Butterfield & Swire China and Japan

Scope and Content

Correspondence between John Swire & Sons, Ltd London and Butterfield and Swire, Hong Kong and Japan covering routine business matters. Letters cover the following areas in particular: political situation in Formosa [Taiwan], business in Japan, Hong Kong Goverment, trade and Butterfield & Swire representation in Korea, Ocean Steamship Company. 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