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Coll 28/54 ‘Persia. Perso-Polish and Perso-Japanese Relations.’ [‎61r] (121/145)

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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.]
ifjuj? 55 1927. j
Section 8 .
[E 3257/3257/34] No. 1.
Sir R. Clive to Sir Austen Chamberlain.—(Received July 25.)
(No. 315.)
^i r Gulhek, June 30, 1927.
WITH reference to my despatch No: 224 of the 19th May last, I now learn from
Mr. Uchiyama, the Japanese diplomatic representative, that the Japanese Govern
ment have given up all idea of concluding a treaty with Persia for the present. They
originally tried to obtain capitulatory rights. When that became obviously
impossible, they tried to obtain the inclusion in a treaty of the most-favoured-nation
clause. Here again I gather the Persian Government have been unwilling to meet
their wishes. They have therefore decided, according to what Mr. Uchiyama told
me, to make a provisional arrangement and to await the results of the treaty which
they believe His Majesty’s Government will make with Persia in the course of the
next year.
t am forwarding a copy of this despatch to the Government of India.
I have, &c.
[184 bb—8]

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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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