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Coll 28/54 ‘Persia. Perso-Polish and Perso-Japanese Relations.’ [‎48r] (95/145)

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The record is made up of 1 file (71 folios). It was created in 24 Mar 1927-22 Jan 1942. 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.J
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January 7, 1929.
Section 6.
[E 108/108/34]
No. 1.
Sir W. Erskine to Sir Austen Chamberlain.—(Received January 7.)
(No. 1.)
Si 1 ** Warsaw, January 2, 1929.
I HAVE the honour to report that, as a result of lengthy negotiations between
the Polish and the Soviet Governments, an agreement has been reached under the
provisions of which the Soviet Government allow the Polish Government to send from
Poland to Persia, in transit through the territory of the Union of Socialist Soviet
Republics, 72,000 tons of goods in the course of the current year.
2. It will be remembered that according to article 22 of the treaty between
Poland and the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics signed at Riga on the
18th March, 1921, the Soviet Government undertook in principle not to impede
tiansit traffic, but that, in spite of this clause in the treaty, no goods were allowed to
be sent to Persia.
3. I attach a certain importance to this agreement, as before the war the
exports to Persia from those parts of the Russian Empire which are now included in
the Polish State, were considerable and covered at that time, more particularly,
textiles, sugar, enamelware, &c., and it is hoped here that Poland will be able
gradually to recapture the Persian markets.
4. I understand that the quantity of 72,000 tons named above will be increased
shortly as a result of further negotiations which are now proceeding.
I have, &c.
[688 g—6]

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Correspondence and other papers relating to diplomatic and commercial relations between Persia [Iran] and Poland, and Persia and Japan. The file includes: a copy (in French) of a Treaty of Friendship and Commercial Convention, signed between Persia and Poland in 1927; correspondence (some in French) concerning relations between Persia and Japan, culminating in the signing of a treaty of commerce and navigation between the two countries in 1932 (not included in the file); correspondence and extracts from the diary of the British Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. and Consulate at Bushire, dated 1935, reporting on a concession awarded to Japanese commercial interests by the Persian Government to mine rock salt on Qishm Island [Qeshm]; correspondence dated 1940 from HM’s Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary in Tehran, Reader William Bullard, reporting that the Polish Chargé d’Affaires in Tehran has not received a dinner invitation to celebrate the Shah’s [Reza Shah Pahlavi] birthday. Subsequent correspondence concerns the decision for Bullard to decline the invitation to dinner, along with his French counterpart; correspondence dated 1941-1942 concerning relations between Persia and Japan, prior to and immediately after Japan’s entry into the Second World War.

The file’s principal correspondents are: HM’s Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Tehran, Robert Henry Clive, Reginald Hervey Hoare, Hughe Montgomery Knatchbull-Hugessen, and Reader William Bullard; the Foreign Office.

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 (71 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 inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 72; 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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