Floating Staff Letters

Scope and Content

Copies of letters sent from London to Butterfield & Swire in the East and received in London from Hong Kong and Shanghai covering all issues relating to staff management, in particular new recruits, new steamers, passage allowances, junior officers and engineers. With subject indexes

The letters are in two files:

Jan 1932- Dec 1933 (letters to and from Hong Kong; letters from Shanghai)

Jan 1933 - Dec 1934 (letters to and from Hong Kong only. For letters from Shanghai please see box 2524a)


Chronological by sending office. These files have been dissbound following conservation work

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Archivist's Note


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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