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File 638/1919 ‘Muscat:- Commercial Treaty with Gt. Britain – Prolongation of.’ [‎26r] (56/488)

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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We, the undersigned, have agreed to what follows*- That the
Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation "between Great Britain
and Haskat, signed on the eighth day of Shaban 1308-H* corresponding
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co the 19th March 1891, will be prolonged by this writing, notwith
standing all, or any, correspondence betv/een His late Highness Sayid
Faisal bin Turki and the Glorious British Government in the matter of
the revision of that Treaty. And it will remain in force for a
period of one year from this eleventh day of February 1929, correspond
ing to the 17th R&mathan 1347-H^ unless a suitable Treaty, by agree
ment between His Highness the Sultan of Maskat and Oman and the
Glorious British Government be substituted for that ancient Treaty
aforesaid. It is also understood that it shall be open to the
Dominion of Canada and Irish Free State to withdraw from the aforesaid
Treaty at any time on notice being given to that effect by His
Majesty^ Representative at Maskat*
It is also understood that the Commonwealth of Australia have
withdrawn from participation in the aforesaid Treaty as per notice
given by His Majesty’s Representative at Maskat in his letter No .6
dated 3rd December 1923*
In confirmation thereof, we that is, we, Mr. B.S. Thomas, O.B.E.
and H&ji Zuber bin Ali, Members of the Council of State, Maskat, on
behalf of His Highness Sayid Sir Taimur bin Faisal, K.C.I.E.,C.S.I.,
Sultan 0f Maskat and Oman, and I, Major G.P. Murphy, I.A., duly
authorised agent for that purpose on behalf of the Glorious British
Government have signed this writing and five copies and have affixed
our seals thereto*
Done at Maskat this eleventh day of February 1929, correspond
ing to 17th Ramathan 1347-H*
Sd. G.P* Murphy,
Major,
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. , Maskat*

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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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