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Coll 28/45 ‘Persia. Anglo-Persian Treaty negotiations; abrogation of existing treaties.’ [‎29r] (57/154)

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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Enclosure No.5
Draft exchange of Wotea relative to the
validity ot treaties*
From the Minister for Foreign Affairs
To His Majesty’s Minister.
Monsieur le Miniatre*
With regard to Article
«
of the Treaty which we have signed to-day I desire
to make the following statement on behalf of the
Persian Government:
So far as I can learn as the result of a careful
examination of the archives of the Ministry for
Foreign Affairs all treaties and agreements between
our two Governments which are in any way contrary
to the situation resulting from that treaty and from
the Treaty of Commerce and Navigation have been
annulled at one time or another. If* however, any
such treaty or agreement at any time comes to light,
the Persian Government have no intention of invoking
its provisions to justify a demand for a revision
of our mutual relations or for a modification of

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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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Coll 28/45 ‘Persia. Anglo-Persian Treaty negotiations; abrogation of existing treaties.’ [‎29r] (57/154), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3450, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100044858042.0x00003a> [accessed 12 November 2019]

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