From Hong Kong

Scope and Content

Letters and papers sent from Butterfield & Swire Hong Kong office to John Swire and Sons London office concerning staff. Includes letters documenting; staff health and illness; staff appointments, recruitment, transfers and vacancies; leave; war service; salaries; housing; Compulsory Service Act; list of Hong Kong staff next of kin; war service; details of staff leave conditions during wartime; evacuation of women and children including some Butterfield & Swire staff and staff family members; volunteer military service in Hong Kong.

File includes name and subject index for letters from Hong Kong and Shanghai offices.

Access Information

File closed under Data Protection Act until 1st January 2021.


Archivist's Note


Conditions Governing Use

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