Powers of attorney, 1813-1962
Scope and Contents
Powers of attorney to collect debts, manage and sell ships, and perform a range of other tasks. There are also several deeds of substitution, transferring the authority of a power of attorney to a third party. Some of the documents were made by individuals who required an attorney to manage their affairs while they were absent from the Far East.
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.
2 archive box(es) (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
F17/196-206 were formerly the property of Jardine Matheson, Shanghai. On the closure of the Shanghai office in the 1950s, the documents were stored at the British Consulate, Shanghai, in 'Box No. 6', regarding 'Shares & Deeds'. They were transferred to the Archive from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 14 December 2012.