Butterfield & Swire China and Japan

Scope and Content

Correspondence between John Swire & Sons, Ltd London and Butterfield & Swire Hong Kong and Japan covering routine business matters. The letters cover the following areas in particular: pre-war claims Japan, history of the company, Swedish East Asian Co, taxation in Japan, investments and finance, directors' visits to the East. Includes subject index


Letters are arranged chronologically by sending office

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