'1938 Treaties with Muscat'

IOR/R/15/1/464

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The record is made up of 1 volume (20 folios). It was created in 5 Feb 1939. It was written in English and Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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Text in Arabic and English of the 1938 Treaty between Great Britain and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman which was concerned with promoting and extending their commercial relations by the conclusion of a new treaty to replace the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation signed at Muscat on 19th March 1891 which was terminating on 11th February, 1939. The treaty was signed in Muscat on 5 February 1939 by Sir Trenchard Craven Fowle, Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. and Saiyid Sa'id bin Taimur [Sa‘īd bin Taymūr], Sultan of Muscat.

The 23 articles concern freedom of commerce and navigation; ownership of land; customs duties; imports; charging of tonnage against ships; appointment of consuls; assistance in case of shipwreck; jurisdiction; freedom of conscience and religious toleration; length the Treaty shall remain in force (12 years).

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1 volume (20 folios)
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Foliation: The foliation sequence commences at the title page and terminates at the last folio; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and can be found in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. Foliation anomalies: 1 and 1A

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers
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IOR/R/15/1/464
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A Series: 35/167

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5 Feb 1939 (CE, Gregorian)

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