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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, Japan, Philippines and the United States.


  • Creation: 1868-1907


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson and 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

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 is generally available to documents dated up to 1969. Access to some earlier records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.


3 bundle(s) (3 bundles)

1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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