Hong Kong General Letters

Scope and Content

Correspondence between John Swire and Sons and Butterfield & Swire, Hong Kong, covering routine business and trade conditions with regards to the management of the China Navigation Company. The letters cover the following areas in particular: business in Australia; Australia and New Zealand Shipping Conference [ANZESC] shipping conference; tonnage disposition; finance; all aspects of New Zealand trade; new tonnage; freight rates; complaints; AC Swire visit to New Zealand. Includes index


Letters are arranged chronologically by sending office

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Copyright is owned by John Swire & Sons, Ltd, 59 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6AJ