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‘A collection of treaties, engagements and sanads relating to India and neighbouring countries’ [‎68] (85/578)

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.


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the renowned and just Sovereigns of the two everlasting States have day by
day and at all times attended to and observed the whole of its Articles and
stipulations, and have caused the subjects of both Governments to enjoy all its
benefits and advantages except the Treaty of commerce, which, in the preamble
of the Treaty of the year one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, the two
Governments engaged to conclude, and which up to this time, for certain reasons,
has been postponed and left unfinished, therefore in this fortunate year, that all
the stipulations of the auspicious Treaty may be fulfilled, His Majesty the Shah of
Persia has appointed His Excellency Hajee Mirza Abul Hossein Khan, His Majesty’s
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, to be his sole plenipotentiary, and Her
Majesty the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, and Sovereign of India, has
appointed Sir John McNeil, Knight, Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order
of the Bath, Her Majesty’s Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
to the Court of Persia, to be her sole plenipotentiary, and the said plenipotentiaries
having concluded a commercial Treaty in these two Articles, have annexed and
united it to the original Treaty that by the aid of God it may henceforth be
observed between the two Governments and be a source of advantage to the sub
jects of both.
Article 1.
The merchants of the two mighty States are reciprocally permitted and allowed
to carry into each other’s territories their goods and manufactures of every de
scription, and to sell or exchange them in any part of their respective countries, and
on the goods which they import or export custom duties shall be levied, that is to
say, on entering the country the same amount of custom duties shall be levied once
for all that is levied on merchandize imported by the merchants of the most favoured
European nations, and at the time of going out of the country the same amount of
custom duties which is levied on the merchandize of merchants of the most favoured
European nations shall be levied from the merchants, subjects of the high con
tracting parties, and except this, no claim shall be made upon the merchants of
the two States in each other’s dominions on any pretext or under any denomination,
and the merchants or persons connected with or dependant upon the high contract-
ing parties in each other’s dominions mutually, shall receive the same aid and
support and the same respect which is received by the subjects of the most favoured
Article 2.
As it is necessary, for the purpose of attending to the affairs of the merchants
of the two parties, respectively, that from both Governments commercial Agents
should be appointed to reside in stated places, it is therefore arranged that two
commercial Agents on the part of the British Government shall reside, one in the
capital and one in Tabreez, and in those places only, and on this condition, that he
who shall reside at Tabreez, and he alone, shall be honoured with the privileges of
Consul General; and as for a series of years a Resident of the British Government

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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.

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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.

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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.

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