China Navigation Company Eastern General Letters

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Scope and Content

Letters to and from John Swire & Sons London, Butterfield & Swire Japan and Butterfield and Swire in Sydney relating to routine business matters including Japan and Australia trade, the management of cargo shipments, routine upkeep, conversion and sales of vessels. In particular this file covers ASAMOSC, the sale of Chungking, conversion of 'Chekiang' and 'Chefoo', amendments to fleet books, Japan/Bangkok trade, Japan/Australia trade, MOSK rationalisation, New Zealand intermediate service and 'Papuan Chief'. Includes subject index


Letters are arranged chronologically in two sections, 'To the East', and 'From the East'

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