Private Office Dockyard Local correspondence Staff & Private Letterbook

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Scope and Content

Volume of letters from the Taikoo Dockyard and Engineering Company, compiled by Butterfield & Swire, Hong Kong and sent to London. The letters cover managment of staff, including: salaries, recruitment; housing; living allowance. The file also includes some non-staff related correspondence covering such matters as: agreement between HSBC Taikoo Dockyard; proposed closure of Bailey's no 3 slipway; revisions to pool division; tonnage. The file also contains some correspondence and papers relating to the Taikoo Club and its membership.

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