The record is made up of 1 volume (255 folios). It was created in 10 Jun 1938-29 Nov 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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Tele gram ^
^om H.M. Secretary of State for mdia, Loridon.
To Governnient of India, External Affaire Depart*
Repeated 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. , i3ushire«
Dated 14th June received 15th June 1938^
following for Metcalfe from Peel.
My telegram ^0.1076 of June 8th« lauscat
following is gist of Watts* comments. JJtill
record follows by mail beginss
ixticles l and 19 . He thinks it mould have
unfortunate effect locally if subjects of Aden Protectorate
and Zanzibar are deprived of benefits of British jurisdiction
and is of opinion that Sultan if pressed will give way. His
real interest is in subjects of 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. Sheikdoms.
Article 4 . Should remain as drafted and no
attempt made to press for equality of treatment as regards
Article 5 (3). In the light of difficulty
experienced in the past owing to demaMs made at Muscat and
Muttra for additional duty on goods which had already paid
duty at some other Sultanate port, following addition
suggested •there shall be no variation of customs dues in
any of the ports of the Sultanate and goods once landed and
duty paid thereon shall not be liable to re-assessment of
Article 5 (4)(b) and (6) * Suggest that periods
of 1 month and 3 months will hit merchants rather severely
should be increased to 3 months and 6 months respectively.
Article 6 (2) /
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Correspondence relating to negotiation of Muscat Treaty in 1938. The Muscat Commercial Treaty 1891 had been renewed every year but in 1938 Sultan Said bin Taimur stated that he was not prepared to renew it further. Correspondence relates to the negotiations over a new treaty, the clauses and their wordings.
Discussions in the correspondence included:
- Issue of appointment of Consular Officers to inland towns.
- Whether the treaty could be translated into classical or modern Arabic.
- Jurisdiction of nationals other than those defined in the 1891 treaty.
- Customs duties.
- Importation of items such as alcoholic liquors and tobacco by His Majesty's Consul for his personal use.
- Arrangements for obtaining Sultan's signature in Muscat or Dhofar.
Includes side-by-side Arabic and English translations of draft clauses as well as a copy of the Arabic and English text proposed for the treaty. The final treaty was composed of 23 articles covering: nationals; aircraft; internal duties and taxes; prohibitions on imports; appointment of Consuls; assistance of vessels in distress; freedom of conscience and religious toleration; procedures for termination of the treaty; the equivalence of the Arabic and English version of the text of the treaty but where dispute English text was considered decisive; length of treaty. Also includes a confidential letter relating to Article 15. Correspondents include: Said bin Taimur [Sa‘īd bin Taymūr], Sultan of Muscat; Sir Trenchard Craven William Fowle, 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. ; Rutherford Berriman Tippetts, Board of Trade, London; 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. , Whitehall, London; Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Muscat.
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