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‘A collection of treaties, engagements and sanads relating to India and neighbouring countries’ [‎18] (571/578)

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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Account of ........... 32
Activities of British forces in during the Great War . . . 35
Appointment of a Soviet Consul to ...... 37
British arbitration on the question of sovereignty of . . 34, 210
Claims of Persia and Afghanistan to sovereignty over . 32, 33, 209
Establishment of British and Russian Consulates in . . 34
Goldsmid’s award regarding ....... 34, 210
Governorship of .......... 34
Invasion of by Amir Dost Muhammad Khan .... 33
McMahon’s award regarding—— .... 35, 220, 221, 278, 279
Occupation of the whole of by the Persian Governor of Kain . 33
Separation of from Kain ........ 34
Suppression of in—
Herat . . . . 206, 235
Persia H, 12, 16, 17, 73, 76, 84, 87
South Persia Rifles—
Disbandment of the ......... 21, 36
Occupation by of Shiraz ........ 19
Raising of the .......... 19
Restoration of order in Kerman by the ..... 36
Treaty between and Persia ....... 11
Visit of envoys from to the Persian Court ..... 2
Spin Baldak.—B ritish occupation of ....... 223
Grant of a to Persia 7, 26, 57
Payable to—
Afghanistan .207, 213, 219, 220, 222, 223, 225, 238, 242, 257, 287
Baluch Chiefs
Sarhad tribes
Sistan Chiefs ......
Sultan Jan (Sultan Ahmad Khan), Ruler of Herat
Suritz.— Russian Consul at Kabul ....
Swat. —Non-interference by Afghanistan in
Sykes, Sir Percy
219, 256
Talish. —Severance of from Persia .....
Tamasp I, Shah of Persia
Tamasp II, Shah of Persia
Autonomy Treaty between Great Britain and Persia
Introduction of a by Persia
Promulgation of a new Customs by Persia . . .22
Tehran Legation.— Control of the by the British Foreign Office
Tehran, Treaty of
Account of in Persia ....
Ahwaz-Dizful Line .
Baft-Saidabad Line
22 , 161
18, 93
143, 148
7, 9
30, 31
31, 32

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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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