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‘A collection of treaties, engagements and sanads relating to India and neighbouring countries’ [‎141] (158/578)

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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ment have always endeavoured to support to the utmost the efforts of Your High
ness’s cabinet on the one hand to restore order and security in the interior of the
country, and on the other to maintain a policy of close co-operation between the
Persian and British Governments.
As further evidence of the good-will by which the Cabinet of London, is
inspired, I am now authorised to inform Your Highness that, in the event of the
agreement regarding projects of reforms which your Government contemplates
introducing in Persia being concluded, His Britannic Majesty’s Government will
be prepared in due course to co-operate with the Persian Government with a view
to the realisation of the following desiderata :—
(1) The revision of the treaties actually in force between the two Powers.
(2) The claim of Persia to compensation for material damage suffered at the
hands of other belligerents.
(3) The rectification of the frontier of Persia at the points where it is agreed
upon by the parties to be justifiable.
The precise manner, time and means to be chosen for pursuing these aims
shall be discussed, as soon as practicable, by the two Governments.
I have, etc.,
P. Z. Cox.
No. 4.
Sir P. Cox to His Highness Vossuq-ed-Dowleh.
British Legation,
Tehran ;
9th August 1919.
Your Highness,
With reference to the second desideratum indicated in my previous letter of
to-day’s date, it is understood and agreed between the two Governments reci
procally that, on the one hand, His Majesty’s Government will not claim from
the Government of His Majesty the Shah the cost of the maintenance of British
troops which His Majesty’s Government were obliged to send to Persia owing to
Persia’s want of power to defend her neutrality, and that on the other hand the
Persian Government will not claim from the British Government an indemnity
for any damage which may have been caused by the said troops during their pres
ence in Persian territory.

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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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