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Correspondence on the Rawang Tin Mining Co. Ltd, 1887-1889

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K26

Scope and Contents

Copies of correspondence between Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and Messrs W.R. Scott & Co., Singapore, regarding the Rawang Tin Mining Company Ltd. The correspondence is in two parts. The first part consists of manuscript and press copies of correspondence between W.R. Scott & Co. and Jardine Matheson, 5 March 1889-8 May 1889, regarding the Rawang Tin Mining Concession. This includes a cutting of an article from the 'Straits Times', 9 April 1889, which is mentioned in Jardine, Matheson & Co.'s letter of 26 April. The second part of the correspondence is comprised of manuscript and press copies of correspondence of 8 May-15 October 1899 between Jardine, Matheson & Co.; W.R. Scott & Co.; J.W. French, Singapore; William Keswick, London; and J.S. Thomson, Singapore. This includes copies of telegrams from Jardine, Matheson & Co.; W.R. Scott & Co.; William Keswick; the British Resident, Selangor; and the Colonial Secretary, Singapore. There is also a manuscript copy of the grant of a mining concession in the State of Selangor from William Paterson of Shanghai to the Rawang Tin Mining Company Ltd, 6 September 1887. The original envelope (which has been retained) is numbered 32, and is labelled '1889: Rawang Tin Mining Company'.


  • 1887-1889

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

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