From Hong Kong

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

Correspondence from Butterfield & Swire offices in Hong Kong to John Swire and Sons London office concerning staff. Includes documents concerning; staff transfers and movements; travel; accommodation; high cost of living allowance; children's allowance; efforts to get staff out of Shanghai; plans for Hong Kong office taking over control and administration of all China business; staff health; taxation; Japanese language study; an account of the arrest and detention of a Butterfield & Swire Agent by the Swatow Public Security Bureau in Swatow (Shantou), plans to manage business in China including report on attitude to foreign residents in China; ease of getting staff in and out of China; staff morale.

See JSSII 7/4/61/5 for name and subject index for letters from Hong Kong and Shanghai offices.



Conditions Governing Access

File closed under Data Protection Act until 1st January 2031


Archivist's Note


Conditions Governing Use

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