Miscellaneous correspondence, with related papers, regarding Chinese railways. Much of the material relates to the British and Chinese Corporation Ltd. Other subjects include the China Consortium, Chinese Central Railways Ltd, Hankow-Canton Railway, Matheson & Co. Ltd, Nanking-Hunan Railway, Shanghai-Nanking Railway, Sse-Tch'ouen Railway, and Syndicat Européen d'Entreprises.
The papers begin with extracts and copies of letters regarding the Nanking-Hunan Railway, 1914, exchanged between Sir Charles Addis, the British and Chinese Corporation Ltd, E.G. Hillier, David Landale, C.C. Macrae, S.F. Mayers, C.H. Ross and N.J. Stabb. These are followed by miscellaneous letters and some telegrams (mostly typescript copies) of 1927-1935. The correspondents include Banque Industrielle de Chine; O.J. Barnes and N.J. Stabb (Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation); B.D.F. Beith; D.G.M. Bernard; British and Chinese Corporation Ltd; Raoul de Vibraye; V.M. Grayburn; Jarkong; H.D.C. Jones; D. Landale, Matheson & Co. Ltd; S.F. Mayers; E.R. Morriss (British and Chinese Corporation Ltd and Chinese Central Railways Ltd); C.W. Orde (Foreign Office); J.J. Paterson; K. Pindor; Charles See (Syndicat Européen d'Entreprises); and J.B. Stevenson. The envelope also includes many memoranda and other papers, some of which are enclosed with the letters. These include a newscutting of an article entitled 'Railway control by powers China's only hope', 1925, and a newscutting on 'How Mr. Mayers Sees Modern China', c. 1933.
Found scattered throughout the archive.