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‘A collection of treaties, engagements and sanads relating to India and neighbouring countries’ [‎269] (286/578)

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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LXXXVIII to pillar No. LXXXIX, which has been erected on the point half
way between the new Chaman Fort and the Lashkar Band out-post.
From this point the boundary line runs in a straight line through pillars Nos.
XC and XCI to pillar No. XCII, which has been erected at the point half-way
between the New Chaman Railway Station and the hill known as Mian Baidak.
With regard to the Sherobo spring, we have jointly agreed that the rain or sub
terranean water, which now flows down from above or may hereafter do so in
the Sherobo nullahs, belongs to the Sultanzai Nurzai residents of Sherobo, and
that no one on the part of the British Government will stop this water from above.
Clause No. 7. —Six maps are attached to this agreement to illustrate the posi
tion of the boundary line and the boundary pillars defined in each of the above
six clauses. This joint agreement, and the maps attached to it, supersede the
joint agreements and the maps signed by us at various times previous to this.
A. H. McMahon,
British Commissioner,
Indo-Afghan Boundary Commission,
Baluchistan Section.
February 26th, 1895.
Sardar Gul Muhammad Khan,
Deputy Governor,
Afghan Commissioner,
Indo-Afghan Boundary Commission.
30th Shaban, 1312 A.H.
26th February, 1895 A.D.
Translation of a Joint Agreement executed by the Lowanas and Tarakis
with regard to Lands in Tirwah.
This day, the 24th of the month of Rabi-ul-Awal, 1312 Hijrah (corresponding
with the 25th September 1894), the matter of decision regarding lands situated
in Tirwah between the Lowana and the Shabeh Khel Tarakis, inhabitants of
Tirwah, was discussed in the presence of Khan Bahadur Hak Nawaz Khan and
Abdur Rahman Khan, representatives of the British Commissioner, and Khan
Sahib Mansur Khan, appointed on behalf of Sardar Gul Muhammad Khan. After
discussion we agreed in this manner that we Lowana maliks, namely, Khan Zaman,
Shamak, Garrai Khan and Morad Khan, on our own behalf and on behalf of the rest
of the Lowana people appointed Ghulam Rasul and Sadik, the maliks of the
Shabeh Khel Tarakis, as absolute agents, that both of them may take up in their
hands the holy koran and divide the aforesaid disputed lands. Whatever lin< of
boundary they may fix in those disputed lands between us, the Lowana people
and the Shabeh Khel Tarakis, we, both the tribes, accept. If hereafter any
one of us of either tribe should infringe this, our decision, all the disputed
lands shall belong to that (of the two) tribe which abided by its agreement. These

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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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