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Coll 28/45 ‘Persia. Anglo-Persian Treaty negotiations; abrogation of existing treaties.’ [‎5r] (9/154)

The record is made up of 1 file (75 folios). It was created in 30 Mar 1932-25 Jan 1934. It was written in English and French. 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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P. Z.77(§S)/33.
Immediate.
4th January 1934.
Ply dear George,
Piany thanks for your letter of 28th Octoher,
No. E.6014/1329/34, about the provisional draft of the
general Treaty instructions to be given to Hoare. The
Foreign Office have since seen the Government of India’s
telegram of 17th November, No.2727, and we observe that
the further revise of the instructions to the Minister
received by us unaer Foreign Office letter of 30th
November, No. E.7322/1329/34, proceeds on the assumption
that the Secretary of state will share the Government of
India’s views on all the points in issue. This is,
broadly speaking, correct, but there are various
oiistanding points with which I deal below.
I now write to say that subject to the
observations that follow and to any comments which the
Admiralty may have to make on the points of special
interest to them, such as Henjam, Basidu, visits of
ships, etc., we concur in the draft Instructions to
Hoare enclosed in Foreign Office letter of 30th November
and in the provisional draft of the Treaty attached
thereto. For convenience I aeal separately in this
letter with the draft instructions and with the draft
Treaty provisions.
G.W, Rendel, Esq., C.M.G.,
Foreign Office,
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The correspondence concerns the drafting of an article for a general treaty between Great Britain and Persia [Iran] that would outline the abrogation of treaties, conventions and agreements concluded between the two nations before 1928. The file’s principal correspondents are: HM’s Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary in Tehran, Reginald Hervey Hoare; George William Rendel of the Foreign Office; John Gilbert Laithwaite of the 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. . The file includes several French texts which include drafts of the treaty article being discussed, and copies of correspondence from the Persian Minister for Foreign Affairs.

The file includes a divider, which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (75 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 77; these numbers are written in pencil 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. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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