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Correspondence and papers on Japanese business, circa 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L11/17

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers regarding Jardine, Matheson & Co.'s business dealings in Japan. There are letters from F.H. Bugbird to [H.V.] Henson, 26 March 1939 (typescript copy); A.E. Cooper to D.G.M. Bernard, 6 April 1939 (manuscript); and D.G.M. Bernard to B.D.F. Beith, 14 April 1939 (typescript). The remaining papers are a memorandum from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, to B.D.F. Beith, 15 May 1939, enclosing a five-page typescript copy of an account by A.E. Cooper of the development of the strawbraid export business at Kobe, 31 March 1939; an undated newscutting on the Japanese Steel Works at Muroran, Hokkaido; and a page of manuscript notes on Henson.


  • Creation: circa 1939


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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 folder(s) (1 folder)

Language of Materials


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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