Staff Letters to Butterfield & Swire

Scope and Content

Bound volume of copies of letters from John Swire & Sons London to Butterfield & Swire staff and to Butterfield & Swire Hong Kong and Shanghai offices. Volume has been indexed by surname and subject. Includes letters documenting; staff transfers and work assignments; recruitment and staff appointments; staff leave; salaries; return of Butterfield & Swire staff following military service.


This volume has now been disbound for conservation. Each section of correspondence is now housed in an individual folder

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Copying for personal research purposes is permitted. Please contact the archivist for all publication requests.

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