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'File 35/86 II A 45 Muscat - Commercial Treaty of 1891 and revision of treaty 1922' [‎275r] (557/572)

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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Confidential.
Wo. 154-8. of 1930.
British Hesidency and Conoulate-General,
Bushire, 4th April 1950.
From
The Hon'ble Lieut.-Colonel H. V. Biscoe,
.Political Henident in the Peroian Oulf,
To
The Foreign Secretary to the Govenunent of India,
S i ra 1 a .
COMiJglKCIAL TFJ.ATY.
Sir,
With reference to Foreign and Political
Department telegram l«o. 444-u., dated the 7th March
1930, I have the honour to forward herewith six
copies ( Arabic and Inglish) of an agreeiient signed
by the Members of the Council of State, Huscat, on
behalf of Mis Highness the Sultan of Muscat and uman,
and the 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. at Muscat, prolonging the
Muscat Commercial Treaty of 1891 for a further period
of one year.
2. The wording of the Agreement is similar to
that of 1929.
1 have the honour to be.
Sir,
Your most obedient servant,
^ / rtsy Lt.-Colonel
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. in the 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. .

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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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