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‘A collection of treaties, engagements and sanads relating to India and neighbouring countries’ [‎23] (346/578)

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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APPENDIX No. VII.'—[Nee page 5.]
between Russia and Persia, —1828.
Treaty of Turkmanchai
In the name of Almighty God,
His Majesty the Most High, Most
Illustrious, and Most Powerful Em
peror and Autocrat of all the Rus-
sias, and His Majesty the Shah of
Persia, equally animated by a sin
cere desire to put a period to the
evils of a war entirely contrary to
their mutual wishes, and to re-esta
blish on a solid basis the former
relations of good neighbourhood
and amity between the two States,
through the medium of a peace,
comprising in itself the guarantee
of its duration, by the removal of
all causes of future difference and
misunderstanding, have appointed
the following Plenipotentiaries
charged with the execution of this
salutary work, namely, on the part
of His Majesty the Emperor of all
the Russias, the Sieur Jean Paske-
vitch, General of Infantry, and Aide-
de-Camp General, Commandant of
the Corps detached from the Cau
casus, Superintendent of the civil
portion of Georgia, and of the admi
nistrations of Astracan and of the
Caucasus, Commandant of the Flo
tilla of the Caspian Sea, Knight of
the Diamond Orders of St. Alex
ander Newsky ; of St. Anne of the
1st Class; of St. Vladimir of the 1st
Class; of St. George of the 2nd
Class; decorated with two swords
of Honour, one of which bears the in
scription “ for valour,” and the other
bedecked with diamonds, Knight of
the Foreign Orders of the Red
Eagle of Prussia of the 1st Class, of
the Crescent of the Sublime Otto
man Porte, and of many others;
Au nom de Dieu Tout Puissant,
Sa Majeste le tres haut, tres illustre,
et tres puissant Empereur et auto
crate de toutes les Russies, et Sa
Majeste le Padischah de Perse, egale-
ment animes d’un sincere desir de mettre
un terme aux maux d’une Guerre
entierement contraire a leurs mutuelles
dispositions, et de retablir sur une base
solide les anciens rapports de bon
voisinage et d’amitie entre les deux
etats, au moyen d’une Paix, qui porte
en elle meme la garantie de sa duree,
en eloignant tout sujet de difference et
de mesintelligence futures, ont designe
par leurs Plenipotentiaires, charges de
travailler a cette oeuvre salutaire ; savoir ;
Sa Majeste 1’Empereur de toutes les
Russies, le Sieur Jean Paskewitch, general
d’Infanterie, et son Aide-de-Camp
General, Commandant le corps detache
du Caucase, Dirigeant la Partie civile
de la Georgie, et des Gouvernements
d’Astrachan et du Caucase, Comman
dant la flotille de la mer Caspienre, et
Chevalier des ordres de St. Alexandre
Newsky en diamans, de St. Anne de la
premiere classe en diamans; de St.
Vladimir de la premiere classe ; de St.
George de la seconde classe; decore
de deux epees d’honneur, dont un est
en or, avec Tinscription “ pour la Valeur,”
et 1’autre enrichie de diamans; et
chevalier des ordres etrangeres de
1’aigle rouge de Prusse de la pre
miere classe, du croissant do la
sublime Porte Ottomane, et de
plusieurs autres; le Sieur Alexandre
Abuskoff Son Conseiller d’etat actuel
et chambellan, Chevalier de Tordre de
St. Vladimir de la troisieme classe, de
St. Stanislas de Pologne de la 2nde classe,

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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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