To Hong Kong & Shanghai

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

Letters from John Swire and Sons London office to Butterfield & Swire offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai concerning staff. Includes correspondence concerning; staff movements; break up of F.E.S.A.; staffing needs; details of individual staff members return to China following the war; individual staff records; staff recruitment; staff health; salaries; accommodation and housing; accommodation and passages travel for staff family members; taxation; cost of living.

Includes name and subject index.

Conditions Governing Access

File closed under Data Protection Act until 1st January 2027


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