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File 4377/1912 'Muscat Arms Traffic: Complaints of British Firms' [‎166v] (337/430)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (213 folios). It was created in 1908-1913. It was written in English. 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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628
THE BOARD OF TRADE JOURNAL.
[Dec. 24, 1908.
Government Publications.
Treaty Series.
The following numbers of the Treaty Series, issued by the Foreign
Office since the 1st January, 1908, may be obtained from Messrs. Wyman
& Sons, Ltd., Fetter Lane, B.C.:—
Trinidad and Tobago :
11 Accession of Trinidad and Tobago to the Industrial Property
Convention of 1883, as modified by the Additional Act of
1900
Price.
\d.
2
19
Egypt:
Agreement additional to the Commercial Convention between
the United Kingdom and Egypt of 29th October, 1889 ...
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Russia:
Protocol recording accession of Russia to the International
Sugar Convention of 5th March, 1902, and Additional Act
of 28th August, 1907 ... ... ...
Norway:
Treaty between the United Kingdom, France, Germany,
Norway and Russia respecting the Independence and
Territorial Integrity of Norway
\d.
Sweden :
Accession of Sweden to the International Sanitary Conven
tion signed at Paris, December 3rd, 1903
id.
Sweden and Norway:
Notes exchanged between the United Kingdom and Sweden
and Norway relative to the Agreement of 12th July, 1881,
for the Mutual Relief of Distressed Seamen
id.
8
28
3
7
10
33
34
24
Germany:
Supplementary Agreement between the United Kingdom and
Germany respecting Commercial Travellers’ Samples ... ^d.
Agreement and Protocol between the United Kingdom and
Germany with regard to Sleeping Sickness ... id.
France:
Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and France
respecting the New Hebrides ... ...
Convention between the United Kingdom and France
respecting Commercial Relations between France and
Barbados ...
Agreement between the United Kingdom and France
respecting Death Duties
Convention between the United Kingdom and France
respecting the Exchange of Post Office Money Orders
between France and the Transvaal, signed at London,
25th January, 1908 ... ...
Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and France
renewing, for a further period of five years, the arbitration
agreement signed at London, 14th October, 1903
2^d.
id.
\d.
id.
id.
Belgium:
Agreement between the United Kingdom and Belgium con
cerning the exchange of insured letters and boxes
id.

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The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, notes, and reports relating to the consignment of armaments to Muscat. The discussion in the volume concerns the complaints of British firms regarding the impounding of these armaments, following the enforcement of new arms traffic regulations. Following this some consignees refused to take delivery of the shipments or pay for them leading to the prospect of considerable financial loss for the manufacturers. The correspondence includes an enquiry from the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce as to regulations relating to importation of arms into Muscat.

Also discussed by British officials is the interpretation of the relevant regulations and documents. These include:

  • The Board of Trade Journal (December 24, 1908, Volume LXIII, No. 630) with sections on openings for British trade, tariff changes and regulations, and shipping, mineral and agriculture (ff 141- 179).
  • 'Agreement between the United Kingdom, France and Italy respecting the importation of arms and ammunition into Abyssynia (Treaty Series No.7, signed London, December 13,1906)
  • A notice 'Arms Traffic. Muscat Warehouse Rules, 1912. Notice by His Highness, Sir Seyyid Faisal bin Turki, GCIE. Sultan of Muscat and Oman'.

The principal correspondents in the volume include: the 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. (Percy Zachariah Cox); the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Muscat (Stuart George Knox); the Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign Department (Sir Henry McMahon); Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Sir Edward Grey).

The volume includes a divider which gives the subject and part numbers, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references contained in that part by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 volume (213 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 213; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located 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.

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