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Coll 29/36 'Kerman: consulate buildings' [‎11r] (23/216)

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The record is made up of 1 file (107 folios). It was created in 9 Mar 1923-27 Mar 1940. 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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Copy of a memorandum No. 1474-47/11-11, dated the
4th August 1938, from the Hon f ble the political /W!$
Resident in the Persian^ulf^. ta ,the Secretary to the ^
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G-overnment of India. External Iffaifs Denartment, /Simla.
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Subject:- Special ReiairsKta the consulate builaings
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I forward herewith two estimates of special
repairs to the Consulate buildings at Kerman which His
Majesty f s Consul proposes to carry out during the ensuing
financial year and request that the G-overnment of India will
be pleased to accord sanction to the works being undertaken
at a total estimated cost of Rials 12581-00, equival(n®£
1 Rials 594% to Rs. 2,100/- approximately.
2. Estimate No.I. provides for resurfacing the roofs
of ±ha three blocks which have not been resurfaced for the
last six years and which were considerably damaged by the
heavy rains and snow of last winter. Estimate No. 2 provides
for relaying of the paving on the foot-ways around the
Consulate main building and office which is in a very bad
condition. Approximately nine out of every ten tiles are
broken, making the paths dangerous to walk on, especially
after dark, and unpleasant to xxgsxtiatfcx negotiate in wet
weather. No expenditure on Special repairs to the Kerman
consulate buildings has been incurred since the year
3. The necessary provision is being included in the
budget estimates for 1939-40.
Letter No. 1 f> p t
Dated 1 P At'q.
Received 24 AUG

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The file concerns the British Consulate buildings at Kerman.

The file covers:

  • payment of lease of the buildings to Agha Mirza Hussein Khan Isfandiari (initially referred to as Sardar Nasrat)
  • repayment of loan granted to Agha Mirza Hussein Khan Isfandiari
  • negotiations for the purchase of the buildings and surrounding gardens
  • maintenance and repairs
  • water supply for irrigating the Consulate gardens
  • Statements comparing the Expenditure incurred by the Government of India on Diplomatic and Consular Services in Iran in the year 1928-29 with that in the previous year (folios 15-27).

The file is composed of correspondence between the Viceroy, 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 British Consulate at Kerman, the British Legation at Tehran, and 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. , and Agha Mirza Hussein Khan Isfandiari.

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1 file (107 folios)

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 for this description commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 108; 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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