Butterfield & Swire China and Japan

Scope and Content

Correspondence between John Swire & Sons, Ltd London and Butterfield & Swire Hong Kong and Tokyo covering routine business matters. Letters cover the following areas in particular: Chinese war memorial, investment in Formosa [Taiwan], trade agreements and commercial treaties in Japan, re-opening of Korea and trade implications, telegraphy, Hong Kong government and administration


Letters arranged chronologically and by sending office

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