To Hong Kong and Shanghai

Scope and Content

Letters from John Swire & Sons London office to Butterfield & Swire Hong Kong and Shanghai offices concerning staff. Includes letters documenting; staff transfers and work assignments; Japanese occupation of ports including Hankow (Wuhan); war bonuses; staff health; cost of living; recruitment and staff appointments; salaries; lists of Butterfield & Swire staff positions and those on home leave; letters from John Swire & Sons London office to Butterfield & Swire staff while on home leave concerning their return to China, salary and position.

File has been indexed by surname and subject.

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File closed under Data Protection Act until 1st January 2019.

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