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Hongkong Fire Insurance Co Ltd

 Organization

Biography

The Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. Ltd was founded in 1868 and managed by Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

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Annual reports, accounts and returns of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd and subsidiaries, 1966-1969 (accounts of 1965-1968 and returns of 1966-1969)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/9/141/3/5/7
Scope and Contents

Annual reports, accounts and returns of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd, Ewo Breweries Ltd, Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. Ltd, Jardine Waugh Ltd, Lombard Insurance Co. Ltd and Shanghai & Hongkew Wharf Co. Ltd.

Dates: 1966-1969 (accounts of 1965-1968 and returns of 1966-1969)
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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.
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Business letters: Hong Kong, 1833-1905

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B7/15
Scope and Contents There are 14,309 principal letters and 404 supplementary letters, including the following correspondents: Achoo; Achoon; A-chun; Lt George Evatt Acklom, 44th Foot; Edward James Ackroyd, Supreme Ct; Abdolla Devraj; N. Abdoolally; H.E.C. Abendroth; H.H. Abercrombie; Abdollally Ebrahim Co.; A.E. Abraham; Frederick C. Adams; James Adams, 'Equestrian'; William Stanley Adams M.D.; William Adamson; Adamson, Bell & Co.; R.F. Addyman; W.E. Aga; A.L. Agabeg Jnr; Agra & Masterman's Bank Ltd;...
Dates: 1833-1905
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reels 123 (letters nos 1-312) 124 (313-673), 125 (674-978), 126 (979-1322), 127 (1323-1799), 128 (1800-2053), 129 (2054-2398), 130 (2399-2628), 131 (2630-3089), 132 (3090-3602), 133 (3603-4004), 134 (4005-4589), 135 (4589-4882), 136 (4883-5262*), 137 (5263-5528), 138 (5529-5938), 139 (5939-6303), 140 (6304-7027), 141 (7028-7742), 142 (7743-7996), 143 (7997-8382), 144 (8383-8754), 145 (8756-9259), 146 (9260-9346), 147 (9347-9676), 148 (9677-10079), 149 (10080-10415), 150 (10416-10835), 151 (10836-11373), 152 (11374-12096), 153 (12097-12454), 154 (12455-12779), 155 (12780-13175), 156 (13176-13376), 157 (13377-13728), 158 (13729-14309), 159 (S1-213) and 160 (S214-404). Letters nos 2629 and 8755 has not been microfilmed.
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Correspondence re Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. Ltd, 1942-1945

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/2/2/21
Scope and Contents

Correspondence of Matheson & Co. Ltd with various correspondents regarding the Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. Ltd.

Dates: 1942-1945
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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.
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Correspondence re Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. Ltd, 14 Mar. 1929-31 Oct. 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/3/2/18
Scope and Contents Copies and many extracts of correspondence between Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and Jardine Matheson, Shanghai (mostly between London and Hong Kong), 1929-1944. The correspondents include B.D.F. Beith, London and Shanghai, D.G.M. Bernard, London, W.J. Keswick, Hong Kong and Shanghai, D.F. Landale, Hong Kong, J.J. Paterson, Hong Kong, and A.B. Stewart, Hong Kong. There are also related letters, telegrams and papers, including the following...
Dates: 14 Mar. 1929-31 Oct. 1944
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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.
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Correspondence re Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. Ltd, 1945-1978

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/4/1/186
Scope and Contents

Copies of correspondence regarding the business of the Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. Ltd, with related papers, including minutes.

Dates: 1945-1978
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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.
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Correspondence re insurance companies' amalgamation, 30 Apr. 1952-26 Oct. 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/4/109
Scope and Contents Copies of correspondence and other papers regarding discussions over the amalgamation of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd's insurance companies, the Canton Insurance Office Ltd and Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. Ltd, leading to the Hongkong Insurance Co. Ltd becoming a subsidiary of the Canton Insurance Office Ltd and the renaming of the Canton Insurance Office Ltd as the Lombard Insurance Co. Ltd.The file contains correspondence (including telegrams) between Matheson & Co. Ltd,...
Dates: 30 Apr. 1952-26 Oct. 1953
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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.
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Correspondence re Lombard Insurance Co. Ltd and Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. Ltd, 25 June 1956-15 Feb. 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/4/1/289
Scope and Contents Private and confidential material regarding the Lombard Insurance Co. Ltd and its subsidiary the Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. Ltd, including the enquiry launched by Matheson & Co. Ltd into the Lombard Insurance Co. Ltd as a consequence of its poor results. The file contains copies of private and confidential correspondence (and some telegrams) between Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, and Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong; correspondence between Matheson & Co. Ltd and the Alliance Assurance...
Dates: 25 June 1956-15 Feb. 1957
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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.
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Correspondence re Lombard Insurance Co. Ltd and Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. Ltd enquiry, 28 Sep. 1956-27 Nov. 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/4/1/290
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers regarding an enquiry launched by Matheson & Co. Ltd into the Lombard Insurance Co. Ltd and its subsidiary the Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. Ltd, prompted by the poor results of the Lombard Insurance Co. Ltd. The file contains copies of correspondence (including telegrams) between Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, and Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong (mainly), and the Alliance Assurance Co. Ltd, London, and one letter from H. Flint, Matheson & Co. Ltd, to the...
Dates: 28 Sep. 1956-27 Nov. 1956
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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.
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General ledgers of Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. Ltd, 1969-1973

