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'File 35/86 II A 45 Muscat - Commercial Treaty of 1891 and revision of treaty 1922' [‎98v] (202/572)

The record is made up of 1 volume (281 folios). It was created in 12 Feb 1922-11 Mar 1931. It was written in English and Arabic. 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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panada Do'/minr, "treet,
* B 13th February, 1922,
or ,'iUBt.ralia
r iri ion.of Coiath Africa.
My Lord,
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* I have the honour to requeot Your ) Excellency
Your lioyal ) Hiphnesi
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to inform your i iniBter« that attention has been drawn to tne
vMBkh** position of the self-roveminn oidnions m relation
to trie Treaty between Groat Britain and i -uocat sirgiied on the
19th March ifel (Treaty SerieB ho. 9 of 1892).
1 onlv) The effect of thin Treaty, ae regard© the participation
of flue cat in the coarbinr trade of Canada, ms rei erred to
in paragraph 6 of Mr# (now Vie count) Harcourt's despatch
No. 773 of the 7th October 1914»
2 only)
all) 2. Article XXI of the Treaty provided that its
2. Article XXI of the .treaty provideu inat rue
atipulations ohould not be applicable to the aelf-rovermiv:
Dominions unleco notice to that effect vie re riven but no
nroviaion vms raade for the separate withdra'jal oi ;my
Dorainion to -rhich the otinulatione Irnd been applied.
3. The Treaty, tfhich -tan subject to revision after 12
vears. ia at prnseht beinr; renewed from year to year pendinp;
Ihe nerotiation of a ne-7 Treaty. If such a ne-r ireaty were
negotiated, a clause would be inoerted in it nrovi stnp; no i
only that its ntinulationa should not apply to any oi the
self-roverrdnr Dominions unloss notice to that eiicct Tore
riven, but also that it miftfit be terninated separately m
resnoot of any brainion to ''hich it had been made applicable.
any o/^reeiQent extending tne present ^rea^y xor a lun-ner
period, o clauee riving the brainions separate liberty of
rdthdrawal, I nhould be rlad to learn whether your ministers
wuld deoire such a cource or whether they mmld think it
sufficient that the matter should remain m abeyance until a
net Treaty is nepx)tiated.
I have,
etc. i e c •,
The Officer Administerirv?
The (Government of

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Correspondence concerning the Muscat Commercial Treaty of 1891 and a revision of the treaty in 1922. Includes the text of the 1833 Treaty of Amity and Commerce between the USA and Sayyid Sa'id bin Sultan [Saʻīd bin Sulṭān] of Muscat and correspondence with the United States of America over the revisions. Letters discuss the raising of the rate of customs from 5% to 10%. The file includes the text of the 1922 agreement in Arabic and English.

Correspondents include Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. , Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ; Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Muscat; Deputy Secretary to the Government of India; Commonwealth of Australia, Governor General's Office; Foreign Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Department; Secretary of State, United States.

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1 volume (281 folios)

The papers are arranged chronologically from the front to the rear of the file.

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Foliation: this file has circled foliation numbers that begin on front cover and end on back cover.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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