China Navigation Company Pilgrim Trade Letters

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Scope and Content

Correspondence between John Swire & Sons, Butterfield & Swire (Hong Kong) and Swire & Yuill Australia relating to the management of the Pilgrim Routes. The letters cover all aspects of the trade including: charters of ships; crews; catering; routes; future of 'Kuala Lumpur' in the trade; Malayan shipping; charges and taxes in the Middle East. Includes index



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