China Navigation Company Australia Japan Trade Letters

Scope and Content

Files of letters sent between John Swire & Sons, London, Butterfield & Swire Japan, Swire and Gilchrist Pty Australia and directors of AJCL. Letters relate to routine shipping matters affecting AJCL, OCL and CNCo


Letters are grouped into three geographical sections: to and from Hong Kong, to and from Tokyo and to and from Sydney followed by a miscellaneous A-Z section. Letters are arranged chronologically within each section.

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