Hong Kong General Letters

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Two files of correspondence between John Swire & Sons and the China Navigation Company, Hong Kong relating to routine business matters and the management of CNCo. The letters cover the following areas in particular: East Australia Trade, particularly with respect to Manchester lines; SEACo, and the political situation; board meetings; bunkers; floating staff; Japan/New Zealand trade; tonnage; Cathay holdings; finance; other shipping agencies and pool agreements. Includes index.


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