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Correspondence on Provident Funds, 1912-1934

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K46

Scope and Contents

Typescript correspondence and related papers regarding the Provident Funds and Schemes of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd; the China Sugar Refining Co. Ltd; and the Rio Tinto Company Ltd. Much of the material is concerned with Jardine, Matheson & Co.'s fund and a proposed hypothecation of securities held by the firm for the purpose of securing its fund. The correspondents include Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd; B.D.F. Beith; D.G.M. Bernard; W. Brackenridge; Canton Insurance Office Ltd; W.J. Carrie; Deacon, Harston & Shenton; Deacons, solicitors & notaries; Freshfields, Leese & Munns; R. Gordon; F.C. Hall; David Landale; L.N. Leefe; T.R. Macdonald; A. Murdoch; D.L. Newbigging; J.J. Paterson; A. Ritchie; W.E.L. Shenton; A.B. Stewart; J.C. Taylor; P. Tod; and M.H. Turner. The related papers include rules and regulations of the provident funds and schemes; instructions to counsel regarding the provident scheme of the China Sugar Refining Co. Ltd; the 58th Annual Report of the Rio Tinto Company Ltd, April 1931; drafts of a deed of trust of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd, 1932; drafts of a deed of hypothecation and trust of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd, 1933-1934; and drafts of a declaration of trust of Matheson & Co. Ltd and the Canton Insurance Office Ltd regarding securities transferred to them by Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd, 1934. The documents originate from a file that was labelled 'Provident Fund - proposed Deed of Hypothecation' (the label has been retained).


  • Creation: 1912-1934


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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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