Coll 28/51 ‘Persia. Relations with H.M.G. Treaty negotiations: Article regarding private claims.’ [51r] (101/357)
The record is made up of 1 file (176 folios). It was created in 13 Apr 1932-28 Dec 1936. 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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THIS DOCUMENT IS THE PROPERTY OF HIS BRITANNIC MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT
March 27, 1934.
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[E 1946/346/34] No. 1.
Sir R. Hoare to Sir John Simon.—(Received March 27.)
Sir, Tehran, March 10, 1934.
I HAVE the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch No. 95 of
the 22nd February respecting the claims article in the draft General Treaty with
2. I have no further observations to offer at present. I have always contem
plated that a strong effort should be made to secure the acceptance of the formula
excluding war claims which is at present under consideration (see article 13 in the
memorandum enclosed in your despatch No. 50 of the 25th January), and my object
in writing my earlier despatch was to ensure that consideration should be given to
the question of principle (that is, the virtual abandonment or otherwise of the
non-war British claims) which would arise if the effort failed.
3. It is quite possible that the third of the hypotheses set forth in the middle
of paragraph 4 of your despatch is correct and, if so, the Persian Government will
presumably accept the formula which His Majesty’s Government have in mind.
I have, &c.
R. H. HOARE.
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Correspondence and other papers relating to the drafting of an article for the Anglo-Persian Treaty, concerning private claims made against the British and Persian Governments. The correspondence concerns: the exclusion from the article of British Indian claims; an agreement by both parties to not pursue certain claims arising from the ‘exceptional circumstances obtaining during the [First] world war’ (f 155); general treaty instructions 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. , sent to the British Legation in Tehran; details of an historic claim for approximately £900,000, made against the British Government by a Persian subject named Socrates Atychides, whose ship, the Kara Deniz , was detained and declared as prize at Bombay [Mumbai] in 1914; a printed copy of a general review of British claims against Persia, prepared by Hugh Ritchie, formerly of the Foreign Office. Ritchie’s review includes indexes to supplementary volumes (not included in the file) entitled Persia (Legation Claims) , Persia: Consulate Claims (Peace-Time), and Persia: Consulate Claims (War-Time) (ff 22-51). The indexes are lists of British claimants.
Principal correspondents in the file include: John Charles Walton and 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. ; George William Rendel and Christopher Frederick Ashton Warner of the Foreign Office; W R L Trickett of HM’s Treasury.
The file contains a single paragraph of French text: a draft of the claims article submitted by the Government of Persia (f 168).
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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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 inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 178; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, 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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