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Coll 29/36 'Kerman: consulate buildings' [‎65r] (131/216)

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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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estimate was given as Krans 289>53^* difference of Krans j
2,CX)9 is the value of a piece of land with avenue of trees sst
outside the main gate referred to at the end of paragraph
5 of my letter. I found eventually that, it was necessary to
include this piece of land in the sale-deed in order to
ensure that the Consulate should enjoy full rights over it.
I have etc.,
Sd. J.H. Davies,
His Majesty’s Consul, Kerman.
Copies of this letter and its enclosure have been
sent to His Majesty’s Minister, Tehran and to the Deputy
Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and #
Political Department, Simla.
(Purport.) • Draft Sale Deed for Kerman Consulate .
This is to state that Agha Mirza Hussein Khan
Isfandiari(formerly Sardar-i-Nusrat) of Kerman, hereinafter w
called the seller, agrees to sell, according to law, to
Mr. Davies, H.B.M’s Consul in Kerman, acting on behalf of
the Secretary of State for India, hereinafter called the
buyer, for the sum of TUMAH3 TWENTY SIX THOUSAND (i.e. Krans
two hundred and sixty thousand), the vfoole and entire garaen
and buildings, situated at Zerief in Kerman, which are at
present held on lease by H.B.M’s Government and require no
(further)description, together with the road approaching the
property as specified below.
The various boundaries being as follows
East: A garden belonging to the heirs of the late Mohammad
Khan(s/o) Haji Bahram Khan,
North: Gardens of the late Mohammad Baghir Khan -Mudd 1 i - ul
timo cm- and the late Nurullah Khan,
West: A garden belonging to Sorushian and a small compouno
belorFing to the seller and not included in this sale,

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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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