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General correspondence, 1937-1960 (mainly 1945-1960)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J11/2/1

Scope and Contents

Private and confidential correspondence and other letters and papers regarding a wide range of subjects, including some files of non-correspondence, including telegrams, telephone conversations and minutes of meetings.


  • Creation: 1937-1960 (mainly 1945-1960)


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.


73 file(s) (73 ring-binders)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

The files were originally part of an accession of three tin trunks received in 1993, some of the contents of which were returned to storage in London.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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