Director in the East Correspondence

Scope and Content

File of director's correspondence including letters received from the East and copies of letters sent from John Swire & Sons London to directors in China, Singapore and Australia, including: JS Scott; JK Swire; JA Swire; CC Roberts. The letters cover the following areas in particular: Sydney office; chairmanship of Swire & Yuill; Cathay Pacific Provident Fund; Changsha casualty; Taikoo Dockyard; finance and investments; future of Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company; New Guinea Rabul slipway; and feeder service; Swire & Maclaine staffing. Includes index


Chronological by recipient/sender

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