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of Treaties," published at Calcutta ; but it has been thought that it might be interesting if the collection commenced with the Treaties concluded in January, 1801, although all the Treaties concluded between that date, and March, 1857 (with the exception of the Commercial Treaty of 28th October, 1841), have now ceased to be in force.
The following, then, is a List of the Treaties and other International Engagements which have been entered into between Great Britain and Persia since the 1st January, 1801 :
Page. 1. 1801. January. Political Treaty
1 2. January. Commercial Treaty..
1 3. 1809. 12th March. Preliminary Treaty of Friendship and Alliance. 4 4. 1812. 14th March. Definitive Treaty of Friendship and Alliance.. 5 5. 1814. 25th November. Definitive Treaty of Friendship and Subsidy 6 6. 1828. March-August. Agreement cancelling the Subsidy Articles of the Treaty of 25th November, 1814
7 7. 1841. 28th October. Commercial Treaty
9 (See also Treaty of 4th March, 1857, Art. IX, p. 19.) 8. 1851. August. Convention authorising the detention and search of
Persian Vessels by British and East India Company's
12 (Confirmed by Article XIII of the Treaty of 4th March,
1857, but cancelled by Art. IV of the Convention of
2nd March, 1882, p. 42.)
ment towards the British Government, with regard to
War was declared by Great Britain against Persia on the 1st November, 1856, and the Treaty of Peace was signed at Paris on the 4th March, 1857.
Page. 10. *1857. 4th March. Treaty of Peace. Engagement with regard to Herat and Afghanistan, &c.
16 11. 1862. 17th December. Engagement. Telegraph Line. Khanakeen to Bushire, viâ Tehran
23 12. 1865. 23rd November. Telegraph Convention
25 13. *1868. 2nd April. Telegraph Convention
30 *1871. 1st-4th September. Arrangement. Boundary. Persia and Kelat
105 *1872. August. Arrangement. Persia and Afghanistan. Seistan Boundary. British Award
63 14. *1872. 2nd December. Telegraph Convention
32 *1873. 15th May. (Proposed) Amended Arrangement. Boundary. Persia and Kelat
106 15. *1882. 2nd March. Slave Trade Convention..
40 16. 1887. 3rd July. Agreements. Prolongation of Telegraph Con
ventions of 2nd April, 1868, and 2nd December, 1872 43
Those Treaties which are still in force are marked with an
In addition to the direct Engagements which Persia has
“State Papers,” Vol. LVI, p. 295.
'State Papers," Vol. LIX, p. 322.
“State Papers,” Vol. LVIII,
“State Papers," Vol. LXVI, p. 975.
1864, respecting the Wounded in Armies in the Field.
“State Papers," Vol. LXX, p. 1168.
“State Papers," Vol. LXVI, p. 19.
Union Treaty signed at Berne, 9th October, 1874.
“State Papers,” Vol. LXV, p. 13.
1878 (Paris). (“State Papers," Vol. LXIX, p. 210.) (Amended
“State Papers," Vol. LXIX, p. 276.
“State Papers, Vol. LXXI, p. 356.
Plenipotentiary, but not ratified by the Shah.)
“Hertslet's Treaties," Vol. XVII, p. 495.
(“State Papers,” Vol. LXIX, p. 210.) Universal Postal Union
“Hertslet's Treaties," Vol. XVII, pp. 235, 241, 243.
Persia on payment of the same duties as those paid by
It may also be mentioned that an Understanding was
passed, one entitled “The Persia Order in Council, 1889," and
A List of the Treaties, &c., which Persia has concluded with
FAVOURED NATION," copies of those
Treaties are given, in alphabetical order, preceded by an abstract of their contents.
They are classified again, according to Subjects, in the Index, which will be found at the end of the Volume; so that it can readily be ascertained what Privileges have been conceded by Persia to Foreign Countries, the benefits of which can be enjoyed by Great Britain, in addition to the privileges directly conceded by Persia to British Subjects and their Trade.
In conclusion, I beg to state that this work is not an official publication but purely a Private Undertaking, and that I am personally responsible for the statements which it contains.
1st April, 1891.