Staff arrangements

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

Sent from John Swire and Sons London office to Butterfield and Swire offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Includes staff arrangments report and corresponence from London office addressing; leave; management and viability of Shanghai as an Eastern Head Office; staff movements and promotions; updates on the shipping and stores departments, book office and other company desks and outports; salaries; allowances including higher cost of living, bachelor's and children's allowances.

Conditions Governing Access

File closed under Data Protection Act until 1st January 2028


Archivist's Note


Conditions Governing Use

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

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