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Private and confidential letters from Tokyo to London, 1 Feb. 1950-18 Feb. 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J4/36

Scope and Contents

Original private and confidential letters from Jardine Matheson, Tokyo, to Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, with enclosed letters and papers:

1. Nos 1-6 from F.A. Pollock to W.J. Keswick, 1 February-24 May 1950.

2. Nos 1-24, 26-29 and 31-32 from F.A. Pollock to W.J. Keswick, 18 January-10 December 1951. There are notes recording that no. 25 was renumbered and transferred to another series, and that no. 30 was cancelled.

3. Nos 1-15 from F.A. Pollock and E.F. Watts to W.J. Keswick, 29 January-11 December 1952.

4. Nos 16-20 from E.F. Watts to W.J. Keswick, 28 January-8 December 1953.

5. No. 1 from E.F. Watts to W.J. Keswick, 18 February 1954.

The folder is labelled 'File I'.


  • Creation: 1 Feb. 1950-18 Feb. 1954


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 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

J4/15 contains copies of most of the private and confidential letters.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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