China Navigation Company Eastern General Letters

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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.



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