'Treaties and Undertakings in Force between the British Government and the Sultans of Maskat [Muscat] and Oman, 1845-1914'

IOR/R/15/1/737

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The record is made up of 2 volumes (91 folios). It was created in c 1914-1932. 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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The first volume is Treaties and Undertakings in Force between the British Government and the Sultans of Maskat [Muscat] and Oman, 1845-1914 (Government of India Foreign and Political Department). The treaties recorded cover the slave trade, Zanzibar, telegraphs, commerce, cession of territory, arms traffic, and the Sur coalfields. The texts of the treaties appear in both English and (from the rear of the volume) Arabic. A note below the title on folio 4 [folio 40 of the second volume] states that in the event of doubt arising as to the precise interpretation of any portion of one or other of the Treaty stipulations, the English text was to be considered decisive.

The second volume is a further copy of the same document. This is part of a file that also contains some loose papers. These are: text of agreement dated 28 September 1920 between the Government of Sultan Saiyid Taimur bin Faisal [Sa‘īd ibn Taymūr], Sultan of Muscat and Oman and Sheikh Isa bin Salah bin Ali al-Harthi on behalf certain Omanis, signatories to the agreement; letter from Sayyid-bin-Taimur [Sa‘īd ibn Taymūr] to 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. acknowledging receipt of his letter informing him of the abdication of his father and his appointment as successor as Sultan of Muscat and Oman; and transcript of treaty between the United Kingdom and Sultan Saiyid Taimur bin Faisal [Sa‘īd ibn Taymūr], Sultan of Muscat and Oman, dated 5 February 1939, which replaced the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation of 1891.

Extent and format
2 volumes (91 folios)
Arrangement

There is a list of the treaties near the front of the volumes, on pp. 3 and 39. The list refers to the text of each treaty by means of serial and page numbers. The loose papers filed at the end of the second volume are not in chronological order.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence in use runs through both volumes. It commences at 1 on the second folio after the front outer cover of the first volume and terminates at 89 on the inside back cover of the second volume. These numbers are written in pencil, are enclosed in a circle, and can be found in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. A second foliation sequence is also present between ff. 37-88. These numbers are also written in pencil and circled, but have been crossed out.

Both volumes have a printed pagination sequence numbered 2-30, which is mirrored in the Arabic portion of both.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
Type
Archival file

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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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Archive reference
IOR/R/15/1/737
Former British Library reference
IOR/R/15/1/737A IOR/R/15/1/737B

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Date(s)
c 1914-1932 (CE, Gregorian)

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