From Shanghai

Scope and Content

Letters and papers sent from Butterfield & Swire Shanghai office to John Swire and Sons London office concerning staff. Includes letters documenting; staff appointments, transfers and vacancies; leave; staff health; staff assessments and recommendations; war bonuses; cost of living; short supply of certain foods; accident and sickness insurance; staff assesments; staff interaction with Japanese military in China; ; evacuation expenses; report on a visit to Nanking (Nanjing) by J Kinloch focusing on future trade prospects for Taikoo Sugar Refinery and Orient Paint, Colour and Varnish Company, Insurance, and the possibility of re-opening Butterfield & Swire Nanking (Nanjing) agency; establishing a 'joint caretaker' or joint agent post with Jardines Matheson and Company at Nanking (Nanjing) and lower river ports; exchange rates and salaries; staff war service and applications to join military forces.

File has been indexed by surname and subject. See JSSII 7/4/52/3 for index.

Access Information

File closed under Data Protection Act until 1st January 2020


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