'Selection from Correspondence Relative to the Traffic in Arms in the Persian Gulf, 1897-98. Part I'

IOR/L/PS/18/C87/1

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The record is made up of 1 file (27 folios). It was created in 28 Apr 1898. 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 file contains a selection of correspondence and enclosures compiled by 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. Political and Secret Department relating to arms traffic 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. from 1897-98.

Correspondents include: 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. , the Foreign Office, the Marquess of Salisbury, the Secretary of State for India, the Chargé d'Affaires in Tehran, the Admiralty, the Viceroy of India, the Government of India, 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. , the Sultan of Muscat, and various British merchant companies.

The following topics are discussed:

  • measures for the control of trade in arms and ammunition with Muscat;
  • the power of the Crown to prohibit the export of arms and to stop the importation by British subjects or in British vessels;
  • the Customs Consolidation Act and other treaties with Muscat;
  • treaty engagements of Bahrein;
  • the search and seizure of shipments at Muscat and Bushire including the SS Tripoli , and SS Baluchistan ;
  • the registration of arms;
  • grievances of British merchants over loss of trade.

It contains three short treaty extracts in French.

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1 file (27 folios)
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This file consists of a single document with re-printed correspondence arranged in chronological order.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at f 1, and terminates at f 27, it is part of a larger physical volume; these numbers are written in pencil, 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.

Pagination: the file also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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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/18/C87/1
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S 8

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28 Apr 1898 (CE, Gregorian)

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