File 5301/1928 'Persia: Anglo-Persian Slavery Convention. Slavery in the Persian Gulf'

IOR/L/PS/10/1278

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The record is made up of 1 volume (338 folios). It was created in 1 Apr 1928-20 Aug 1932. It was written in English and French. 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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This volume contains correspondence between British officials concerning agreements between the British and Persian governments related to the suppression of the slave trade 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. . Much of the correspondence is between officials at the Foreign Office, the 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. and the British Legation in Tehran.

Specifically, the correspondence relates to discussions concerning the drafting of an article relating to slavery in a proposed Anglo-Persian Treaty and the revision of the Anglo-Persian Slavery Convention of 1882. Specific incidents regarding slavery in the region are also discussed intermittently throughout the volume.

In addition to this correspondence, the volume contains several extracts and drafts of agreements (most of which are in French) and the following documents:

The volume includes a divider, which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the volume by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

Extent and format
1 volume (338 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 (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 340; 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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English and French in Latin 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/L/PS/10/1278
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P 5301/1928

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1 Apr 1928-20 Aug 1932 (CE, Gregorian)

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File 5301/1928 'Persia: Anglo-Persian Slavery Convention. Slavery in the Persian Gulf', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/1278, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000466.0x0002e8> [accessed 28 January 2020]

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