From Hong Kong

Scope and Content

Correspondence from Butterfield & Swire offices in Hong Kong to John Swire and Sons London office concerning staff. Includes documents concerning; salaries; staff recruitment; terms of employment; Chinese language study; individual staff reports; Cathay Pacific Airways; staff health; call for a "limited evacuation" of mothers and children from Shanghai to Hong Kong; plans for accommdation of Shanghai evacuees in Hong Kong; opening an office in Formosa (Taiwan); emergency plans for deployment of Shanghai staff; home leave; Japanese language study and examinations; report on visit to Japan office; club membership; updates on Chungking (Chongqing) and Tientsin (Tianjin); statement in parliament on war losses and compensation; plans for a Control Office in Singapore; Shanghai blockade; staffing for PAMAS (Pacific Air Maintenance Services); report of a defalcation by a member of staff.

See JSSII 7/4/60/3 for name and subject index for letters from Hong Kong and Shanghai offices.

Conditions Governing Access

File closed under Data Protection Act until 1st January 2030


Archivist's Note


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