Coll 29/36 'Kerman: consulate buildings' [39r] (79/216)
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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ho . 65 of 1929.
nis Britannic iitajesty^s Consulate.
Kenyan, 24th August 1929.
iiajor ifi.V/.C. i^oel, C.i.E.,D.S.O.,
His Majesty’s Consul for Kerman
and Persian Baluchistan, Kerman,
The Secretary to the
non’ble 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 Bulf, Bushire.
I have the honour to submit proposals whereby the
water supply for irrigating the Consulate garden, which is
at present very inadequate, may be increased without any
additional cost to Government.
Last year the building which had been used as H.B.M* s
Consulate Kerman for the last 34 years was purchased by
Government from our old friend Sardar Lusret C.B.E. for
Rs.75,362-5-0 of which approximately As. 26,000 represented
the value of the land (about 5 acres). Land in Persia is
usually sold with water rights but in the case of the
Consulate they were not included but had to be rented for
an annual sum of Tumans 280 (Ks.770). The rights in question
consist in the use of the water of the ZLKISF Qanat for
280 hours a year. Before the building was purchased water
for 256 hours a year was supplied by the owner for the
inclusive rental of Tumans 700 a year. This water was
insufficient and only half of the garden was irrigated, the
rest being a parched up v/ilderness with a few stunted trees.
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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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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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