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 appointments, transfers and vacancies; leave; staff health; staff responsibilities; cost of living for staff including rents, cigarettes and tobacco, clothing, etc.; salaries; staff and family travel; evacuation of staff family members; staff war service; war bonuses; exchange rates; staff vaccinations and inoculation against typhoid, smallpox, and cholera; staff housing; First Impression reports; inspections and interportal visits; medical care provided by Butterfield & Swire for staff and family members; shortage of housing in Hong Kong; letters and note on 'Burma/Kunming Motor Road' (Burma Road) describing it's condition and efforts to improve it.

File has been indexed by surname and subject.

Conditions Governing Access

File closed under Data Protection Act until 1st January 2019.


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