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Correspondence re Lombard Insurance Co. Ltd and Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. Ltd, 25 June 1956-15 Feb. 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I21/4/1/289

Scope and Contents

Private and confidential material regarding the Lombard Insurance Co. Ltd and its subsidiary the Hongkong Fire Insurance Co. Ltd, including the enquiry launched by Matheson & Co. Ltd into the Lombard Insurance Co. Ltd as a consequence of its poor results. The file contains copies of private and confidential correspondence (and some telegrams) between Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, and Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong; correspondence between Matheson & Co. Ltd and the Alliance Assurance Co. Ltd, London; and related letters and papers, including a report of a discussion with the Alliance Assurance Co. Ltd on 24 September 1956 regarding the position of the Lombard Insurance Co. Ltd and a memorandum by Henry Sidbury on the issues to be examined in the enquiry into the Lombard Insurance Co. Ltd, October 1956. The ring-binder is labelled 'Lombard Insurance Co., Ltd. & Hongkong Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. Private & Confidential File I'.


  • Creation: 25 June 1956-15 Feb. 1957


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

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.


1 file(s) (1 ring-binder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 17 July 2015.

Related Materials

I21/4/1/290 contains related papers.

Repository Details

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