Henry Bridges Endicott and The China Navigation Co. – early Swire days in China – Part One
The China Navigation Company’s parent company, John Swire & Sons Limited, had its origins in a small Liverpool trading house founded in 1816. In 1866, John Samuel Swire (1825-1898) opened his first Far Eastern agency in Shanghai, and in 1872 he founded The China Navigation Company to operate a modest fleet of paddle steamers on China’s Yangtze River.
IDJ has sent this SwireNews article, Yen-er-chi and the Compradore, HB Endicott and Cheng Kuan-Ying. Endicott ran CNCo fom 1873 to his death in 1895.
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