'Native Staff' Letters

Scope and Content

Correspondence between John Swire & Sons, London and Butterfield and Swire in the East covering routine staff management, and issues relating to individual staff. Other areas covered include: allowances; compradoreship reorganisation in Amoy [Xiamen]; Chungking [Chongqing] and future development and training; 'coolie' hire and reorganisation in Hankow [Hankou], claims, bonuses; Hong Kong agency; Kiukiang [Jiujiang] agency; Shanghai agency; Tientsin [Tianjin] agency, Wuhu agency. Includes index


Letters are arranged chronologically

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