New Guinea Australia Line Correspondence

Scope and Content

1. A-Z local Letters. Correspondence between John Swire & Sons, London and various organisations and individuals arranged alphabetically regarding various routine business matters.

2. New Guinea correspondence. Correspondence between John Swire & Sons, London and offices in Hong Kong and Australia covering all aspects of the New Guinea Line including the following: passenger certificates; passenger accommodation; pursers; refrigeration; passenger surveys; machinery/fittings/staffing of 'Sinkiang', 'Shansi', 'Soochow'; agencies; Australia Eastern conference; Australia West Pacific Line; lading; Chinese compradores; competition; fares; Indo China Company


Chronological by sending office or alphabetical

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