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Correspondence re conditions of service, 1 Oct. 1939-22 Apr. 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J14/1/4

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers regarding the conditions of service of the Chinese crews of the Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd, mainly regarding pay. The letters include correspondence between Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong and Shanghai, General Managers of the Indo-China Steam Navigation Co Ltd, and between the Marine Superintendents, Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The other papers include many tables of the scale and rates of pay of Chinese crew; a memorandum for Mr Keswick on a strike by the crew of S.S. 'Tak Sang', Shanghai, 16 August 1946; and the printed articles of agreement of the crew of S.S. 'Wo Sang', Hong Kong, 6 March 1947. The folder is labelled 'A-12 Chinese Crews Conditions of Service (9)'.


  • 1 Oct. 1939-22 Apr. 1947

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Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at

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1 folder(s) (1 folder)

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