China Navigation Co Australia Japan Trade Letters

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Scope and Content

Letters sent between John Swire & Sons London, Butterfield & Swire Hong Kong, Butterfield & Swire Japan and Swire and Yuill Australia. Letters cover general routine business with regards to the Australian Service, including the following areas: consitution and administration of the Australia/Eastern conference; all aspects affecting Australia Trade; Indonesian trade; re-entry of the Japanese; administration and proposed charter of Phosphates commissioners; financial aspects of Japanese shipping; Korean trade; New Zealand trade with respect particularly to Japanese re-entry and wool quotas; stevedorage. Includes subject index


Letters are arranged into four groups (to and from Tokyo; to and from Sydney) and are arranged chronologically within each group

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