Shanghai General Letters

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Correspondence between John Swire & Sons, London and Butterfield & Swire, Shanghai covering general management and trade in the South. The letters cover the following areas in particular: American tonnage; dealings with official shipping bodies; cabotage restrictions; China National Relief and Rehabilitation Administration [CNRRA] waterways transport; new tonnage and proposed new routes; Chinese shipping guilds; China Merchants Shipping Navigation Company (proposal to become public company); trade in Formosa [Taiwan]; China Navigation Company bids and trade in Japan; trade restrictions in Korea; redelivery of 'Kintang'; Min Seng Industrial Company (casualties; competition; loans of Canadian tonnage); increases in rates; pilotage and harbour commissions in Shanghai and Tientsin; smuggling; weekly reports; management of trade on the Yangtze river. Includes index.


Chronological by sending office

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