Shanghai General Letters

Scope and Content

Correspondence files containing copies of letters from John Swire & Sons London to Butterfield & Swire Shanghai and theirs to London, on the same format as the Hong Kong series and with the same type of indexes.The files cover the Shanghai side of the China Navigation Company organisation, including Shanghai itself Northern Chinese trade and the Yangtze River.

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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

Related Material

Related MaterialFor 1940 and 1941 the main series of letters are to be found in the Shanghai Master Files. (JSSII 3)