Butterfield and Swire Accounts Letters

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Series of correspondence files for 1903-54 dealing with the making up of the accounts of the firm in Hong Kong and Shanghai and with financial matters in general. The letters particularly concern staff accounts including salaries and tax and after 1945 the complications arising from interned staff and loss of possessions etc. and in the post war period also the problems of the inflation in Shanghai and Hong Kong and its effect on salaries in particular

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