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Private and confidential letters from London to Hong Kong, 29 Apr. 1938-7 Aug. 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J4/6

Scope and Contents

Copies of private and confidential letters nos 201-225, 29 April-18 November 1938, nos 226-227, 19-21 April 1939, and unnumbered, 7 April-7 August 1941, from B.D.F. Beith, D.G.M. Bernard and A.B. Stewart, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to D.F. Landale and J.J. Paterson, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong.

There is an index at the beginning of the ring-binder containing the following entries: Estate of A. Brooke Smith; Chambers Wharf Co.; China Association; Canton Insurance; Financial; Hong Kong; Insurance; Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd; Jardine, Matheson & Co.; H.H. Lennox; A. Murdoch; D.L. Newbigging; Political; Private Office; Staff; 'The Times'; J.C. Taylor; and Workmen's Compensation.


  • Creation: 29 Apr. 1938-7 Aug. 1941


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 folder(s) (1 folder)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, but the front cover is detached from the folder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 14 December 2012.

Repository Details

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