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

Access Information


Other Finding Aids

Paper handlist available

Archivist's Note


Conditions Governing Use

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