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‘A collection of treaties, engagements and sanads relating to India and neighbouring countries’ [‎81] (98/578)

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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PERSIA—NO. XVIII—1857i
81
No. XVIII.
Treaty of Peace between Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom
of Great Britain and Ireland and His Majesty the Shah of Persia.
Signed, in the English and Persian languages, at Paris, March 4th, 1857.
[Ratifications exchanged at Bagdad, May 2nd, 1857.]
In the name of God, the Almighty, the All-Merciful.
Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
and His Majesty, whose standard is the sun, the sacred, the august, the great
monarch, the absolute king of kings of all the States of Persia, being both equally
and sincerely animated by a desire to put a stop to the evils of a war, which is
contrary to their friendly wishes and dispositions, and to re-establish on a solid
basis the relations of amity which had so long existed between the two exalted
States by means of a peace calculated for their mutual advantage and benefit,
have appointed as their plenipotentiaries for carrying into effect this desired object
the following, that is to say :—
Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland—
the Right Honourable Henry Richard Charles, Baron Cowley, a Peer of the United
Kingdom, a Member of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council, Knight
Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Her Majesty’s ambassador
extraordinary and plenipotentiary to His Majesty the Emperor of the French, etc,,
etc., etc.
And His Majesty the Shah of Persia—His Excellency the abode of greatness,
the favourite of the king, Ferokh Khan, Ameen-ool-Moolk, the great ambassador
of the mighty State of Persia, the possessor of the royal portrait and of the blue
cordon, the bearer of the diamond-studded girdle, etc., etc., etc.
Who, having exhibited and exchanged their full powers, and found them to
be in due form, have agreed upon and concluded the following Articles :—
Article 1.
From the day of the exchange of the ratifications of the present Treaty there
shall be perpetual peace and friendship between Her Majesty the Queen of the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on the one part and His Majesty
the Shah of Persia on the other, as likewise between their respective successors,
dominions and subjects.
Article 2.
Peace being happily concluded between their said Majesties, it is hereby agreed
that the forces of Her Majesty the Queen shall evacuate the Persian territory,
subject to conditions and stipulations hereafter specified.

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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)
Arrangement

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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