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Coll 29/36 'Kerman: consulate buildings' [‎58r] (117/216)

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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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From
To
The foreign Secretary to the Government of India,
His Majesty's Under Secretary of State for 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. ,
London*
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Dated Hew Delhi, the ^ February 19^b. ^
Consular expenditure in Persia* [-Jf ^ I
Sir,
I am directed to refer to your letter Ho.P.917/27,
dated the 3rd March 1927, communicating the sanction of his
Majesty’s Secretary of State for India in Council to the
purchase of the Consular building at Kerman.
it has now been proposed by 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. that an expenditure of fis. 2,190 should be
incurred annually, with effect from the current financial year,
for the following purposes
Pc
For 1927-28.
Special repairs to the buildings. ..•••• .1,200
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Water and garden contingencies
For future years.
Petty repairs to the buildings
Water and garden contingencies
2,190
•••••**• i,090
2,190
3 . The average expenditure on petty and ordinary repairs
during the years 1916-17 to 1926-27 was Es. 882 per annum. In
addition a sum of Es. 3,521 was spent during the period on
special repairs. In the circumstances, the proposed ejqpenditure
of Es. 1,200 during the current year and of Es. 1,090 in future
years on repairs to the buildings seems reasonable.
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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)
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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 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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