Butterfield & Swire China and Japan

Scope and Content

Correspondence between John Swire & Sons, Ltd, London and Hong Kong and Japan covering routine business matters. The letters cover the following areas in particular: Australian investments, Butterfield and Swire Japan expansion and diversification, Gurkha welfare appeal, China Navigation Company shares, economy in Hong Kong, Sea Containers Sherwood, Stanford Research Institute, agency representation, Cunard shipping, French lines, Panocean shipping,


Letters are arranged chronologically by sending office

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