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'File 35/86 II A 45 Muscat - Commercial Treaty of 1891 and revision of treaty 1922' [‎139r] (283/572)

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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NOTE.
We. the undersigned, have agreed to what follows : That the Treaty of
Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation between Great Britain and Maskat, signed
on the eight dav of Shaban 1308 H., corresponding to the 19th March 1891, will
be prolonged by this writing notwithstanding all, or any correspondence between
His late Highness Saiyid Faisal-bin-Turki and the Glorious British Government
in the matter of the revision of that Treaty. And it will remain in force for a period
of one year from this eleventh day of February 1923 corresponding to the 24th
Jamadi-al-Akhir 1341 H., unless a suitable treaty by agreement between His
Highness the Sultan of Maskat and Oman and the Glorious British Government
be substituted for that ancient treaty aforesaid. It is also understood that it shall
be open to the Dominion of Canada and Commonwealth of Australia to withdraw
from the aforesaid Treaty at any time on notice being given to that effect by His
Majesty's Representative at Maskat.
In confirmation thereof, we, that is, T Taimur-bin-Faisal. Sultan of Muscat and
Oman, with my own hand, and I Major M. E. Eae, duly authorized agent for that
purpose on behalf of the Glorious British Government have signed this writing
and five copies and have affixed our seal thereto.
Done at Maskat this eleventh day of February 1923 corresponding to the 24th
Jamadi-al-Akhir 1341 H.
M. E. RAE, Major,
Political, Agent Maskat.
Signature (in vernacular) and seal of Signature and seal of 1 olitical Agent
the Sultan of Maskat and Oman. Muscat.
.A

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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)
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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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