Shanghai General Letters

Scope and Content

China Navigation Company letters to and from Shanghai relating to CNCo resumption in North China and the civil war in Shanghai. Includes weekly reports from Shanghai. The letters cover the following areas in particular: sale of 'Anking'; cabotage; chartered tonnage; re-organization of China Merchants Steam Navigation Company; Isbrandtsen Line; performance, operating results and competition for Lee Tai Chang; shipping and trade in Shanghai; Yangtze river trade. Includes index.


Papers are arranged chronologically by sending office

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