Letters to Butterfield & Swire

Scope and Content

Bound volume of copies of letters to Butterfield & Swire concerning House, China Navigation Company and Taikoo Sugar Refinery business, including the deployment of steamers, property and staff - particularly conflicts between Bois, Shanghai, and Mackintosh, Hong Kong. Also extensive correspondence with and about Holt's interests especially Conference difficulties and Straits Pool Agreements, Ocean Steamship Company organisation and management, and Shipping problems. From July - December 1891 John Samuel Swire again visited the East, London correspondence being handled by Gamwell and Scott in his absence.

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Copyright is owned by John Swire & Sons, Ltd, 59 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6AJ

Related Material

Related MaterialFor JSS letters for that period see JSSI 3/3