File 985/1913 Pt 2 'Diplomatic & Consular Expenditure in Persia, Siam & C'

IOR/L/PS/10/362

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The record is made up of 1 volume (291 folios). It was created in 17 Aug 1916-19 Dec 1923. 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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The file is concerned with diplomatic and consular expenditure in Persia, 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. , and Siam [Thailand], which is shared by both the Imperial (London) and Indian Governments. The papers therefore focus on financial adjustments to be made between 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. and the Foreign Office. Accounts of this expenditure can therefore be found within the file, along with supplementary correspondence. This correspondence is concerned with querying or disputing items of expenditure, or with changes to accounting practices. This correspondence is primarily between officials of 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. and the Foreign Office, with occasional reference made to the Government of India, and occasional submissions to the Secretary of State for India.

Specific matters discussed include a refund for Indian contributions to the Chiengmai [Chieng Mai] Vice-Consulate owing to the withdrawal of the Vice-Consul in 1913 (see folios 8-21), and a refund for Indian contributions towards the Consulate at Basra (see folios 22-39) made following the outbreak of the First World War (1914-1918).

The following sets of financial papers can be found within:

  • expenditure by the Imperial Government in Persia, and at Nakawn Lampang (Lakhon) and Chiengmai. Statements for the following years can be found within the file: 1913-14 and 1914-15 (ff 286-289), 1914-15 and 1915-16 (ff 108-111), 1915-16 and 1916-17 (ff 112-115), 1916-17 and 1917-18 (ff 116-119), 1917-18 and 1918-19 (ff 63-65), 1918-19 and 1919-20 (ff 66-68), and 1919-20 and 1920-21 (ff 69-71);
  • expenditure by the Government of India compared with the previous financial year; each statement contains a supplement on expenditure at Bahrein [Bahrain], Koweit [Kuwait], and Maskat [Muscat]. Statements for the following years can be found within the file: 1914-15 (ff 270-279), 1915-16 (ff 224-232), 1916-17 (ff 201-209), 1917-18 (ff 182-191), 1918-19 (ff 156-165), 1919-20 (ff 121-129);
  • specific statements are also supplied for expenditure on the Koweit Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. as follows: 1914-15 (ff 280-281), 1915-16 (ff 215-216), 1916-17 (ff 212-213), 1917-18 (ff 176-177), 1918-19 (ff 167-168), 1919-20 (ff 131-132);
  • records of financial adjustments made between 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. and the Foreign Office between 1900-01 to 1920-21: see ff 47-52, ff 81-86, ff 94-98, and ff 260-265.

Each part includes a divider which gives the subject and part numbers, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references contained in that part by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

Extent and format
1 volume (291 folios)
Arrangement

The subject 985 (Persia: Consular and Diplomatic Expenditure) consists of three volumes: IOR/L/PS/10/361, 362, and 363. The volumes are divided into three parts with each part consisting of one volume. The papers within this volume are arranged loosely in reverse chronological order from the front to the rear of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 293; 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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English in Latin script
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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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IOR/L/PS/10/362
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P 985/1913 Pt 2

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17 Aug 1916-19 Dec 1923 (CE, Gregorian)

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