Butterfield & Swire China and Japan

Scope and Content

Correspondence between John Swire & Sons, London and Butterfield & Swire, Hong Kong and Shanghai covering routine business matters and in particular regarding the effects of the political situation on business. The letters cover the following areas: Anglo-Saxon Agency; other agencies; British Community interests; Government and other trade associations in Hong Kong; affairs in Japan; China Navigation Company agency in Korea; Ocean Steamship Company; Pacific Far-East line; control of sugar imports; John Swire & Sons directors; telegraphy; war claims. Includes index


Chronological and by sending office

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