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Papers re Ewo Cotton Mills takeover, 1953-1954

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A9/16

Scope and Contents

Numbered sets of bound documents prepared for the Chinese authorities in advance of the takeover of Ewo Cotton Mills Ltd, with some related correspondence and other papers. The title and contents of each set of papers are given in Chinese on the cover, but the contents are in English (mainly) or Chinese. The pages are numbered in a running sequence across the documents. There are nine sets of papers:

1. Inventories of plant and machinery, motors, mill gearing, fixtures and fittings, filter and pump installation, accessories, power and lighting accessories, boiler installation and furniture of Ewo Mill, and inventories of plant and machinery, motors, mill gearing, fixtures and fittings, accessories, power and lighting accessories, boiler installation, furniture and vehicles of Yangtszepoo Mill.

2. Subsidiary detailed lists of power and lighting accessories of Ewo Mill and Yangtszepoo Mill.

3. Detailed lists of furniture of Ewo Mill and Yangtszepoo Mill and an inventory of bowls, cups, plates and spoons of Yangtszepoo Mill.

4. Lists of office books and files of Ewo Mill and Yangtszepoo Mill; schedule of mill plans of Ewo Mill and Yangtszepoo Mill; reports from Spence, Robinson and Partners, architects and civil engineers, Shanghai, to Jardine, Matheson and Co. Ltd, General Managers, Ewo Cotton Mills, on Ewo Cotton Mills buildings, 19 December 1953; a report on unlisted machinery stored in 'T' Ground, Yangtszepoo Mill; a memorandum on bleaching machinery parts in 'H.1' Godown, 29 December 1953; and a list of the chops in the Manager's office.

5. Tables of equipment, materials and tools of Ewo Mill and Yangtszepoo Mill, including valuations.

6. Lists of stores and of raw material, process and finished stocks of Ewo Mill and Yangtszepoo Mill, with values, at 31 December 1953.

7. Lists of files and records of the Mills Department; a list of stationery stock as at 11 December 1953; a list of the firm's Chinese chops; details of the Yulin Road and Jessfield Road properties; lists of keys to filing cabinets and safes; lists of insurance policies of Ewo Mill and Yangtszepoo Mill; a profit and loss account for the year 1953 and balance sheet as at 31 December 1953, with abstracts, for Ewo Cotton Mills Ltd; a list of books and registers of the Shares Department; lists of documents of the Property Department; and a list of furniture in the Mills Department.

8. A reassessment of buildings and land for Yangtszepoo Mill, Shanghai, comprised of a general plan of the mill, a reassessment of the buildings and land as at 31 December 1950, and a summary of the reassessment.

9. A reassessment of buildings and land for Ewo Mill, Shanghai, comprised of a general plan of the mill, a reassessment of the buildings and land as at 31 December 1950, and a summary of the reassessment.

There is also a separate list (in both English and Chinese) of documents relating to Ewo Mill and Yangtszepoo Mill, Shanghai, 29 January 1954, marked up in pencil to indicate documents found in nos 1-9.

Dates

  • Creation: 1953-1954

Creator

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.

Extent

8 bundle(s) (8 bundles)

2 folder(s) (2 folders)

Language of Materials

Chinese

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 22 March 2013.

Related Materials

J12/6 contains papers regarding Ewo Mills and its takeover by the Yu Hwa Textile Co.

Subject

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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