John Swire & Sons `P' Inland

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Scope and Content

Correspondence between John Swire & Sons Ltd, London, and Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation [HSBC], sundry banks, Holt's, Maclaine Watson & Company, Scott's and Government offices (Colonial office, Admiralty, British Ambassdor in Nanking [Nanjing], Ministry of Transport, Governor of Hong Kong.) Letters relate primarily to banking and financial matters and focus in particular on the rehabilitation of the Taikoo Dockyard and Sugar Refinery. Other areas covered include: Blue Funnel commisions, commission in Japan, tripartite Pacific service, British policy and representation in Shanghai and China, commercial treaties in China, China Navigation Company sales and tonnage, and staff.

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