Eastern Accounts

Scope and Content

8 folders of accounts sheets for year 1939 prepared in Hong Kong and Shanghai:

Hong Kong Balances as at 30 June 1939

Hong Kong Accounts for year ending 31 Dec 1939, including Earnings and Disbursements of FATSHAN and WUCHANG; Canton Line working account; Hong Kong and Canton Wharfs accounts. Accompanying letter from Butterfield & Swire gives an explanation of the accounts and the general financial position

Shanghai Ledger Balances: estimated profit and loss as at 30 June 1939

Shanghai Accounts Statements for year ending 31 Dec 1939 with covering letter describing the effects of the war

Shore Property Working accounts; including accounts for individual properties such as tugs, ferries and lighters

Outport Ledger Balances as at 30 June 1939

Ledger Balances: outport accounts for year ending 31 Dec 1939.

Agencies Working Accounts: details of outport finances

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