Skip to item: of 578
Information about this record Back to top
Open in Universal viewer
Open in Mirador IIIF viewer

‘A collection of treaties, engagements and sanads relating to India and neighbouring countries’ [‎63] (80/578)

The record is made up of 1 volume (289 folios). It was created in 1933. 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.


This transcription is created automatically. It may contain errors.

Apply page layout

Article 8.
Should the Afghans be at war with the British nation, His Persian Majesty
engages to send an army against them in such force and in such manner as may be
concerted with the English Government. The expense of such an army shall be
defrayed by the British Government in such manner as may be agreed upon at the
period of its being required.
Article 9.
If war should be declared between the Afghans and Persians, the English Govern
ment shall not interfere with either party unless their mediation to efiect a peace
shall be solicited by both parties.
Article 10.
Should any Persian subject of distinction showing signs of hostility and rebellion
take refuge in the British dominions, the English Government shall, on intimation
from the Persian Government, turn him out of their country, or, if he refuse to
leave it, shall seize and rend him to Persia.
Previously to the arrival of such fugitive in the English territory, should the
Governor of the district to which he may direct his flight receive intelligence of the
wishes of the Persian Government respecting him, he shall refuse him admission.
After such prohibition, should such person persist in his resolution, the said Governor
shall cause him to be seized and sent to Persia, it being understood that the afore
said obligations are reciprocal between the contracting parties.
Article 11.
Should His Persian Majesty require assistance from the English Government
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. , they shall, if convenient and practicable, assist him with ships
of war and troops The expenses of such expedition shall be accounted for and
defrayed by the Persian Government, and the above ships shall anchor in such
ports as shall be pointed out by the Persian Government, and not at other harbours
without permission, except from absolute necessity.
A definitive Treaty between the two States having formerly been prepared,
consisting of 12 Articles, and certain changes not inconsistent with friendship having
appeared necessary, we, the plenipotentiaries of the two States comprising the said
Treaty in 11 Articles, have hereunto set our hands and seals, in the royal city of
Teheran, this twenty-fifth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and fourteen, corresponding with the twelfth Zilhajeh, in the year of
the Hegira one thousand two hundred and twenty-nine.
James Morier. Isasi.
Abdul Wahab. Mohammed Sheffee.
Henry Ellis.

About this item


The volume is the fifth edition of volume 13 of a collection of historic treaties, engagements and sanads (charters) relating to India and its neighbouring countries, namely Persia and Afghanistan. This volume, originally compiled by Charles Umpherston Aitchison, Under Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign Department, was revised in 1930 and published in 1933 by the Manager of Publications in Delhi, under the authority of the Government of India.

Part 1 of the volume contains treaties and engagements relating to Persia and dating from between 12 April 1763 and 10 May 1929. The treaties refer to: trade agreements; foreign relations; prohibition and suppression of the slave trade; sovereignty and status of Persian regions; frontier negotiations; foreign concessions; telegraph lines. Part 2 of the volume contains treaties and engagements relating to Afghanistan and dating from between 17 June 1809 and 6 May 1930. The treaties relate to: foreign relations; the establishment of boundaries and frontier negotiations; peace treaties; commercial relations; import of arms. A number of appendices follow part 2, which contain the text of treaties relating to both Persia and Afghanistan.

Extent and format
1 volume (289 folios)

The volume is arranged into two parts covering Persia and Afghanistan respectively, as are the appendices at the end of the volume. Each part is divided into a number of chapters, identified by Roman numerals, and arranged chronologically, from the earliest treaties to the most recent. At the beginning of each part is a general introduction to the treaties and engagements that follow.

There is a contents page at the front of the volume (ff 4-8) which lists the geographical regions and treaties. The contents pages refers to the volume’s pagination system. There is a subject index, arranged alphabetically, at the end of the volume (ff 277-87) which also refers to the volume’s pagination system.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: The foliation sequence commences at the inside 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 (except for the front cover where the folio number is on the verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. ).

Pagination: The volume also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

Written in
English and French in Latin script
View the complete information for this record

Use and share this item

Share this item
Cite this item in your research

‘A collection of treaties, engagements and sanads relating to India and neighbouring countries’ [‎63] (80/578), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/G3/14, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 24 August 2019]

Link to this item
Embed this item

Copy and paste the code below into your web page where you would like to embed the image.

<meta charset="utf-8"><a href="">‘A collection of treaties, engagements and sanads relating to India and neighbouring countries’ [&lrm;63] (80/578)</a>
<a href="">
	<img src="!280,240/0/default.jpg" alt="" />
IIIF details

This record has a IIIF manifest available as follows. If you have a compatible viewer you can drag the icon to load it. in Universal viewerOpen in Mirador viewerMore options for embedding images

Use and reuse
Download this image