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Papers on company history, circa 1938-circa 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L11/13

Scope and Contents

Typescript and manuscript correspondence and papers compiled during the course of research into the history of Jardine, Matheson & Co. The subjects of the letters include the Peking Office, the Import Department, and the Tsingtao and Tientsin Agencies. The correspondents include D.G.M. Bernard, W.J. Keswick, David Landale, D. Rod Mackenzie, J.J. Paterson, F.A. Pollock and C.H. Ross. The remaining papers include two copies of a memoranda by F.M.P. de Graça on the China Sugar Refinery; two copies of notes by Choa Po Sin on the refinery; a short resumé of the organisation of the Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd in China; two copies of a table of shipments of raw silk made by Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd, Canton, during the season 1918-1930; a memorandum on Jardine, Matheson & Co.'s Establishment Charges for a period of one year and the total number of its employees, 27 December 1938; two copies of a memorandum on the value of Hong Kong Property M L 99/100, Hong Kong, 17 July 1939; an account of the voyage around the world completed by Henry Keswick's yacht the 'Cutty Sark' from November 1920 to July 1921; 'Regulations pertaining to residents desiring to return to their homes in Hongkew' from the Eastern Commander of the Japanese Expeditionary Forces in China; and pages from the 'British Chamber of Commerce Journal', Shanghai, August 1919, pp. 116-117, on the Chambers which are to meet in November.


  • Creation: circa 1938-circa 1939


Conditions Governing Access

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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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received as part of the initial accessions to the Archive.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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