Miscellaneous correspondence (including press copies) of Jardine, Matheson & Co. sent from Hong Kong, London, New York, St Petersburg, Shanghai, Tientsin and Vladivostock, divided into five sections:
1. Correspondence regarding the Boxer Rebellion, July 1900. The correspondents include A.M. Bruce, I.C. Railways; W. Carles, H.B.M. Consul, Tientsin; Edward Cousins; Jardine Matheson, Shanghai and Tientsin; William Keswick; A.P. MacEwen; and C.H. Ross.
2. Correspondence regarding personal matters, 1905 and 1909-1910. The correspondents include W.J. Gresson, Sir R.W.B. Jardine, Henry Keswick, William Keswick and James Whishaw.
3. Letters from or concerning Vladivostock, with related documents, 1907-1910. The correspondents include the Construction Department of Vladivostock; H.K. Henson; Arthur G. Marshall; Jardine Matheson, Shanghai; William Keswick; David Landale; the Mayor of Vladivostock; and C. Wedermeyer.
4. Sundry correspondence and related documents, 1900-1911, including correspondence with Harris Bros & Co. regarding the carriage of grain via Russia. The correspondents include Harris Bros & Co.; Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong and Shanghai; J.J. Keswick; William Keswick; James MacKie; C.H. Ross; and James Whishaw.
5. Letters from New York, 1909-1910: letters from Henry Keswick and A.D. Walker, New York, to William Keswick, London, and Jardine Matheson, Shanghai.
The letters were originally in an envelope labelled 'Various letters 1900-1910 (parcelled by Mr Beith) Wm Keswick J.J. Keswick Gresson, etc' (the label has been retained).