Coll 28/51 ‘Persia. Relations with H.M.G. Treaty negotiations: Article regarding private claims.’ [83r] (165/357)
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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sjort of stanSloe olrdmo tribunal. conaeqaenU,? it oon
har 01.7 be ealft that, ^c.tever trorein? be eventual aaoptea
^ the ClalBC article in the treaty. Me ^jeotya
nororment will lnjS^ 2 S 2 . bc ^ ne0e88lt7 ° f
fi^tiny this? case anfl bones MaMns the eerioue fimmolol
loae ineolveft. -Jhere lo. moreover, another «0 anbeiaiery
objection to tho inolunion of the Atyohlfica cone among those
to be settles by the pronoaeS cialras ComrlsElont in 00 fa.
the claim relates to the detention of the "Kara ■ enla"
prior to her oeisare on the outbreate of nar nlth Vnrtwy.
the principal 11 no of defence so for usefl has been that
Bonoleur Atyohides fsileO to eshaaot his legal rabies in
the competent Indian courts. -his araament. Phich Is sonnfl
enonKh so far as this particular 0.000 io oonoernca. ooulS in
the last resort (thonGh not without some rish of
encasement) be employee if the case, were brought up as
nn Isolated issue before the Council of the hoogne of
rjatjonsj but it would clearly be out of the question to
vbo it in pleading the sass before a Claims Cooaioolon.
oinoo there appears to be ooarocly a single British olain
aoainet tho Torsion government in respect of which any
"ttenrt hm been made by the claimant to obtain satisfaction
through the rerolnn courts.
9 . 1 have eat forth above the serious disadvantages
which appear to 00 to be inherent in your proposal to abandon
the clause barring war olsdras. I admit, however, that I
can at present ouggeet no alternative solution of the
woblon which would arise if. os you anticipate, the Persian
' ivernaent oet their face resolutely against any draft
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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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