G. Warren SWIRE (1883-1949) was a partner in his father's shipping firm, John Swire & Sons Ltd, from 1904 onwards.  Between 1907 and the 1940s, he thoroughly documented the infrastructure of Taikoo's activities in China: company ships, godowns (warehouses), offices, wharves, bunds and harbour facilities in coastal and riverine China.  See a brief biography and further details: https://www.hpcbristol.net/exhibitions/g-warren-swire-collection. The original negatives are held in Archive & Special Collections, SOAS, University of London.