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Coll 28/54 ‘Persia. Perso-Polish and Perso-Japanese Relations.’ [‎49r] (97/145)

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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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Minute Paper.
Dated ^
Under Secretary
Secretary of State...
Perso-Polish Treaty of Friendship and
Commercial Convention. Notes of
interpretation. Protocol substituting
new Article 6 in Commercial Convention.
Under Secretary
Secretary of State...
Copy to
1 ^ SEP 1928
The note explaining the interpretation
of certain points in the Treaty of Friendship
appears to call for no coinment.
The Commercial Convention had to he
modified to some extent in view of the imminence
of an autonomous tariff. The new Article 6
provides for the application of the minimum
tariff on the Polish frontier, and of the
minimum tariff in vigour on the frontier of
entry into or exit from Persia. But if an
autonomous tariff is set up, the application of
minimum tariffs is to he limited to 2 years’
duration, i.e. until the 29th May,1930, and
during that time each party is to he given the
benefit of any reductions. Since the autonomous
tariff has now been introduced, the article
appears to he similar in effect to the

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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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Coll 28/54 ‘Persia. Perso-Polish and Perso-Japanese Relations.’ [‎49r] (97/145), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3459, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 19 October 2019]

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