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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icle 1 (iv) The above remarks will of course apply to the
Sirticle 19. marginal notes of Article 1 (iv) and of Article 19.
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icle The alteration in this Article compared with the
corresponding one in the old treaty is^ i think ? an
excellent one in particular respect to the necessity
of would-be travellers notifying the local authorities
oi their intended movements in outlying parts of the
Sultanate? and of failure to do so "being at their own
■ cle The effect of the first part of this Article, that
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is to say regarding conditions under which immovable
property may be acquired5 will I consider result
inevitably in frequent restrictions and obstacles being
imposed upon British nationals. The Sultan P I know?
feels strongly upon this question and imagines that
British subjects have for sometime past been acquiring
too much valuable property in his dominions and thereby
automatically freeing themselves from any form of
control by the Muscat State authorities and for that
reason I do not think it will be of much use to press
for complete equality in this respect with Muscati
subjects as has been done as regards movable property.
The latter is really the important one because British
interests in Muscat are almost entirely concerned with
tradej import and export, and the concession obtained
from the Sultan as mentioned in the latter part of
this Article I consider a very advantageous and real
one since they have been put on the same footing with
the netionals of the Sultan himself. It seems to me?
therefore? that the Article might well be left to stand
in its present form and no attempt made to press
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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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