Letters to Butterfield & Swire

Scope and Content

Bound volume of copies of letters to Butterfield & Swire regarding House and China Navigation Company business, Taikoo Sugar Refinery management including competition with Jardine Matheson & Co, sugar prices and selling policies, general advice from John Samuel Swire to his Eastern partners on handling affairs and in May 1888 the suggestion of establishing a rice mill at Quarry Bay [Hong Kong]; other subjects and correspondents include Holt's relating to Conference and Ocean Steamship Company affairs, and Australian trade, particularly immigration restrictions affecting China-Australian routes.

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