Letters from the East

Scope and Content

Letters mainly from Butterfield & Swire Shanghai, Shaw and Wallace, Bombay and from Hong Kong later in the year

Indexed. Divided into 'from Bombay', 'from Hong kong' and 'from Shanghai'.

Incldues: Property taxation regulations in Canton [Guangzhou], 2:10-16; Staff matters; Piracy insurance, 2:25 and recurrent throughout; United Nations Relief & Rehabilitation accounts, 2:44-2:59 and throughout; Inspection report of floating property at Kiukiang - Hulk PASHA, 2:60-2:64; Inspection report of floating property at Wuhu - Berthing Pontoon No.15 2:65; Breakdown of number of European officers serving, per ship, for piracy insurance reasons, 2:67 and 2:93 and 2:102; dependants of non-British officers, named, 2:70-2:86; Distressed cargoes, 2:101; Supt Engineers Reports of floating properties, Hankow, 2:108-2:127; Supt Engineers Reports of floating properties, Shanghai, 2:143-2:148; Supt Engineers Reports of FATSHAN, 2:161; CNRRA refugees carried - dispute over payment, 2:175; CNCo Vessels Consumption and Speed tables, 2:215-217; Inspection of Nanking Floating Property, 2:221-226; Fire onboard ANSHUN, 2 Oct 1941, 2:224

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