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Coll 28/45 ‘Persia. Anglo-Persian Treaty negotiations; abrogation of existing treaties.’ [‎51r] (101/154)

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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Sir Robert Clive*, in his despetch No. 396 of August 12th p 1950
exi^rossed his suploion of some ulterior motive on their pert*
such ea o dosire to secure the abrogation of some agreement
which they themselves hrd not hitherto mentioned.
| 6, The Trent iee. Conventions end Agreements to be
abrogated by the proposed article now under consideration are
ti e istee Treaty of 1357, the Slavery Convention of 188S f the
Commercial convention of 15 03 f and the furtlser Cominer*cial
greement of 19^0 0 As pointed out in paragraph 6 of my
predecessor's despatch No. 476 of the 18th neptember 1930, eny
objection ;?luch the rersian government ney have to mentioning
the un-ratifled agreement of 19S0 can readily be met by an
offer to allude to it aa a subsequent modification of the 1903
Commercial Convention.
v. As regards the Anglo^reraian comnercial Treaty of the
^8th October, 1841, the attitude of Hie Majesty's Government
was fully set forth in Mr. Henderson's above-mentioned despatch
of the mh September, 1930, r rom which you will oee that
fir Robert Olivo was given discretion to draw the attention
of lao ersisn Government, if he considered it desirable, to
the f*ct that this treaty had never been formally abrogated,
s explained in that despatch, the present validity of the
1841 treaty is open to serious doubt, end T entirely share the
view expressed by you in paragraph 6 of your despatch that
J. v would in practice be useless to rely upon this treaty in
tny attempt to maintain 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. et Ruehire
against the express wishes of the Persian Government. The
question whether it need now be mentioned in the proposed
'irooty article is one which j content to leave to the
Persian Government’s decision. Whether the treaty ie
regarded as hawing Xepsed or is expressly abrogated, I adhere
to the view ate.ted in paragraph 4 of Hr. Henderson's despatch

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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)

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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