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‘A collection of treaties, engagements and sanads relating to India and neighbouring countries’ [‎74] (397/578)

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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to a mutually advantageous agreement as soon as possible for the construction of
waggon-roads suitable for commercial traffic between the above-mentioned pro
Article 6.
Neither Russia nor Persia to alloiv Arms or War Material to he supplied to the Tur
The Government of His Majesty the Shah of Persia engage to strictly prohibit
the export from His Majesty’s dominions, along the whole extent of the frontier
of the Provinces of Asterabad and Khorassan, of all arms and war material, and
likewise to adopt measures to prevent arms being supplied to the Turcomans resid
ing in Persian territory. The Persian frontier authorities shall afford the most
effective support to the Agents of the Imperial Russian Government, whose duty
it shall be to watch that arms are not exported from the Persian territory. The
Government of His Majesty the Emperor of All the Russias on their part engage
to prevent arms and war material being supplied from Russian territory to Tur
comans living in Persia. '
Article 7.
Appointment of Russian Agents in Persian Frontier Towns to preserve order and
tranguillity among Turcomans.
With a view to the observance and fulfilment of the stipulations of the present
Convention, and in order to regulate the proceedings of the Turcomans residing
on -the Persian frontier, the Government of His Majesty the Emperor of All the
Russias shall have the right to nominate Agents to the frontier points of Persia.
In all questions concerning the observance of order and tranquillity in the districts
contiguous to the possessions of the High Contracting Parties, the appointed Agents
will act as intermediaries in the relations between the Russian and Persian author
Article 8.
Confirmation of all Treaties, &c., between Russia and Persia
All engagements and stipulations contained in Treaties and Conventions con
cluded up to this time between the two High Contracting Parties shall remain iu
Article 9.
The present Con\ention, done in duplicate, and signed by the Plenipotentiaries
of both parties, who have affixed to it the seal of their arms, shall be confirmed
and ratified by His Majesty the Shah of Persia and His Majesty the Emperor and

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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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