China Navigation Company London Correspondence

Scope and Content

Volumes of flimsy copies of letters sent out from John Swire & Sons London as managers of China Navigation Company. These include no correspondence with Butterfield & Swire or China Navigation Company in the East but are instead with other companies or individuals involved in China Navigation Company business. These include Holts, Scotts, various banks and insurance companies, solicitors, Government Departments and concern all aspects of China Navigation Company business and trade.

The letters are numbered with reference to previous and following letters and an index arranged in alphabetical order of correspondence except for Scott's Shipbuilding and Engineering which has a separate index in date order and with a brief subject synopsis.

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Copyright is owned by John Swire & Sons, Ltd, 59 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6AJ