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Coll 29/5 'Seistan: vice consulate appointments (Zabul)' [‎20v] (41/185)

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The record is made up of 1 file (90 folios). It was created in 13 Mar 1931-22 Jul 1946. 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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6
. SI^ MD QOMPOSITION QF BRITISH CQmiUHITY .
The British European community consists oi the Vice-
Consul; the British Indian community of the Clerk-in-Charge
with occasionally one or two other Indians in residence.
so o ml
There is a Persian Military Officers * club, hut no
other, in Birjand.
• - -L < J. v
Calls are due from the Vice-Consul on the Persian
Governor of Birjand, and, by courtesy, on two former
Governors of Birjand: Sarkar Amir Shaukat-ul-Mulk, C.I.E.,
and Sarkar Hissam-ud-Dowleh, both of whom are"distinguished
men in. bast Persia and very friendly to us.
The Persian anti-British boycott broke down in August
1941, and. I have made friends with a number of Persian
officials.
8. PUBLIC SPEAKING . Nil.
9. SPOKT AND RBCRdATICW .
The possibilities*of tennis and riding have been
indicated above. Other recreation is rambles in the
hills near the Kelata and an occasional pursuit of
partridges with a gun during the winter. If leave
is obtained to go to Zabul, the shooting there in
winter (luck and black partridge) is excellent.
10 - BRITISH INSTITUTIONS. Nil.
11 • fofligAL fAClLIgx .u orn^. THAH BRITISH .
There is a Persian Government school in Birjand.
A Russian doctor, naturalised Persian, has lived 25
years in Birjand. The quality of his services is not known
A Persian doctor is at present stationed in Birjand
by the Persian Government to attend labourers working on
the Zahidan-Meshed road. I have had illness, but I was
advised that it would be definitely unwise to call him in.
Persian cavalry is stationed at Birjand and there is
a military veterinary surgeon. The quality of his services
is not known.
Medicines have long been virtually unobtainable in
j Persia, except perhaps at Tehran.
12- -OB MOPXFYIJiq Ui.'’;, Qg AM

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The file concerns appointments at the Consulates in Seistan and Zabul.

The file covers:

  • appointment of G Fawsitt Taylor as Medical Officer and Vice Consul to Seistan, in 1931
  • appointment of T F Shepherd as member of the staff
  • appointment of J J Beausang as Medical Officer and Vice Consul to Seistan, in 1932 (acting)
  • creation of the post of Vice Consul at Zabul [Afghanistan]
  • appointment of L A C Fry as Vice Consul at Zabul, in 1937
  • appointment of W V D Willoughby as Vice Consul at Zabul, in 1937
  • appointment of L H V French as Vice Consul at Zabul, in 1942
  • appointment of R A Clinton Thomas as Vice Consul at Zabul, in 1942
  • creation of the post of Assistant to the Vice Consul at Zabul
  • Personal aspects of Life as Vice-Consul, Zabul , report by L H V French, 1942 (ff 18-21).

The file is composed solely of internal correspondence between the Foreign Office, 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, the Passport Office, the Consulate in Seistan, the British Minister at Tehran, the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and the Office of the High Commissioner for India.

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1 file (90 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 front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 92; 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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