From Australia and Chungking (Chongqing)

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Scope and Content

Letters from Butterfield & Swire office in Sydney and Chungking (Chongqing) to John Swire and Sons London office concerning staff. Includes correspondence concerning; staff transfers and appointments; updates on staff interned in China; staff recruitment for return to China offices; money and parcels sent to interned staff and availability of food in internment camps; communication with interned staff; evacuees passage home; staff health; medical contracts.

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File closed under Data Protection Act until 1st January 2026

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