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Letters to London, 1901-1911

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K37

Scope and Contents

A bundle of typescript and manuscript letters from correspondents in Hong Kong and Shanghai to William Keswick, London, 1903-1911, with some extracts of letters, newscuttings, and press copies of letters to Henry Keswick, Shanghai. The authors include C.W. Dickinson; W.J. Gresson; W.F. Inglis; Jardine Matheson, Shanghai; Henry Keswick; David Landale; and C.H. Ross. There is also a letter from Henry Keswick, Vladivostock, to William Keswick. The envelope also contains a smaller bundle of unsigned letters from Hong Kong to David Landale and James McKie, Shanghai, 1909-1910, regarding the British & Chinese Corporation Ltd, mines, railways and other subjects, with related papers, including a draft prospectus for the Eastern Siberian Collieries Ltd and comments thereon. Accompanying the bundles are printed copies of Ordnance No. 22 of 1901, 'to amend and consolidate the Laws relating to Stamps and Stamp Duty in the Colony of Hongkong', and Ordnance No. 38 of 1902, 'to amend The Stamp Ordnance, 1901'. There is also a 'Sketch Map showing position of Sir Paul Chater's Iron Mine & other places where Iron ore has been found', Hong Kong, 1 September 1906, depicting Hong Kong and the south China coast. The documents were originally in an envelope labelled 'Letters from Hong Kong & Shanghai to W. Keswick, London. 1903 - 1911 (parcelled by Mr. Beith)' (the label has been retained).


  • Creation: 1901-1911


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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.


1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

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