Insurance documents, 1814-1914 (mostly 1860s and 1870s)
Scope and Contents
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, Japan, Philippines and the United States.
- 1814-1914 (mostly 1860s and 1870s)
Conditions Governing Access
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.
11 archive box(es) (11 boxes (c. 8,000 items))
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