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Coll 28/45 ‘Persia. Anglo-Persian Treaty negotiations; abrogation of existing treaties.’ [‎37r] (73/154)

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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(32J
filed If you will Aftke a final effort to reach a
eettlecient on the line a proposed in iigr deapateh
Ho •358 of the 83rd Juneo X ehsr© in general
your views regarding the motives whioh underlie
Tey/sourtache’a attitude towards this •russtion*
and X realise that His Highness tiay revain
reluctant to accept the phraB/j "ahall ct.\aee to
be binding”, which iiaplies that tha inst/uaenta
in question are undoubtedly T.lnding at the
date of the signature of the treaty* Hi$
Majesty*© Government* howver* are not prepared
to agree to the altemotif© phrase "ne a>nt pcs
^en vigueur” * suggested 5.n your telegi'aa uxier
reply* since this would Imply that the innt:,-
meats to be abrogated were not in force at the
date of the signature of the treaty* The
relevant instrument© should be abrogated 9 not
on the date of signature of the treaty* but on
its entry into force® A poesible solution
might be to state that ‘'The High Contmcting
w Partie8 agree that on the entxy into force of
"the present treaty the following instruments
"will

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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.’ [‎37r] (73/154), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3450, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100044858042.0x00004a> [accessed 14 November 2019]

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