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, in particular regarding the civil wars in China and Shanghai and the resulting effects on business. Other areas the letters cover in particular include: finance, Japan shipping, political situation in Shanghai (with particular reference to the blockade and the financial situation there), telegraphy and taxation, Hong Kong, Ocean Steamship Company,


Letters are arranged chronologically by sending office and are in two files, January-June and July-December. Previously Box 2512

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