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Post Offices



British – 7 Peking Road (corner of Peking and Museum Roads)

Chinese – Hangkow Road, in the Custom House Compound. Numerous pillar boxes about the settlement. (N.B. These must not be used for posting letters for despatch by any of the foreign post offices.)

French – 61 Rue Montauban, French Settlement. 

Japanese – 20A and 20B Boone Road, Hongkew

Russian – 7 Quinsan Gardens, Hongkew. Up North Szechuen Road, and then to the right.

United States of America – 36 Whangpoo Road, at the office of the United States Consulate-General.



All ordinary postal business is transacted. Roughly, the opening hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 or 6 p.m.

Particulars of mailsare advertised in the daily papers; generally speaking, the mail services are now so frequent that a letter may be posted at any time. N.B. no telegraphic work is done at the post offices (see below).




Telegraphic Offices


The offices for the transmission of telegrams to all parts of the world are those of the Great Northern Telegraph Company and the Eastern Extension Australia and China Telegraphic Company, Ltd., 7 The Bund (entrance by a gateway a little north of the Shanghai Club).

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