To Hong Kong and Shanghai

Scope and Content

Correspondence from John Swire and Sons London office to Butterfield & Swire offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai concerning staff including; new staff appointments and recruitment; accommodation; travel for staff families; salaries and allowances including housing allowances and children's allowances; staff health; rehabilitation grants for pre-war staff; staff home leave and short or local leave; return to Japan; proposed establishment of a separate Wharf and Godown company leasing China Navigation Company shore properties; high cost of living; promotions; staff travel; staff movements; creating a staff position to deal with 'Air' [air travel]; communication with Japan office.

File includes subject and name index.

Access Information

File closed under Data Protection Act until 1st January 2028


Archivist's Note


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