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Private and confidential letters from London to British West Indies, 4 Jan. 1956-14 Nov. 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J4/25

Scope and Contents

Copies of private and confidential letters nos 1-7, 4 January-18 October 1956, and 8-19, 16 January-11 November 1957, from J.H. Keswick and W.J. Keswick, Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to G.J.P. Carey, Jardine, Matheson & Co. (Caribbean) Ltd, Port of Spain, with related letters and papers. The file also includes a copy of R.G. P. & C. no. 1 from W.J. Keswick, [London], to R. Gordon, Port of Spain, 23 September 1957; an original handwritten letter, R.G. P. & C. no. 1, from R. Gordon, Port of Spain, to W.J. Keswick, [London], 16 September 1957, with a typescript copy; and a copy of R.G. P. & C. no. 1 from R. Gordon, [Port of Spain], to H. Barton, [Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong], 14 November 1957. The R.G. letters concern G.J.P. Carey's personal circumstances. The folder is labelled 'File I'.


  • Creation: 4 Jan. 1956-14 Nov. 1957


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.


1 folder(s) (1 folder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Existence and Location of Copies

J4/16 contains copies of private and confidential letters nos 1-19.

Repository Details

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