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Private and confidential and other correspondence re Mount Trading Co. Ltd, 1947-1955

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J4/19

Scope and Contents

Private and confidential correspondence, other correspondence and related papers of and regarding the Mount Trading Co. Ltd. There are six main sections: miscellaneous telegrams; weekly P.L. letters from the Mount Trading Co. Ltd, Hong Kong, to Samuel Montagu & Co./Samuel Montagu & Co. Ltd, London; accounts of the Mount Trading Co. Ltd and related companies; private and confidential and semi-official correspondence of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd; official correspondence of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd and other correspondents; and miscellaneous correspondence. The main correspondents are the Mount Trading Co. Ltd, Hong Kong; Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo; Matheson & Co. Ltd, London; Samuel Montagu & Co./Samuel Montagu & Co. Ltd, London; and Balfour, Guthrie & Co. Ltd, New York.


  • Creation: 1947-1955


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.


6 volume(s) (6 volumes)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 29 September 2011.


For further information see P. & C. No. 68 from London to Hong Kong, 3 October 1946, and the relevant letters in the volume of P. & C. correspondence between London and Hong Kong for 1947.

Repository Details

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