Hong Kong General Letters

Scope and Content

Correspondence between John Swire & Sons and Butterfield & Swire in Hong Kong relating to the routine management of the China Navigation Company. The letters cover the following areas in particular: interactions with shipping pools and other shipping lines; agendas and accounts of board meetings; Crusader; finance; insurance; strategic planning; tonnage; three weekly reports;


The letters are arranged chronologically by sendin office

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Paper handlist available

Archivist's Note


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Copying for personal research purposes is permitted. Please contact the archivist for all publication requests.

Copyright is owned by John Swire & Sons, Ltd, 59 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6AJ