‘The Capitulations. What they are, and what effect their abolition will have upon the status of British subjects in Turkey, upon their interests, their liberties and upon British trade generally.’

Mss Eur F112/280/1

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The record is made up of 1 volume (12 folios). It was created in 1922-1923. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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A copy of a memorandum, submitted on behalf of the non-official British community in Constantinople [Istanbul], and printed and published by Page & Thomas Limited, London. The capitulations referred to in the volume’s title were grants made by successive Sultans of the Ottoman Empire to other nations (including Britain), that conferred rights and privileges upon the subjects of those nations living or trading in the Ottoman dominions.

The volume includes a definition of the capitulations, with paragraphs marked with pencil annotations in the margin (author unknown) describing their impact on trade, judicial matters, educational establishments, banks, public debt, customs tariffs, insurance, and war reparations. The volume also contains nine annexes, including: the text of the abrogation of the Capitulations, 1914; a description of the present civil and criminal judicial systems in Turkey; a description of the first commercial court in Constantinople, and its functions under the Capitulations; a description of a proposed reformation to the Turkish judiciary; and a description of insurance laws in Turkey.

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1 volume (12 folios)
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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 14, 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 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 Documents collected in a private capacity.
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Mss Eur F112/280/1

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1922-1923 (CE, Gregorian)

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