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File 4377/1912 'Muscat Arms Traffic: Complaints of British Firms' [‎167r] (338/430)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (213 folios). It was created in 1908-1913. It was written in English. 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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Dec. 24, 1908.]
THE BOABD OF TRADE JOURNAL,
629
Government Publications.
No.
Price.
9
16
Spain:
Accession of Spain to the Declaration respecting Maritime
Law signed at Paris, April 16th, 1856 ^d.
Agreement between the United Kingdom and Spain amend
ing Article 5 of the Agreement of November 25th, 1875,
respecting the Postal Service between Gibraltar and Spain \d.
20
Italy:
Agreement between the United Kingdom and Italy respect
ing Commercial Travellers’ Samples
hd.
1
31
32
Bulgaria:
Commercial Convention, Protocol, and Declaration between
the United Kingdom and Bulgaria
Accessions of British Colonies, &c., to the Treaty of Friendship,
Commerce and Navigation between the United Kingdom
and Bulgaria, signed at Sofia on 9th December, 1905
Proces-Verbal between the United Kingdom and Bulgaria
respecting Customs Duties, supplementary to the Com
mercial Convention of 9th December, 1905, signed at Sofia,
on 13th November, 1908
3d!.
\d.
kd.
13
Servia:
Treaty of Commerce between the United Kingdom and
Servia
U.
17
18
21
22
15
5
United States of America:
Convention between the United Kingdom and the United
States of America respecting the Protection, Preservation
and Propagation of Food Fishes in the Waters contiguous
to the United States and the Dominion of Canada
Treaty between the United Kingdom and the United States
of America respecting the Demarcation of the International
Boundary between the United States and the Dominion of
Canada ...
Arbitration Convention between the United Kingdom and
the United States of America, together with an Exchange
of Notes as to the Interpretation of Article 2
Treaty between the United Kingdom and the United States
of America providing (1) for the conveyance of persons in
custody for trial either in the Dominion of Canada or the
United States through the territory of the other ; and (2)
for reciprocal rights in wrecking and salvage in the waters
contiguous to the boundary between the Dominion of
Canada and the United States
\d.
Id.
\d.
\d,
Panama:
Parcel Post Agreement between the United Kingdom and
Panama ... ... ... ...
\d.
Colombia:
Accession of Colombia to the Convention signed at Geneva,
6th July, 1906, for the amelioration of the condition of
the Wounded and Sick in Armies in the Field
kd.
14
27
Paraguay:
Declaration between the United Kingdom and Paraguay
amending the Treaty of Commerce of 16th October, 1884..
Abyssinia:
Agreement between the United Kingdom and Ethiopia
relative to the Frontiers between British East Africa,
Uganda and Ethiopia ...
\d.
ls.0*d.

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The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, notes, and reports relating to the consignment of armaments to Muscat. The discussion in the volume concerns the complaints of British firms regarding the impounding of these armaments, following the enforcement of new arms traffic regulations. Following this some consignees refused to take delivery of the shipments or pay for them leading to the prospect of considerable financial loss for the manufacturers. The correspondence includes an enquiry from the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce as to regulations relating to importation of arms into Muscat.

Also discussed by British officials is the interpretation of the relevant regulations and documents. These include:

  • The Board of Trade Journal (December 24, 1908, Volume LXIII, No. 630) with sections on openings for British trade, tariff changes and regulations, and shipping, mineral and agriculture (ff 141- 179).
  • 'Agreement between the United Kingdom, France and Italy respecting the importation of arms and ammunition into Abyssynia (Treaty Series No.7, signed London, December 13,1906)
  • A notice 'Arms Traffic. Muscat Warehouse Rules, 1912. Notice by His Highness, Sir Seyyid Faisal bin Turki, GCIE. Sultan of Muscat and Oman'.

The principal correspondents in the volume include: the 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. (Percy Zachariah Cox); 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. , Muscat (Stuart George Knox); the Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign Department (Sir Henry McMahon); Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Sir Edward Grey).

The volume includes a divider which gives the subject and part numbers, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references contained in that part by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 volume (213 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 213; 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.

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