Telegrams exchanged between Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, and correspondents in Hong Kong, Kettleholm, Lyon, New York, Peking, Shanghai, Yokohama and elsewhere. There is an index loose inside the volume, which covers the telegrams from 1920 onwards, and contains the following entries:
A: Produce Accounts; New York Accounts; Accountants; Past and Present Partners Accounts; Alliance Assurance Co. Ltd; Anglo-Chinese Corporation; Annual Accounts; Sir Charles Addis; R. Mein Austin.
B: John Bell-Irving Snr; D.G.M. Bernard; British & Chinese Corporation; James J. Bell-Irving; Marda Bell-Irving; A. Brooke Smith; Bishops for Hong Kong; James J. Bell-Irving's Trust; Captain Bell-Syer; B.C. Lots 1015 and 1534; John Bell-Irving Jnr; Bristles; Mr Burgess (late Arnholds); Beith, Stevenson & Co. Ltd; B.D.F. Beith; Private Office Bonus; Staff Bonus; F.H. Bugbird; B.C. Lot 422B (see Dr. Dickson's Trust); Mr Buncombe; Mrs Barton; Butterfield & Swire; Mr & Mrs C.W. Beswick; W. Burdett-Coutts M.P.; J.W. Bateman; Brooks & Doxey; C.C. Boyd; Browne, Rosenheim & Co.
C: Cable Address (D.L.); Continentale Produkten Gesellschaft; Chabrières, Morel & Co.; China Produce (Market Telegram); Mr and Mrs Cruickshank (Trust); China Sugar Refining Co.; China Produce - Generally; C. Chicken (Staff); Mr & Mrs A.E. Cooper; Cotton Goods - Insurance, Finance, etc.; Chesnutt, Cooper & Co.; L. Camera (Silk Staff); Calcutta Steamer; R.E. Coxon (Staff); Sir C.P. Chater; Mr Corke (Engineering Staff); John Craig (Engineering Staff); China Produce - Canadian Business; Financing of Consignments; China & Japan Telephone & Electric Co. Ltd; Hongkong Chamber of Commerce; China Grass; China Produce - Finance; City Hall - Rebuilding; China Produce - Fortnightly Telegram; E.P. Cadman; Camel's Wool - Finance; Mr Creeke (Cotton Mill Manager); Canton-Hankow Railway.
D: A. Derby; Dr. Dickson's Trust; Durant, Bevan & Co. - Silk Business; Dodwell & Co. Ltd; W.S. Dupree; Diamonds; A.C. Davison.
E: Exchange; Ewo Cotton Spinning and Weaving Co. Ltd; Engineers (Staff); Engineering Department; Ewo Stables; Ewo Terrace; Engineering Finance; E.C. Emmett; Chinese Engineers Training with Sandbergs; H.G. Elliot; English Electric Co.
F: Funds (Remittances, etc.); G.P. Forster; Fives Court Property, Shanghai; French Funds, Exchange etc. (see also Chabrières, Morel & Co.); T.S. Forrest; Cotton Goods - Finance; Imports - Finance.
G: W.J. Gresson; Glen Agencies; Gregory & Sons; G. Gilbert (Silk Staff); F. Gandossi (Silk Staff); A. Gandossi (Silk Staff); the late Mr A. Gregory & Mrs Gregory.
H: Hankow Property (Lot No. 62); Mr Hamilton (late China Light & Power Co.); Mr Holmes (Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd); Hickling & Co.; Hankow - Railway Siding; H.R. Harling.
I: Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd; Insurance Assistants; Marda Irving; W.F. Inglis; Income Tax; Insurance on Cotton and Woollen Goods; Iloilo Land.
J: G.M. Jameson; Java/London Guilders; E. Jenkinson (Staff); Japan Funds; John Johnstone; W.D. Jamie; Jardine Jnr (Sir Robert's Son); Sir R.W.B. Jardine - Account with Jardine Matheson & Co. Ltd; John W. (Jock) Jardine (see Jardine Jnr); Jardine, Skinner & Co.; Sir R.W.B. Jardine - Property; P.S. Jameson.
K: Kung Yik Spinning and Weaving Co.; Kwangtung Coal; Major and Mrs Henry Keswick; Estate of the late J.J. Keswick; Mrs J.J. Keswick.
L: V.H. Lanning; Mr and Mrs L.N. Leefe; Mr Lintilhac (Silk); David Landale - Remittances, etc.; O.V. Lanning; Lot 422B (see Dr Dickson's Trust); London/New York Finance (see New York/London).
M: S.F. Mayers; Ivy Maitland; Estate of A.P. MacEwen; D. McMurray; Mr Marginson; Cameron Macgregor; S.J.A. March; Edward May; E.F. Millar; Doctor Marshall; McCarthy.
N: Newchwang Property; New York Accounts; New York Tea Department (T); New Calcutta Steamer (see Calcutta Steamer); New Steamers; New York - China Produce; New York/London Finance; Ningpo Property; New York Private Office (see Private Office Arrangements).
P: Produce (see China Produce, Generally); Produce Accounts (see China Produce, Generally); Private Office Arrangements; Estate of William Paterson; Per Procuration for Jardine Matheson & Co. Ltd; J.J. Paterson; H.K. Peters; R.S. Piercy; Private Telegrams - Hong Kong; Property.
R: C.H. Ross Estate; Mrs C.H. Ross; Mrs Colin Ross; Remittances (see Fund); A.R. Riddle; Andrew Ross; Railway Material; G.A. Reid (Account).
S: Silk, Waste, Assistants (W); A.B. Stewart (Staff); J.K. Shaw (Staff); Shimonoseki Property; G.W. Sheppard; Shire Line Agency; Mr Scudamore (Staff, New York); Strawbraid; Silk Business; A.E. Smith (Staff); Silk Room Staff; Shipping; Sugar; A. Sinclair; Shizuoka Property; New Steamers; Scott Finn (Engineering Staff); Shanghai Land Purchase; Assistant Silk Inspector; Leo P.J. Smith; R. Sutherland; Staff Salaries for Juniors; Shares in Public Companies - Taking over Price; Smith, Bell & Co.; Stucken & Co.; Silks; Mrs Samson; Sales of Shares in Public Companies; Sales of Shares in Firm; Raymond Smith; John Swire & Sons and Butterfield & Swire; Messrs Suzuki; W.E. Smith (Produce Department); E.T. Seward; Mr Stewart (China Sugar Refinery); M.S. Salinger.
T: Tea; Telegraphic Address; Tientsin Lot No. 15; B. & S.H. Thompson; Miss Tuthill; Tientsin Property Lot 3; P. Tod; Telegrams - General; Tanjong Pagar Property, Singapore (Sir R.W.B. Jardine).
V: M. Viel (Silk Staff)
W: Woosnam's Property (P); Waste Silk Assistants (S); War Memorial (Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd); Woollen Goods; Walter Fiddes-Wilson; G. Wigley & Sons
Y: Yangtszepoo Cotton Shares; Yokohama Funds (see Japan Funds); Yokohama - Manager's House; Yokohama - Orders, etc.