Taikoo Dockyard and Engineering Co General Letters

Scope and Content

Correspondence between London and Hong Kong relating to the management of the Taikoo Dockyard & Engineering Co. The letters cover the following areas in particular: Adelaide steamship co, competition, Chinese staff (housing, wages), docking and repairs, finance (particularly with regards to pension schemes and Canadian investments), labour issues, naval dockyard, new construction and launches of vessels. a section of letters to and from Hong Kong also relate to the management of Swire & Maclaine

Arrangement

Chronological by sending office

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