Archive / Papers / Barlow Family: Box 5


5/1: Foreign Correspondence 15 AUG 1913 – 13 NOV 1914. Comprising:
  • letters to E. Salzman, Barlow & Co. Ltd, Kuala Lumpur, concerning agency work on behalf of rubber plantations including Badek, Bernam, Jin Seng, Klabang, Muar River, Sekong and Torkington estates;
  • general trade and market conditions;
  • attempts by competitors to produce synthetic rubber;
  • competition with rival agency house of Boustead, Hampshire & Co.;
  • letters to E. Brammall, Barlow & Co., Singapore, concerning general agency business;
  • synthetic rubber ‘scare’, some plantation company business including Central Kelantan Rubber Co. Ltd, Majedie, Jin Seng and Permas estates;
  • letters to F. Doxey, Barlow & Co., Calcutta, concerning trade in goods, tea plantation business including Chingoor, Loongsoong and Dilli estates;
  • letters to C. H. Carée, Barlow & Co., Shanghai, concerning general agency trade in goods, local political unrest in Shanghai and Nanking, question of compensation from Chinese government;
  • letters to individual estate managers including H. Adamson, Muar River estate, John Greig, Brae Group of tea plantations, Madulkelle, Ceylon, F. J. Tweedie, Dilli (Assam ) Tea Syndicate;
  • letters to all agency managers on outbreak of war in Europe and impact on trade, effect of enlistment on staffing levels.