Butterfield & Swire China and Japan

Scope and Content

Correspondence between John Swire & Sons, London and Butterfield & Swire, Hong Kong and Shanghai covering routine business matters. Letters cover the following areas in particular: aircraft and charters, Glen Line, proposed Peak School in Hong Kong, administration of Hong Kong, taxation and property repairs in Hankow [Hankou] and termination of China Navigation Company agency, shipping trade in Japan, Ocean Steamship Company commissions, telegraphy


Letters are arranged chronologically and by sending office

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