Shanghai General Letters

Scope and Content

Correspondence between John Swire & Sons and Butterfield & Swire, Shanghai, regarding the routine management of the China Navigation Company. The letters cover the following areas in particular: casualties; piracy; SS Wanhsien incident; Canton boycott; freight rates; tonnage acquisition, maintenance and disposition. Includes index


Letters are arranged chronologically by sending office

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