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'File 35/86 II A 45 Muscat - Commercial Treaty of 1891 and revision of treaty 1922' [‎141v] (288/572)

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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Date*- 27th
Sept iber
and end.
No.2bd,15th
Aug.
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. , 'JThitehail,
London, S.W.I.
P.3684. 18th October 1923.
Sir,
With reference to your letter of the 4th April, No.
102/43-X/3, relative to the Muscat Commercial Treaty of
1391, I ajn directed by the Secretary of State for India
to enclose, for the information of the Government of
India, copy of a letter from the Colonial Office on the
subject, and to request that an early opportunity may be
taken to give to the Sultan of Muscat notice of the with
drawal of the Commonwealth of Australia from participation
in the Treaty.
I have etc.,
Sd.L.D.Y/akeley.
The Secretary,
Foreign and Political Department,
Government of India.
46853/1923.
Colonial Office,
Downing Street,
27th Sept.1923.
Sir,
With reference to the letter from this Office No.
23140/23 of the 15th May, I am directed by the Duke of
Devonshire to transmit to you, to be laid before the
Secretary of State for India, a copy of a despatch from
the Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia re
garding the desire of the Commonwealth to withdraw from
participation in the Commercial Treaty with Muscat of
1891.
The Secretary of State will be glad if steps may be
taken as desired by the Commonwealth Government.
Copies of this letter are being sent to the Foreign
Office and Board of Trade.
The Under Secretary of State,
Political Department,
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. .
I am, etc.,
Sd.T.Davis.

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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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