London to Shanghai

Scope and Content

333 Letters in bound volume numbered from 398-731; and consisting of copies of letters from John Swire & Sons to Butterfield & Swire Shanghai, and also of letters sent jointly to Shanghai and Hong Kong. These letters cover all John Swire & Sons interests dealt with in Shanghai, particularly China Navigation Company, Butterfield & Swire itself and Orient Paint and Varnish Co but also including letters concerned with Tientisn Lighter Company, Taikoo Chinese Navigation Company, Taikoo Dockyard and Engineering Company, Blue Funnel Agency and general staff and Insurance problems

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