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File 638/1919 ‘Muscat:- Commercial Treaty with Gt. Britain – Prolongation of.’ [‎25r] (54/488)

The record is made up of 1 volume (240 folios). It was created in 31 Jan 1919-27 May 1930. It was written in English. 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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De.ted Simla, the September 1929.
Muscat Commercial Treaty.
Sir,
With reference to the telegram from His Majesty's
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Secretary of State for India No.2609, dated the 21st August
1929, I am directed to forward for information, one copy of
the Arabic and nine copies of the English texts of a document
signed by the members of the Council of State on behalf of
His Highness the Sultan, and the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Muscat,
prolonging the Muscat Commercial Treaty of 1891 for a further
period of one year*
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I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your most obedient servant.
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Content

The volume contains papers relating to the prolongation of the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation between Great Britain and Maskat (Muscat), signed on 19 March 1891.

It mostly consists of correspondence regarding the extension of the Treaty for a further year for each year between 1919 and 1930. It also includes correspondence regarding: the insertion of a new clause in the 1923 extension of the Treaty regarding the right of the Dominion of Canada and the Commonwealth of Australia to withdraw from the Treaty; the subsequent expression by the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1923 of its desire to withdraw from the Treaty; the provision made in the renewal of the Treaty signed at Muscat in 1929 entitling the Irish Free State to withdraw from the Treaty; and the proposed revision of the Treaty.

The main correspondents are as follows: 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. ; the Government of India Foreign and Political Department; the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Muscat; the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ; the Foreign Office; and the Colonial Office.

In addition, the volume includes a copy of the Treaty signed in 1891 (folios 187 to 192), and copies of the documents prolonging the Treaty.

The volume includes a divider which gives the subject number, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 volume (240 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

The subject 638 (Muscat:- Commercial Treaty with Gt. Britain – Prolongation of.) consists of one volume, IOR/L/PS/10/827.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 242; 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.

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