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Private and confidential letters from Hong Kong to Tokyo, 12 Oct. 1949-23 May 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J4/24

Scope and Contents

Copies of private and confidential letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, to Jardine Matheson, Tokyo, with related letters and papers:

1. Nos 1-9 from R. Gordon to F.A. Pollock and M.L. Railton, 12 October-16 December 1949.

2. Nos 1-16, 18-22, 24-34, 37, 38 and 40-59 from R. Gordon and D.F. Landale to F.A. Pollock, 4 January-23 December 1950.

3. Nos 1-66 from R. Gordon, J.H. Keswick and D.F. Landale to F.A. Pollock, 2 January-15 December 1951.

4. Nos 1-55 from J.H. Keswick (mainly), H.H. Lennox and E.F. Watts to F.A. Pollock and E.F. Watts, 8 January-22 December 1952.

5. Nos 1-35 from R. Gordon and J.H. Keswick to E.F. Watts, Tokyo, 10 January-1 December 1953.

6. Nos 1-41 from J.H. Keswick and (mainly) R. Gordon to E.F. Watts, 8 January-22 December 1954.

7. Nos 1-2 from R. Gordon to E.F. Watts, 4 January-18 February 1955

8. An unnumbered letter from H.D.M. Barton to E.F. Watts, 23 May 1957.

The ring-binder is labelled 'File I'.


  • Creation: 12 Oct. 1949-23 May 1957


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 file(s) (1 ring-binder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Existence and Location of Copies

Copies of the letters of 1949-1955 can be found in J4/11 (1949-1954) and J4/16 (1955).

Related Materials

J4/16 includes two unnumbered P. & C. letters from Hong Kong to Tokyo for 1956 which are not found in this file.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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