), P.3A (S/O no. 223), P.8A (S/O no. 318), and P.9 (S/O no. 326).

3. Nos P.35-86 from J.H. Keswick (mainly) and F.A. Pollock to D.F. Landale (mainly) and F.A. Pollock, 11 January-30 December 1947.

4. Nos P.87-118 from J.H. Keswick and F.A. Pollock to D.F. Landale, 16 January-23 December 1948.

5. Nos P.1-29 from J.H. Keswick to R. Gordon and D.F. Landale, 15 January-21 December 1949.

6. Nos P.1-2 from J.H. Keswick to D.F. Landale, 10 March-21 August 1950.

7. Nos P.1-18 and 20-39 from I.D. Bruce, R. Gordon and H.H. Lennox to J.H. Keswick and D.F. Landale, 1 February-11 December 1951.

8. Nos P.40-110 from R. Gordon and H.H. Lennox to J.H. Keswick, 9 January-31 December 1952.

9. Nos P.1-31 from H.H. Lennox to R. Gordon and (mainly) J.H. Keswick, 16 January-25 November 1953.

10. Nos P.1-12 from Thomas Beesley and H.H. Lennox to R. Gordon, 4 January-28 July 1954.

The file includes the following subjects (among others):

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

E: Ewo Lodge; Ewo Silk Filature.

F: Falconer Estate; Dr J. Falconer's Trust; Foochow Godown C; Foochow property.

G: Granada Estate.

H: Hankow property; Hogg properties; H.E. Howard Estate; Nos 272 and 274 Hungjao Road; No. 502 Hungjao Road; Nos 1650 and 1652 Hungjao Road.

I: Indo-China godowns, Tientsin.

J: Japan properties; Jardine Estate; Sir J.W.B. Jardine's properties.

L: Lloyd's Register of Shipping furniture.

P: Peking; property agreement.

R: Rentals.

S: Société Immobilière de Shanghai.

T: Tamsui property Lot E; Tientsin Lot No. 11.

W: Mrs Hilda Waller; Henry Whistler Estate, Hankow.

The folder is labelled 'File I'.


  • Creation: 7 Dec. 1945-28 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

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1 folder(s) (1 folder)

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Copies

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

Related Materials

J2/27/1 includes no. P.19, 30 September 1946, which is missing from this file.

Repository Details

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