Hong Kong General Letters

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

Correspondence between John Swire & Sons and Butterfield & Swire, Hong Kong relating to the management of the China Navigation Company. The letters cove routine business matters and trade conditions, in particular: business in Australia; Australia and New Zealand Shipping Conference [ANZESC]; tonnage disposition; business in New Zealand; new tonnage; Indonesian trade; confidential reports relating to China; finance; Chinese crews; three weekly reports and interactions with other shipping lines. Includes index


Letters are arranged chronologically by sending office

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Paper handlist available

Archivist's Note


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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