Coll 29/1 'Consular districts in South Persia: jurisdiction of British Consul-General Bushire; objection of the Persian government to the specification of the extent of the district in a consular officer's commission'

IOR/L/PS/12/3551

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The record is made up of 1 file (220 folios). It was created in 9 Feb 1926-29 Jan 1943. 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 concerns changes to administrative arrangements of Consular districts in South Persia.

The file is composed solely of internal correspondence between British officials, including the Foreign Office, the British Legation at Tehran (Robert Henry Clive, Charles Dodd, Reginald Hervey Hoare), the Political Residents 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. (Hugh Vincent Biscoe, Trenchard Craven William Fowle), the British Embassy at Constantinople [Istanbul], the Foreign Secretary to the Government of India, 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. officials, and the Admiralty.

The correspondence relates specifically to the following:

  • confusion in the use of the term 'Persian Coast and Islands'
  • suggested inclusion of Luristan [Lorestan Province, Iran] in the Consular District of Ahwaz
  • district under control of Consul General, Bushire
  • role of Governor of 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. Ports and Islands, Dashti and Dushistan, and Bushire
  • district assigned to HM Consul at Kermanshah
  • Hamadan Consular District
  • redefinition of Bushire Consular district, Persian Government's objections to a large and powerful district at Bushire
  • amalgamation of the Consular districts of Kerman and Bandar Abbas
  • withdrawal of secret documents belonging to the Admiralty from Bandar Abbas and Kerman consulates
  • re-establishment of a naval reporting post at Bandar Abbas.
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1 file (220 folios)
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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 221; 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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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/12/3551
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Coll 29/1

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9 Feb 1926-29 Jan 1943 (CE, Gregorian)

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Coll 29/1 'Consular districts in South Persia: jurisdiction of British Consul-General Bushire; objection of the Persian government to the specification of the extent of the district in a consular officer's commission', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3551, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000648.0x000070> [accessed 23 January 2020]

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