Butterfield & Swire China and Japan

Scope and Content

Correspondence between John Swire & Sons, Ltd and Butterfield & Swire, Hong Kong and Tokyo covering routine business matters. Letters cover the following areas in particular: advertising, investments (Canada, Australia, Sterling), finance, Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce, Directors' visits, Taikoo Dockyard shareholders, European Shipping Agencies results. Includes subject index. Papers also include a Report on Advertising for Butterfield & Swire, Hong Kong (1959).


Letters are arranged chronologically by sending office in two files, Jan-June 1959 (Box A) and Jul-Dec 1959. (Box B)

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