Manuscript and typescript correspondence (including some copies) regarding Sir Robert Jardine's properties in the East and his property account:
E.F. Alford, Shanghai, to J.J. Bell-Irving, Hong Kong, 4 January 1898.
J.J. Bell-Irving, Hong Kong, to William Keswick, London, 17 January 1898.
William Keswick to J.J. Bell-Irving, 7 April 1898.
J.J. Bell-Irving, Hong Kong, to William Keswick, London, 27 March 1902.
Memorandum by E.F. Alford, 20 July 1902.
James Steuart, Edinburgh, to William Keswick, London, 12 November 1906.
Extract of a letter from William Keswick to James Steuart, 20 December 1906.
The envelope is labelled 'Letter dated 12th November 1906 from James Steuart Edinburgh to Wm. Keswick, London, setting out terms + conditions on which Sir Robert Jardine had taken over China properties. Wm Keswicks letter (copy) 20/12/06 confirming correctness' and 'press copy of Wm. Keswick's original letter in Press Copy book of 1906'.
The correspondence was formerly part of the Chairman's private historical papers held in Matheson & Co. Ltd's strongroom.