Coll 20/3(2) 'Muscat: Relations with H. M. G.; Commercial Treaty: Revision of'

IOR/L/PS/12/2954

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The record is made up of 1 volume (657 folios). It was created in 23 Nov 1937-8 Oct 1938. 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 volume contains letters, telegrams, minutes, and draft correspondence relating to the revision of the Anglo-Muscat Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation of 1891. The revision is based upon the proposals (folios 601-56) of Sultan Said bin Taimur of Muscat [Sa‘īd ibn Taymūr Āl Bū Sa‘īd] further refined by meetings between the Sultan and 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. , Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Trenchard Craven William Fowle, in London and Karachi in 1938, and in consultation with 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. , Foreign Office, Colonial Office, Dominions Office, Board of Trade, Government of India, Government of Burma, and Air Ministry. The majority of the volume consists of correspondence connected to this process.

Also included in the volume:

  • correspondence, mostly with The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), concerning the translation of the text of the treaty into Arabic
  • correspondence pertaining to comments on the draft treaty made by the Government of the Union of South Africa, including a report by the Inter-Departmental Committee on Intra-Imperial Relations on the points raised (folios 25-50)
  • a copy of the Treaty of Commerce and Navigation with Siam, 23 November 1937, used for comparison during the revision process (folios 554-65).

The volume does not cover the finalisation of the revised treaty.

Extent and format
1 volume (657 folios)
Arrangement

The volume is arranged in chronological order from the back to the front.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 659; 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 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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Unrestricted

Archive reference
IOR/L/PS/12/2954
Former external reference(s)
Coll 20/3 (2)

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23 Nov 1937-8 Oct 1938 (CE, Gregorian)

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Coll 20/3(2) 'Muscat: Relations with H. M. G.; Commercial Treaty: Revision of', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/2954, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000602.0x0001f1> [accessed 19 December 2018]

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