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‘A collection of treaties, engagements and sanads relating to India and neighbouring countries’ [‎6] (559/578)

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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Rebate of on goods imported into Afghanistan, Did India .
Rules for the exemption from
Afghanistan, via India
of goods imported into
225, 226,
Dacca.—B ritish occupation of .
Daghistan.—S everance of from Persia
Daraghaz.—O ccupation by Russia of the Persian A1
Kalat-i-Nadiri ......
Capture of —— by Peter the Great .
Restoration of to Persia by Russia .
D’Arcy Concessions
Da war.—A fghan occupation of in Tochi .
Deiri.—O ccupation of by Turkey
Capture of by Nadir Shah ....
Cession by the Emperor of to Nadir Shah of
West of the Indus ......
Diessan.—C ession of to Turkey
Dobbs, Sir Henry
Dokalim.—T itle of Afghanistan and Chitral to
Dost Mohamed Khan of Bampur—
Captivity of in Tehran ....
Deprivation of —— of the Governorship of Bampur
Execution of for murder
Dost Muhammad Khan, Amir
Capture and deportation to India of -
Establishment of power by in Afghanistan .
Hostilities between and Ranjit Singh
Dufferin, Lord ....
Durand, Sir Mortimer ....
Settlement of Afghan boundaries by
Durani Empire—
Dismemberment of the
Extent of the
Foundation of the by Ahmad Shah Abdali *.
Abolition of export .on horses
225, 226
36, 37
33, 204, 205, 206, 208
203, 204
218, 219
218, 219
32, 204
32, 203
Chargeable on goods imported into—
Rebate of customs on goods imported into Afghanistan vid India
Reduction of collected from purchasers of staples in Persia .
Rules lor the exemption from customs of goods imported into
Afghanistan via India .
Substitution of a Tariff for the 'flat ^ Charged by Peisia
7, 64
41, 43
7, 8, 66
226, 290
Edward VII, King
Elizabeth, Queen

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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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