Correspondence between John Swire & Sons London and Butterfield & Swire Hong Kong and Shanghai

Scope and Content

Correspondence between John Swire & Sons, London, and Butterfield & Swire China and Shanghai covering the following areas in particular: American relief cargoes, accounts, competition, Chinese crews, China Merchants Steam Navigation Company [CMSNCo], claims, casualties, property, recovery of craft, disposal of vessels and surplus lighters, proposed sale of craft, reconditioning lighters, New harbour construction board, policies, charters, requisitions, rehabilitation of craft. Includes index


Chronological by sending office

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Archivist's Note


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