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Correspondence re Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd, 1939-1954

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J12/8

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series:

Files compiled by Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, of selected correspondence of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd and other correspondents regarding particular subjects, with related papers. Much of the material concerns the closure in 1954 of the China offices of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd and its subsidiaries and the transfer of their assets and liabilities to the state-operated Chung Hwa Development Company on 1 October 1954. The papers divide into five main groups: the firm's China offices (J12/1-2), staff (J12/3-5), subsidiary companies (J12/6-9), properties (J12/10-12), trade in commodities (J12/13-16), and other (J12/17-18). Some documents are in Chinese.


  • Creation: 1939-1954


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.


3 folder(s) (3 folders)

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Repository Details

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