Hong Kong General Letters

Scope and Content

Correspondence between John Swire & Sons and Butterfield & Swire, Hong Kong relating to the routine management of the China Navigation Company. The letters cover the following areas in particular: all aspects of Australia trade and related shipping conferences; staff, crews and service in China; Crusader; the New Zealand agency; future tonnage policy; tonnage (including sales and disposition). Includes index


Letters are arranged chronologically by sending office

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