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Semi-official letters from Kobe to Hong Kong, 11 Jan. 1925-31 Dec. 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/J1/10/8

Scope and Contents

Unnumbered semi-official letters from A.E. Smith to B.D.F. Beith and D.G.M. Bernard, 11 January-20 November 1925, and nos 1-5 from A.E. Smith to D.G.M. Bernard, 4-31 December 1925, with enclosed letters and papers.

There is an index at the beginning of the volume containing the following entries:

A: Statements of Assets & Liabilities; Allowances; Accounts - Yokohama/Tokyo; Shipping Working Account; Accounts - Nagasaki/Kobe; Accounts - Tokyo/Yokohama; Annual Accounts.

B: B.D.F. Beith; R.G. Bell; L.A.M. Boisragon; Birla Bros; Bunkers - Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.

C: A.E. Cooper; City Taxes; Chosen Dock; Cotton; Cotton Statement; Commission; Calcutta Conference Cargo Statistics for 1924; Coal - Summary of Bunker Coal Supplied at Moji to Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd from 1/5/24 to 30/4/25; Semi-official Correspondence - Kobe/Tokyo.

D: Donation - Yokohama; Durant, Bevan & Co. Ltd; Drafts.

E: A.B. Elton; Earthquake - May 23rd, 1925; Exports; Export Department - Sundry.

F: Finance.

G: F. Gandossi; J.C. Guterres; General; Guerin Mortgage.

H: L.S. Hummel; Hongkong General Chamber of Commerce.

I: Indents - Kobe; Imports; Import Department, Kobe; Import Department Report; Imports - Tokyo; Imports - Statement Showing Comparative Turnovers; Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.

J: Japanese Language; J. Jeppe.

K: W.L. Kerr; W.L. Kerr (Report On); Kobe Office Lift; Korean Mission Textile Schools - Sundry Reports; Kirkland & Rose; Kobe/Hongkong S/O Letter - 10th Oct.

L: K. de C. Longmire; Limits; Lambert Bros - Coal; Letters of Guarantee - Shipping.

M: A. Macdonald; J. McCaig; H.W. Moon; G. McGregor Frame; E.A. Mackay; Monthly Reports - December; Memo. re Mr Viel's Visit to Chabrières, Morel et Cie; Minutes of Meetings; Monthly Reports.

N: Nagasaki.


Provident Fund; Paper.

Property - Yokohama; Nagasaki; Bungalow No. 10, The Bluff; Shimogo Godowns - Nagasaki; Kobe Building; Shidzuoka.

R: M.L. Railton; C.G. Ross; Royal Insurance Co.; Royal Native Agency at Tokyo; Rice - Nagasaki.

S: Staff; Staff Passages; A.E. Smith; R.E. Stewardson; Silk Bourse Operations, Yokohama; Shimonoseki Trading Account; Raw Silk Account Sales; Silk Drafts; Silk Drafts - Yokohama; Silk; Australian Silk; Yokohama Silk; Raw Silk Finance; Raw Silk; W.M. Strachan & Co. Ltd; Silk Staff - Yokohama; Silk Inspector; Strawbraid Finance; Strawbraid Department; Waste Silk; Strike.

T: Copies of Correspondence re Takata & Co.; Taxes - Lyons.

V: M. Viel.

W: W.H.L. Warrener; Woollens.

Y: Yokohama Town Planning Scheme.


  • Creation: 11 Jan. 1925-31 Dec. 1925


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, but some damage by insects.


Former reference: J14/8

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