Butterfield & Swire China and Japan

Scope and Content

Correspondence between John Swire & Sons and Butterfield & Swire, China and Japan covering routine business matters. The letters cover the following areas in particular: business visit; consumer prices; economic trends; Hong Kong patrol craft; HKAA spitfire; Jardine Matheson & Company; naval ships; publicity; directors' visits to the East; Knutsen shipping; Japan Gulf; monthly economic reports; Osaka office. Includes index


Chronological by sending office

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