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Private and confidential letters from Chungking to London, 30 Apr. 1944-17 Sep. 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J4/20

Scope and Contents

Copies of private and confidential letters from Jardine Matheson, Chungking, to Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, with related letters and papers: nos 1-12, from H.H. Lennox to B.D.F. Beith, 30 April-8 December 1944, and 13-31, from H.H. Lennox to B.D.F. Beith and (mainly) W.J. Keswick, 4 January-17 September 1945. The folder is labelled 'File I'.

There is an index at the beginning of the ring-binder containing the following entries: J.T. Asquith; Aviation; Bombay Office; B.D.F. Beith; British & Chinese Corporation; Correspondence; Chungking; Chinese Government Regulations; China Navigation Co.; China Merchants Steam Navigation Co.; Chinese Legal Codes; Commercial Treaty; English Electric Co. Ltd; Finance; F.B.I.; Victor Farmer; H.Y. Hsu; Jardine, Skinner & Co.; Jardine Engineering Corporation; Insurance; J.H. Keswick; O.K. Loh; New York; Property; Political; John Robinson; Railways; Staff; Neil Starr; Z.T. Tsang; W.H.E. Thomas; Transportation in China; and Oliver Zi.


  • Creation: 30 Apr. 1944-17 Sep. 1945


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.


1 folder(s) (1 folder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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