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Correspondence re Mrs C.G. Ross Will Trust, 25 Sep. 1912-19 July 1934 (mainly 1933-1934)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/2/4/34

Scope and Contents

Correspondence of D.G.M. Bernard, Matheson & Co. Ltd, regarding the Trust for Mrs C.G. Ross (Amy Marian Ross) and the claim on Colin George Ross's estate by the estate of his son Charles Henderson Ross (Mrs Ross's stepson), 30 August 1933-19 July 1934. Under the terms of his will, C.G. Ross left the life rent of the residue of his estate to his wife during her lifetime, with the residue to be disposed of after her death. The main correspondent is Macrae, Flett & Rennie, W.S., Edinburgh. The other correspondents are Crews & Co., London; Nicholl, Mainsty & Co., London (Agents for C.G. Ross's Trustees); and Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong. There is also some correspondence between Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, and Nicholl, Mainsty & Co.

The file also includes the following related letters and papers:

1. An undated typescript copy of a letter from Mrs B. Campbell, Croy Manse, to her mother 20 January 1834, giving an account of the marriage of Horatio Ross to Justine Macrae.

2. Three letters regarding the storage of heads and horns and pictures received by Henry S. King & Co. from Mrs Colin Ross: Henry S. King & Co., London, to Mrs Colin Ross, Brighton, 25 September 1912 (including a list of the pictures received), Henry S. King & Co. to Charles H. Ross, 4 October 1912, and Amy [Ross], London, to 'Charlie' (C.H. Ross), 4 October [1912] (originally loose inside the file).

3. A letter from Francis & Crookenden, London, to Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 25 March 1920, regarding Mr and Mrs Colin Ross's Trust (originally loose inside the file).

4. Two extracts from correspondence between Matheson & Co. Ltd and Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong, 3 and 29 October 1930, regarding Mrs C.G. Ross.

6. A list of investments of the C.H. Ross Trust as at 20 September 1933 by Macrae, Flett & Rennie.

7. A case for the opinion of counsel by Macrae, Flett & Rennie regarding the Trust of the will of C.G. Ross, deceased, November 1933, and a 'Memorandum for the Trustees of the late Charles Henderson Ross as to the deceased's interest in the Estate of his father the late Colin George Ross', 1934, both enclosed with a letter from Macrae, Flett & Rennie to D.G.M. Bernard, 6 July 1934.

The ring-binder is labelled 'Mrs C.G. Ross' Will Trust'.


  • Creation: 25 Sep. 1912-19 July 1934 (mainly 1933-1934)


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.


1 file(s) (1 ring-binder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Repository Details

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