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Correspondence of Shanghai Shipping Office, 1938-1954

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J14

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and related papers of the Shipping Office/Department, Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, as Agents of the Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd and other shipping lines. Much of the correspondence is comprised of copies of letters, but there are also some original letters to the firm. Some documents are in Chinese.


  • 1938-1954

Conditions Governing Access

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.


7 archive box(es) (7 boxes)

Language of Materials



Related Materials

Series A9/5 and F include further papers of the Shanghai Shipping Office.


Repository Details

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