Letters to Hong Kong

Scope and Content

Correspondence between John Swire & Sons and Butterfield & Swire, Hong Kong relating to the routine management of the China Navigation Company. The letters cover the following areas in particular: Hong Kong/East Australia trade; board meeting papers; finance; Hong Kong register; Crusader; tonnage; Coral Princess; bunkers; Japan/New Zealand trade; strategic planning. Includes index


Letters are arranged chronologically by sending office

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Paper handlist available

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