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Correspondence re tea, 15 Feb. 1950-31 Dec. 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J11/1/10/4/8

Scope and Contents

The ring-binder is labelled '1950/51 Tea' and '8. Exports', and is divided into two sections:

1. Correspondence between Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and Balfour, Guthrie & Co. Ltd, New York; Jardine, Balfour Inc., New York; and Jardine Matheson, Shanghai and Tokyo, regarding Jardine, Balfour Inc., with related letters and papers, 15 February 1950-31 December 1951.

2. Monthly reports of the tea operations of Jardine, Balfour Inc. for the period 15 November 1949-25 May 1951, with covering letters from the company to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, 20 April 1950-12 June 1951. There is also a copy of the accounts of Jardine, Balfour Inc. for the year ended 31 March 1951, with a memorandum by F.A. Norton regarding the accounts, 21 June 1951.


  • Creation: 15 Feb. 1950-31 Dec. 1951


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.

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1 file(s) (1 ring-binder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 22 March 2013.


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