Sesame - China Navigation Company Takeover

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File of correspondence relating to the offer made to China Navigation Company stockholders in the name of the Ocean Steam Ship company to aquire their holdings with the aim of having equal holdings with John Swire & Sons. The letters are between directors of Swire, Holt's and other individuals such as financial advisors and document the motivation behind the take over bid as well as the way in which it was carried out and staff reactions to this. The papers include copies of press releases and copies of communications to stockholders.

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