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‘A collection of treaties, engagements and sanads relating to India and neighbouring countries’ [‎35] (358/578)

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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Separate Compact (relative to Commerce and the Security of Russian and
Persian Subjects respectively) referred to in Article 10 of the Treaty
of Turkmanchai.
The two high contracting parties,
desirous that their respective sub
jects shall enjoy all the advantages
resulting from freedom of commerce
on both sides, have agreed upon
the following articles. Russian sub
jects provided with passports in due
form shall be allowed to trade through
out the whole extent of the Kingdom
of Persia, and also to proceed to the
States adjoining the said Kingdom.
In return for which Persian subjects
shall be allowed to import their mer
chandize into Russia either by the
Caspian Sea or by the frontier land
separating Russia from Persia, to
barter them or to make purchases
or exportation ; and they shall enjoy
all the rights and privileges accorded
in the States of His Imperial Majesty
to the subjects of the most favoured
friendly powers. In the event of the
death of a Russian subject in Persia,
his movable and immovable property,
as belonging to a subject of a friendly
power, shall be entirely made over
to his relations or partners who shall
have the right to dispose of the said
property as they may think fit. In
default of relations or partners the
disposal of these same goods shall be
entrusted to the Mission, or to the
Consuls of Russia without any oppo
sition on the part of the local author
Article 2.
Contracts, bills of exchange, secur
ities and other engagements passed
Les deux hautes parties contractantes
desirant faire jouir leurs sujets respectifs
de tous les avantages qui resultent d’une
liberte reciproque de commerce, sent
convenus de ce qui suit. Les sujets
Russes, munis de passeports en bonne
forme, pourront commercer dans toute
Tetendue du Royaume de Perse et se
rendre egalement dans les Etats voisine
du dit Royaume. En reciprocite de quoi,
les sujets Persans pourront importer
leurs marchandises en Russie, soit par
la Mer Caspienne, soit par la frontiere
de terre qui separela Russie de la Perse,
les echanger ou faire des achats pour
Pexportation, et ils jouiront de tous les
droits et prerogatives accordes dans les
Etats de Sa Majeste Imperiale aux
sujets des Puissances amies les plus
favorisees. En cas de deces d’un sujet
Russe en Perse, ses biens meubles et
immeubles, comme appartenant a un
sujet d’une Puissance amie, seront remis
integralement a ses parents ou associes,
lesquels auront le droit d’aliener les dits
biens selon qu’ils le jugeront convenable.
A defaut de parents, ou d’associes, la dis
position de ces memes biens sera confiee
a la Mission, ou aux Consuls de Russie,
sans aucune entrave de la part des auto
rites locales.
Article 2.
Les contrats, lettres de change, cau-
tionnements et autres actes passes par

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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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