Fourteen signed deeds relating to the Bank of China's London office ['Locally Employed Staff Provident Fund', 'Regular Chinese Staff Provident Fund', 'Pinfang Hsia Esq. and others']. Together with three other signed documents and two chequebooks.

Pinfang Hsia (c.1902-1970), Trustee of the Bank of China, London office [Regular Chinese Staff Provident Fund; Local Employees Provident Fund]
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The deeds date from London, between 1949 and 1953. The three other documents from London, 1951. The stubs in the two chequebooks are also dated 1951.
SKU: 8444

From the papers of Pinfang Hsia, whose death ('Bank of China aide') was recorded in the New York Times of 23 December 1970.In the 1961 'Diplomat's Annual' the Bank of China's head office was said to be in Peking, China, with the London office at 147 Leadenhall Street. The collection is in good overall condition, with all texts clear and complete on lightly-aged paper. The fourteen deeds are customary English legal documents of the period, all typewritten and filled in in manuscript, with the dimensions of each around 37 x 24 cm. Some are attached with green ribbon. The first (28 December 1949; 14 pp) is docketed 'Bank of China. Regular Chinese Staff Fund. Trust Deed and Rules.' The third (3 January 1950; 5 pp) is an 'INDEMNITY in respect of Tax payable on any Commuted Contributions of the Bank by the Trustees to Members of the Fund.' There are six Six Deeds of Release and Indemnity, all dated 12 April 1951, for: Alfred Joe; Fu Ching Lou; Yu-Chuan Hsi; Pen-Kun Liu; S. K. Eng and Yoa Kou. Deed of Release and Indemnity (15 May 1951) for K. C. Wu. Deed of Release and Indemnity (16 August 1951) for Pinfang Hsia. Also signed undated typewritten letter of resignation, on his own letterhead, by Hsia, addressed to the Fund's Trustees: 'As I have left the London Office of the Bank of China, I hereby wish to tender my resignation as a trustee of the Bank of China Regular Chinese Staff Provident Fund and Bank of China Local Employees Provident Fund, effective as from to-day.' Also a signed receipt for £63 from the Fund, dated 16 April 1951, by Joan Venkure of Kingston, and typewritten instructions, signed by six parties, and dated 13 April 1951, for £8,149 2s 0d to be credited to the Bank's head office. Also two Midland Bank chequebooks, with all stubs filled-in and dated to 1951, and a large number of blank cheques, all signed by Pinfang Hsia.