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Share certificates of Bengal United Tea Co. Ltd, 1924-1962

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/I32

Scope and Contents

Preference share certificates of the Bengal United Tea Co. Ltd, stamped as cancelled, held by individuals and companies, including the London General Investment Trust Ltd, McLeod, Russel & Co. Ltd and Mathesons Nominees Ltd. Some of the certificates include annotations, including notes of the death of shareholders. The first envelope contains a covering note, which reads 'Bengal United Tea Co., Ltd., Preference Share Certificates Cancelled. Capital Repayment of £1. November 1962'.


  • Creation: 1924-1962


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 archive box(es) (1 box (3 envelopes))

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Matheson & Co. Ltd, London, 21 March 2018.


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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