Native Staff Letters

Scope and Content

Correspondence between John Swire & Sons, London, and Butterfield & Swire, Hong Kong covering routine management of staff and issues relating to individual members of staff. Letters cover the following areas in particular: compradore in Chungking [Chongqing], Godown claims, housing, Japanese staff, liquidations, long service fund, pay, retirement grants, Shanghai staff, Tienstin [Tianjin] staff,


Letters are arranged chronologically and by sending office

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Other Finding Aids

Paper handlist available

Archivist's Note


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