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Letters from Yokohama, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K28

Scope and Contents

Letters from W.B. Walter and Jardine Matheson, Yokohama, to correspondents in London. Most of the letters are to William Keswick, but there are also some to Henry Rogers, Sons & Co. and Wallace Brothers. Many of the letters are manuscript originals, but there are also press and manuscript copies. The letters enclose copies of other letters and telegrams, as well as invoices, memoranda and other papers. There are a few additional documents, including a draft of an agreement for the sale of copper to Jardine Matheson, Yokohama, 1888. The original envelope, which has been retained, is labelled 'Yokohama Letters 1888', and is addressed to B.D.F. Beith, W. Saxmundham, Suffolk.


  • 1888

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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1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

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