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/9/141/4/1
Dates: 1969-1973
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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.
 Sub-Series

Letters re Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. Ltd, 1874-1891

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C37
Scope and Contents

Press copies of letters from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, General Managers of the Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. C37/1-5 and C37/7-10 include indexes.

Dates: 1874-1891
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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.
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Miscellaneous bound accounts and papers, 1802-1941

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A7
Scope and Contents A wide range of accounts and other papers relating to Jardine, Matheson and Co., companies it owned or managed, and extraneous institutions.Much of the series is concerned with maritime trading, relating primarily to the consignment of goods, notably opium, and the range of expenses incurred by their transportation. Many of the volumes are undifferentiated by creator. However, there are some records relating to particular companies and traders. These include Robert Taylor (1-6),...
Dates: 1802-1941
Conditions Governing Access: Some of the records are unavailable due to their poor physical condition.
 Sub-Series

Papers of the Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. Ltd, 1868-1955

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I11
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The series contains papers of companies associated with Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd, including many records produced by its subsidiaries.

Dates: 1868-1955
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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.
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Papers of the Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. Ltd, 1868-1907

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A8/96/41
Scope and Contents From the sub-subseries: Papers of insurance companies for whom Jardine, Matheson & Co. served as agents or managers and documents of related firms. The series contains many insurance policies, as well as a wide range of related material concerned mainly with the shipment of insured goods. The largest set of papers relate to the Canton Insurance Office, and the remaining companies are represented by smaller bundles of documents. The papers originate from Australasia, China, Great Britain, India, Indochina,...
Dates: 1868-1907
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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.
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Semi-official letters from Harbin to Shanghai, 22 Mar. 1929-2 Feb. 1933

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/52
Scope and Contents Copies of semi-official letters to Jardine Matheson, Shanghai, with enclosures:1. Nos 24-30, 32-35, 37 and 39-45 from W.J. Keswick, E.J. Schramm and E.J. Surman, Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd, Harbin, to R.M. Austin (mainly) and J.J. Paterson, 22 March 1929-6 November 1930, regarding the Harbin liquidation account, including enclosed monthly statements from the Compradore.2. Nos 18-31 and 34 from E.A. Jenkinson and G.E.R. Mayell, Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. Ltd,...
Dates: 22 Mar. 1929-2 Feb. 1933
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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.
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Semi-official letters from Shanghai to Harbin, 20 July 1929-14 May 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/64
Scope and Contents Copies of semi-official letters from Jardine Matheson, Shanghai:1. Nos 13-23 from R.M. Austin, B.D.F. Beith and G.W. Sheppard to E.A. Jenkinson, G.E.R. Mayell and J.K. Shaw, Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. Ltd, Harbin, 23 August 1929-14 May 1932.2. Nos 13-16 from R.M. Austin to E.J. Surman, Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd, Harbin, 20 July 1929-17 April 1930.The subjects covered include the Harbin liquidation account and staff. The ring-binder is labelled 'Ports....
Dates: 20 July 1929-14 May 1932
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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.
 Item

Transfer of shares in Hongkong Fire Insurance Co., 1902-1905

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/F25/100
Scope and Contents

A transfer of two shares in the Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. Ltd from Father Francisco Rodrigues Noval, administrator of Father Evaristo Torres, to the Procurator in Hong Kong for the Domenican Missions in the Far East for the sum of $740, 12 May 1905. There is also a cancelled share certificate for Father Torres' two shares in the Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. Ltd, dated Hong Kong, 18 January 1902.

Dates: 1902-1905
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 https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. 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.

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