Private and confidential correspondence between Hong Kong and Shanghai, 1945-1954
Scope and Contents
Private and confidential correspondence between Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong and Shanghai, with related letters and papers. The letters from Hong Kong to Shanghai are copies; the letters from Shanghai to Hong Kong are originals. The earlier volumes also includes telegrams exchanged between the two offices. The correspondents are Thomas Beesley, R. Gordon, J.H. Keswick, D.F. Landale, H.H. Lennox, J.J. Paterson, F.A. Pollock, A.W. Robson and E.F. Watts.
Conditions Governing Access
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf.
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.
9 volume(s) (9 volumes)
Language of Materials
Existence and Location of Copies
J4/22 contains copies of the letters from Hong Kong to Shanghai; J4/31 contains copies of most of the letters from Shanghai to Hong Kong.
- Beesley, Thomas, b 1905
- Gordon, Robert, 1900-1965 (businessman)
- Keswick, Sir John Henry, 1906-1982 (Knight, businessman)
- Lennox, Henry Hutchison, 1891-1958 (businessman)
- Paterson, John Johnstone, 1886-1971 (businessman)
- Pollock, Frederick Arthur, b 1899 (businessman)
- Robson, Arthur Walker, 1900-1956 (businessman)
- Watts, Erik Francis, 1904-1984 (businessman)