To Hong Kong and Shanghai

Scope and Content

Letters from John Swire & Sons London office to Butterfield & Swire Hong Kong and Shanghai offices concerning staff. Includes letters documenting; staff recruitment, appointments, transfers and work assignments; home leave; staff travel arrangements; cost of living; staff called up under the National Service Act; salaries; staff requests to enlist in military; evacuation of staff family members.

File has been indexed by surname and subject.

Conditions Governing Access

File closed under Data Protection Act until 1st January 2021.


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