Butterfield and Swire Property

Scope and Content

This correspondence series consists of property books and files of letters between John Swire & Sons and Butterfield & Swire in Hong Kong and Shanghai dealing with all matters relating to the management of Butterfield & Swire property interests, including offices, storage, housing, vessel, hulks, go-downs etc. and their repair, maintenance, development, purchase and sale. The Shanghai office handled its own property and that in the Yangtze River ports, along the North China coast and as far South as Foochow [Fuzhou], while Hong Kong dealt with its own and that on the coast from Amoy [Xiamen] south and Japan.The files were made and indexed on the format of JSSII 2 and for correspondence for Shanghai 1939-1941 see JSSII 3.

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

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