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Private and confidential correspondence between London and Hong Kong & Shanghai, 1929-1938

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J4/1

Scope and Contents

Private and confidential correspondence between Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, and Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong and Shanghai, with enclosed letters and papers. The letters from London are in one numbered sequence which alternates between letters to Hong Kong and letters to Shanghai. The letters from Hong Kong and Shanghai to London are in separate numbered sequences. The letters from London to Hong Kong are originals; the other letters are copies. The correspondents are B.D.F. Beith, D.G.M. Bernard, J.H. Keswick, W.J. Keswick, L.N. Leefe and J.J. Paterson.


  • Creation: 1929-1938


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.


3 volume(s) (3 volumes)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, June 1990.


Former reference: J7, J8

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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