Tusculum / Fairyland - RBL 70 [????-????]

Submitted by annelisec on Fri, 03/05/2010 - 20:16
Current condition
Demolished / No longer exists


House named "Tusculum"

1888 - Oscar Bachrach (moved to Beyrouth, Syria)

1892 - Bruce Shepherd (Deputy Land Officer)

1900 - Duncan Clark Jr.

1918 - Moller & Co.

1920 - Charles Forsyth


1924 - Jardine Matheson

House named "Fairyland"

Government comments on the request of a right-of-way to build a [motor] road to the site.

"If the intention is that Jardine, Mathieson & co. Ltd., the present owners of RBL 70, are to have the exclusive use and are to be in a position to put up a notice "Private road to Fairyland" (this is actually the name of the house), then I think that there is less objection ...

1947 - Banque de l'IndoChine

1949 - United States of America

lot - leases for GL 24 and RBL 70 surrendered, and new lease - RBL 552




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Hi there,

Googling using Jardine Matheson +Archive yielded this:


Look's like they do have one in the UK. 


Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of the company's London agents, Matheson & Co. 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 http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/deptserv/manuscripts/applicationJM.html.

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Thought you would be interested.

Thanks & Best Regards,


Some description of the land size and features of the plot 'Tusculum' occupied when put up for auction in 1918: 

Tusculum The Hong Kong Telegraph page 10 11th May 1918.png
Tusculum The Hong Kong Telegraph page 10 11th May 1918.png, by eurasian_david


Source: The Hong Kong Telegraph, page 10, 11th May 1918


The seller was named earlier in April 1918 along with the address:

"FOR SALE. - TUSCULUM, Barker Road, 155 Peak apply DUNCAN CLARK, c/o Lane, Crawford & Co."

Source: The Hong Kong Telergraph, page 3, 20th April 1918