Coll 28/51 ‘Persia. Relations with H.M.G. Treaty negotiations: Article regarding private claims.’ [75r] (149/357)
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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the Legation do not disclose what this explanation is. I
suppose there were also good grounds for the detention of
Monsieur Atychides himself in Bombay in 1917, after he had
arrived there with the permission of the authorities in India,
and for the other matters set forth by Monsieur Atychides in
his printed memorial to the King of November 17th, 1923. If,
however, full information on these points is not already
available, I venture, at the risk of intruding into matters
which are not my concern, to suggest that the fullest possible
details should be collected regarding the events at Bombay of
1914 and 1917 - 1919. My excuse for so doing must be the
importance which this case is likely to play in the treaty
negotiations and the immense expenditure in which His Majesty’s
Government would be involved if the claim were found to be valid.
14. So far as the archives of the Legation are concerned,
it would be useful if I might receive ( 1 ) the judgments (and
the full proceedings also, if readily available) of the prize
Court at Bombay in 1915 and the Privy Council in 1922, and of
the Court (l am not clear whether it was a Prize Court or not)
before which Monsieur Atychides appeared at Bombay in 1919, as
being of general interest, and (2) 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. letter with
the report about the detention of the "Kara Deniz" referred to
in the enclosure to Lord Monteagle’s private letter to Sir R.
Clive already quoted in paragraph 9, with any other information
on this point, as being of essential interest.
15. I am sending copies of this despatch to the Foreign
Secretary to the Government of India (No. 262).
I have, etc.,
(Sd) 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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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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