Letters to Butterfield & Swire

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Bound volume of copies of letters to Butterfield & Swire covering routine management of John Swire & Sons interests including the renewal of the suggestion for opening a rice mill, (Sept 1893) the poor state of the tea market, the effects of the Sino-Japanese War on John Swire & Sons and business in the East (1894-95) and difficulties in financing sugar purchase for Taikoo Sugar Refinery (Feb 1895). Also correspondence concerning Australian trade, especially the market for stout and the problems caused to John Swire & Sons by the bankruptcy of Lorimer, Rome & Co (1894) and extensive correspondence concerning Conference and Pool affairs and OSSCo business.

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