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Coll 29/36 'Kerman: consulate buildings' [‎77r] (155/216)

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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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FOREIGN OFFICE, S.W. 1.
18th October, 1926.
K 11980/11980/234.
My dear Wakely,
In your letter P.E882 of the 25th September, about
the possible purchase of the consular building at Kerman
from Sardar Hasrat, you suggest that the expenditure to
be incurred be divisible equally between Imperial and
Indian revenues.
2. Perhaps you will recollect your letter P.4683
of the 22nd December, 1923, about the cost of building a
consulate at Kermanshah. Prom that paper we understood
that India refused to bear a moiety of the cost incurred.
3. Does not the whole matter thus amount to a case
of heads 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. win, tails Poreign Office lose? If
I am wrong in this interpretation, I beg you to put me
right. If I am correct, I fear that our Department most
interested might well reply in the sense of your letter of
1923. But what I do want to avoid above all is that the
incumbent of the post at Kerman should suffer while two
offices here in London have a paper discussion.
Will you then let me have your views quite frankly so
that we can see what ma
L.D. Y/akely Esq. ,C .B
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. .

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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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