Eastern Accounts

Scope and Content

8 folders of accounts sheets sent to John Swire & Sons by Butterfield & Swire Hong Kong and Shanghai for 1938:

File 8: Hong Kong Ledger Balances: balances as at 30 June 1938

File 7: Hong Kong Accounts: statements for year ending 31 Dec 1938 including earnings and Disbursements for FATSHAN; WUCHANG; TAIKO I and lighters; Canton Line Working account Hong Kong and Canton Wharf accounts

File 6: Shanghai Ledger Balances for Jan-Jun 1938 - estimated profit and loss.

File 5: Shanghai Accounts: statements for year ending 31 Dec 1938 and Butterfield & Swire letter outlining the year's trade conditions

File 4: Shore Property Accounts for individual properties including working accounts for Shanghai tugs, capital items such as repairs and property working accounts, also Piracy Insurance; list of Engineer Superintendents/Captains etc for 1938

File 3: Outport Ledger Balances: for half year ending 30 June 1938 Ledger Balances

File 2: Outport accounts for year ending 31 Dec 1938

File 1: Agency Working Accounts: additional accounts and explanations to outport statements

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