Hong Kong General Letters

Scope and Content

Correspondence between John Swire & Sons and Butterfield & Swire, Hong Kong, covering general business and trade conditions, and, in particular: business in Australia; Australia and New Zealand Eastern Shipping Conference [ANZESC]; cargo handling; new tonnage; Chinese crew; negotiations with Crusader; ICSNCo. Includes subject index.


Letters are arranged chronologically by sending office

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Paper handlist available

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