To Bombay (Mumbai), Hong Kong and Shanghai

Scope and Content

Letters from John Swire and Sons London office to Bombay (Mumbai), Hong Kong, Shanghai, Chungking (Chonqing) and Sydney. Includes correspondence concerning; staff movements and assignments; staff health; staff leave; cost of living; 'rehabilitation grants' given to staff repatriated from Hong Kong; salaries, allotments and allowances; interned staff and conditions in internment camps; relief parcels and allowances sent to interned staff; Provident fund and staff and Company contributions; memo concerning registration of claims for compensation of property as a result of the war; efforts to secure release of staff from military service; plans for return to Hong Kong and China offices; repatriation passages; printed letter to all staff or 'Taikoo People' listing staff members who died during the war, and acknowledgign the specific conditions endured by staff including interned staff and London staff; statement of conditions and grants to apply to interned and prisoner of war staff.

Includes name and subject index.

Conditions Governing Access

File closed under Data Protection Act until 1st January 2026


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