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'Précis of the Affairs of the Persian Coast and Islands, 1854-1905 By J A Saldanha, BA LL B' [‎34v] (68/212)

The record is made up of 1 volume (106 folios). It was created in 21 Mar 1906. 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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effect of such a communication will be to confirm the General in acting upon his present
instructions, so long as they shall remain unrecalled and unmodified by the high authority
from whom they issue.
(z?) Measures for the protection of Bassidore.
194 A. The Government of India in their letter No. 31, dated 13th January
1857, requested the Bombay Government
Volumes xiii and xiv—57 of 1857. importance of protecting Bassidore
should be strongly impressed upon the naval officers in command in the Persian
Gulf, inasmuch as it would be useful not only as a coaling station but as a port
of call for orders and information at the entrance of the GuU when our force would
be divided at the head of the Gulf. Measures were accordingly to place a
detachment of troops at the Bassidore,
(xxv) The Treaty of 1857.
195. The terms of the treaty between Persia and Great Britain provided
See pages 118*119 of Major Bell's account for certain apologies being made by the
Aitchisons Treaties, Volume x.Persia, No. Persian Government to our Minister and
xv 111 (Article io, and separate note). certain formalities to be observed on his
reception at the Persian Court. The rest of the treaty provides guarantees for
non-interference of the Persian Government in Herat Affairs. Articles 9 and 13
make provision for important consular and commercial privileges to the same
extent as the most favoured nation :—
A rticle p.
The high contracting parties engage that, in the establishment and recognition of
Consuls-General, Consuls, Vice-Consuls, and Consular Agents, each shall be placed in the
dominions of the other on the footing of the most-favoured nation; and that the treatment
of their respective subjects and their trade shall also, in every respect, be placed on the
footing of the treatment of the subjects and commerce of the most-favoured nation.
Article t2.
Saving the provisions in the latter part of the preceding article, the British Govern
ment will renounce the right of protection hereafter of any Persian subjects not actually in
the employment of the British mission, or of British Consuls General, Consuls, Vice-
Consuls, or Consular Agents, provided that no such right is accorded to or exercised by
any other foreign powers ; but in this, as in all other respects, the British Government
requires, and the Persian Government engages, that the same privileges and immunities
shall in Persia be conferred upon and shall be engaged by the British Government, its
servants and its subjects, and that the same respects and consideration shall be shown for
them, and shall be enjoyed by them, as are conferred upon and enjoyed by and shown to
the most-favoured foreign Government, its servants and its subjects.

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This volume is a collection of correspondence about the Persian Coast, selected by Jerome A Saldanha and printed in Simla in 1906.

The volume is divided into twelve chapters:

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1 volume (106 folios)
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Foliation: the sequence commences at the front cover, and terminates at the inside back cover; 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. The volume also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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'Précis of the Affairs of the Persian Coast and Islands, 1854-1905 By J A Saldanha, BA LL B' [‎34v] (68/212), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C248, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 28 November 2023]

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