Hong Kong General Letters

Scope and Content

Correspondence between John Swire & Sons, the China Navigation Company [CNCo] and Butterfield & Swire relating to the management of CNCo. The letters cover the following areas in particular: board meetings; issues relating to ships' crews; cruising; accounting and financial matters; trade in Australia, Taiwan, Japan, New Zealand; freight rates; pilgrim trade; passengers; staff; tonnage; Taikoo Dockyard. Includes index


Letters are arranged chronologically by sending office

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