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Coll 28/45 ‘Persia. Anglo-Persian Treaty negotiations; abrogation of existing treaties.’ [‎56v] (112/154)

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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February 13th is convincing enough. In it he as]:s
in return for convincing reasons in favour of the
view hitherto expressed by His Majesty’s Government,
but it must be confessed that the draft reply now
communicated by the Foreign Office is not very
convincing. However, it does not seem necessary to
take exception to its general terms, for obviously
there can be no objection , from 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.
point of view, to sticking to our guns vis-a-vis the
all
Persians in this matter, and where/the issues are so
theoretical there is perhaps no harm in accepting
without question the fruit of the combined wisdom
of the Treaty and Eastern Departments.
The only practical point in which it
seems desirable to take an interest is the wording
of paragraph 7 of the draft, though even this point
is not vastly important.
It is common ground that the Commercial
Treaty of 1841 would really be of very little use if
it came to a question of trying to irast on the
retention of the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. at Bushire in the face of
blank Persian resistance. From this the Foreign
u ffice in their draft (encroaching in their usual
manner from common ground into debatable ground with
an appearance of innocence) go on to say that the
question whether the 1841 Treaty need be mentioned
or not in the abrogation article can be left to the
Persian Government. It is however a different thing
(a) to know that one cannot rely on a treaty provision
and (b) formally to abrogate that treaty, thus implying
that (in this instance) it is actually the intention
to evacuate the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in any case. The question
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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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