6/1: Foreign Correspondence 20 NOV 1914 – 14 OCT 1915. Comprising:
- official bulletins sent out to Messrs Barlow & Co., Calcutta, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Shanghai on ‘The Position of Affairs Owing to the European War’, providing analysis of military, political, financial and fiscal developments and their effects on trade;
- in particular, effects of controls on re-export of rubber from Britain and the successful campaign to exempt exports to North America;
- letters to E. Salzman and A. W. Bates, his successor at Kuala Lumpur, regarding management of rubber estates;
- letters to E. Brammall, Barlow & Co., Singapore, on market conditions, effect of the war, shipping losses to German submarines;
- letters to F. Doxey, Barlow & Co., Calcutta, relating to tea plantation affairs, rising duties on tea, rising consumption due to government purchases for the troops;
- letters to C. H. Carée and A. D. Bell, Barlow & Co., Shanghai, including the question of trading with the enemy, worsening relations between China and Japan, general market conditions;
- letters to Messrs Brown & Tough, Visiting Agents, Kuala Lumpur, regarding their reports on the Jin Seng, Inchong, Central Kelantan and Muar River estates;
- letters to H. Adamson, manager of the Muar River estate;
- letter to P. A. Campbell, manager of the Chingoor tea estate;
- letters to John Greig, manager of the Brae group of tea estates, Madulkelle, Ceylon;
- letters to F. J. Tweedie, manager of the Dilli (Assam) tea estate.
[Fragile – handle with care].