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Correspondence re Lord Haversham Trust, 5 May 1930-1 Apr. 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/2/4/14

Scope and Contents

Correspondence of Matheson & Co. Ltd and related papers regarding the Lord Haversham Trust. Lord Haversham was associated with Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd through his father, Sir William Hayter, who bought the family residence, South Hill Park, Bracknell, from Sir James Matheson in 1853. His trustees were D.G.M. Bernard and L.N. Leefe (later replaced by Allan Brown Stewart) of Matheson & Co. Ltd and Haversham's nephew, Major Graham Egerton Rickman.

The folder contains correspondence between D.G.M. Bernard, L.N. Leefe and A.B. Stewart, Matheson & Co. Ltd, and Coutts & Co., London; Crossley & McLellan, stock and share brokers, London; Freshfields, Leese & Munns, London; McJerrow & Stevenson, Lockerbie; Major Graham Egerton Rickman, Makerstoun, Kelso; Walker, Martineau & Co., London; and others. The main correspondent is Walker, Martineau & Co. There are also related papers, including a list of securities subject to the Trusts of the will of the late Lord Haversham, May 1930, and a schedule of stocks, funds and securities and cash of Lord Haversham's residuary personal estate, dated at the top 20 May 1930, but including annotations up to 1934. At the end of the folder is an extract from the Principal Registry of the Probate Divorce and Admiralty Division of the High Court of Justice comprised of the last will and testament of Baron Haversham, 12 July 1916, proved 23 August 1917. At the beginning of the file is a table listing the securities held by Coutts & Co. on behalf of Major G.E. Rickman, D.G.M. Bernard and A.B. Stewart as on 24 March 1938. The folder is labelled 'Lord Haversham Trust'.


  • 5 May 1930-1 Apr. 1938

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

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1 folder(s) (1 folder)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, October 2010.


Repository Details

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