Letters from Wright, Dowler, Robertson, JH Scott, Mackay and G W Swire.

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5 folders of letters, private and official, from Wright (1901-05), Dowler (1905-07), Robertson (1907), J H Scott during his visit to the East (Jan-March 1909), Wright (1909-10), Mackay (1911) and G W Swire (Sept-Dec 1911). Covers House and China Navigation Company trade, staff and property, including problems of the lease of Butterfield & Swire property in Shanghai (1904-05), competition with the Japanese, local politics - particularly in Shanghai, the Kiukiang [Jiujiang] Boycott (Aug 1909) and in 1911 the effects of the Revolution on trade and Butterfield & Swire affairs, especially in Hankow [Hankou].

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