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Correspondence on Sir Robert Jardine's property, 1898-1906

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K34

Scope and Contents

Manuscript and typescript correspondence (including some copies) regarding Sir Robert Jardine's properties in the East and his property account:

E.F. Alford, Shanghai, to J.J. Bell-Irving, Hong Kong, 4 January 1898.

J.J. Bell-Irving, Hong Kong, to William Keswick, London, 17 January 1898.

William Keswick to J.J. Bell-Irving, 7 April 1898.

J.J. Bell-Irving, Hong Kong, to William Keswick, London, 27 March 1902.

Memorandum by E.F. Alford, 20 July 1902.

James Steuart, Edinburgh, to William Keswick, London, 12 November 1906.

Extract of a letter from William Keswick to James Steuart, 20 December 1906.

The envelope is labelled 'Letter dated 12th November 1906 from James Steuart Edinburgh to Wm. Keswick, London, setting out terms + conditions on which Sir Robert Jardine had taken over China properties. Wm Keswicks letter (copy) 20/12/06 confirming correctness' and 'press copy of Wm. Keswick's original letter in Press Copy book of 1906'.


  • 1898-1906

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.


1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

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