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‘A collection of treaties, engagements and sanads relating to India and neighbouring countries’ [‎30] (353/578)

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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Article 10.
His Majesty the Emperor of all
the Russias, and His Majesty the
Shah of Persia, considering the re
establishment and extension of the
commercial relations between the
two States as one of the principal
benefits which the return of peace
should produce, have agreed to re
gulate all the arrangements relative
to the protection of commerce and
the security of their respective
subjects, as stated in a separate Act
hereunto annexed, concluded between
the respective Plenipotentiaries, and
which shall be considered as forming
an integral part of the present Treaty
of Peace. His Majesty the Shah of
Persia reserves to Russia as formerly
the right of appointing Consuls or
Commercial Agents wherever the good
of commerce may require, and he
engages to allow these Consuls or
Agents, each of whom shall not have
a suite of more than ten individuals
under his protection, the enjoyment
of the honours and privileges due to
their public character.
His Majesty the Emperor of all
the Russias promises on his part
to observe a perfect reciprocity in
regard to the Consuls or Commer
cial Agents of His Majesty the Shah
of Persia ; in the event of any well-
grounded complaint on the part of
the Persian Government against any
one of the Russian Consuls or Agents,
the Minister or Charge d’Affaires of
Russia, residing at the Court of His
Majesty the Shah, and under whose
immediate orders they shall be placed,
will suspend him from his functions
and confer the charge provisionally
on whomsoever he may think proper
Article 10.
Sa Majeste 1’Empereur de toutes les
Russies, et Sa Majeste le Schah de
Perse, considerant le retablissement et
I’extension des relations commerciales
entre les deux etats, comme un des
premiers bienfaits que doit produire le
retour de la paix, sont convenus de
regler dans un parfait accord toutes
les dispositions relatives a la protec
tion du commerce, et a la surete des
sujets respectifs, et de les consigner
dans un acte separe et §i annexe, arrete
entre les Plenipotentiaires respectifs,
et qui est, et sera considere comme
faisant partie integrante du present
traite de paix. Sa Majeste le Schah
de Perse reserve a la Russie, comme
par le passe, le droit de rmn.imer des
Consuls ou Agens commerciaux partout,
ou le bien de commerce 1’exigera, et il
s’engage a faire jouir ces Consuls ou
Agents, chacun desquels n’aura pas
une suite de plus de dix individus de sa
protection, des honneurs et des privileges
attaches a leur caractere public.
Sa Majeste TEmpereur de toutes les
Russies promet de son cote, d’obser-
ver une parfaite reciprocite a 1’egard
des Consuls ou Agens commerciaux
de Sa Majeste le Schah de Perse. En
cas de plainte fondee, de la part du
Gouvernement Persan, contre un des
Agens ou Consuls Russes, le Ministre
ou Charge d’Affaires de Russie, resident
aupr&s de la cour de Sa Majeste le Schah,
et sous les ordres immediats duquel
ils seront places, le susprendra de ses
fonctions, et en conferera provisoire-
ment la gestion a qui il le jugera con-

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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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