Correspondence between John Swire & Sons London, and Hong Kong and Shanghai covering routine business matters, focussing on the following areas in particular: blockade in Amoy [Xiamen], bills of lading, de La Rama Lines, matters affecting business in Japan, Ocean Steamship Company, trade in Shanghai, deposits and charges in Tientsin [Tianjin]. Includes subject index. Papers also include a file of correspondence between John Swire & Sons London and the Anglo-Saxon Petrolem Company regarding problems with the Shanghai watchmen.
Butterfield & Swire China and Japan
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 102 JSS/2/2/24
- Alternative Id.GB 102 JSSII 2/24
- Former ReferenceGB 102 BS 738
- Dates of Creation1950
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description349
Scope and Content
Letters are arranged chronologically by sending office and are in two files, January-June and July to December
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Copyright is owned by John Swire & Sons, Ltd, 59 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6AJ