Butterfield & Swire Property letters

Scope and Content

Correspondence between John Swire & Sons, London and Butterfield & Swire, Hong Kong and Shanghai relating to the management of properties owned by John Swire & Sons and associated companies in the East. Letters cover the following areas in particular: purchase of properties and building projects in Hong Kong, staff housing, properties in Japan, development of properties in Shanghai (particularly with regards to 'Hazlewood', Avenue Haig and staff apartments). Papers also include a listing of properties owned by John Swire & Sons and associated companies in China and Manchuria. Listings include details of construction and scale plans. Papers include copies of indentures relating to the leases of lots at the Shameen site in Canton (1861, 1904)

Arrangement

Letters are arranged chronologically and by sending office

Conditions Governing Access

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Archivist's Note

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