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Private and confidential letters from Hong Kong to London, 1945-1984 (1945-1975 and 1983-1984)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J4/21

Scope and Contents

An incomplete series of private and confidential letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, with enclosed letters and papers. The correspondents are I.F. Aucott, H.D.M. Barton, D.I. Bosanquet, I.D. Bruce, P.J. Collins, W.J. Downey, D.C. Geddes, R. Gordon, M.A.R. Herries, E.J.V. Hutt, H.N.L. Keswick, J.H. Keswick, S.L. Keswick, W.J. Keswick, D.F. Landale, D.W.N. Landale, C.G.R. Leach, H.H. Lennox, P.L. MacDougall, D.D.B. McLeod, G.L. Marshall, R.E. Moore, D.K. Newbigging, J.J. Paterson, F.A. Pollock, R. Shoppee, H. Sidbury, W.E.D. Smith and E.F. Watts. Most of the letters are originals, but there are also some copies. The last file is comprised wholly of copies.


  • Creation: 1945-1984 (1945-1975 and 1983-1984)


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.


24 file(s) (24 ring-binders)

12 folder(s) (12 folders)

Language of Materials


Related Materials

The copies of the letters from Hong Kong to London belonging to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, which cover the period 1945-1992, can be found in J4/7 (1945-1953 and 1956), J4/8 (1954, 1955, 1957-1970, 1974-1981 and 1988-1992), J4/41 (1971-1973 and 1982-1987) and J4/70 (1983).


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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