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Correspondence of senior partners, 1906-1908

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K41

Scope and Contents

Private and personal letters of partners of Jardine, Matheson & Co., mainly regarding the retirement of Herbert Irving-Bell from Yokohama. Much of the correspondence is between Sir R.W.B. Jardine and William Keswick. The other correspondents include C.E. Anton, Aubrey Brocklebank, W.J. Gresson, H. Irving-Bell, Messrs J.C. & A. Steuart, Henry Keswick, J.J. Keswick, W. Paterson, Sir W.G. Armstrong & Co., and Henry Wenham. Most of the letters are manuscript originals, but there are also some press copies and a few telegrams. The letters have a wrapper describing their contents. The original envelope was numbered 31.


  • 1906-1908

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.

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1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

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