Coll 29/36 'Kerman: consulate buildings' [81r] (163/216)
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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'Che 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. ,
Dated Simla, the August 1926.
Proposed purchase of the Kerman Consulate.
I mi directed to address you on the subject of accommo
dation for His Majesty's Consul at Kerman.
2* The building occupied by His Majesty's Consul.Kerman,
was built by Adil-us-Sultana in 1905, who was granted advances
upto Tomans 8,000 for the purpose. These advances were secured
by a mortgage on the property. In 1923 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. ,
Eushire,reported that Tomans 2,000 of this debt still remained
unpaid and the present owner of the building, Sardar Nusrat,
0.8.®.^ was in great distress. He therefore recommended a further
loan of Tomans 14,000, which was granted by the Government of
India at ? per cent interest repayable in four annual instal
ments. The lease of these buildings was to expire in 1924 and
by granting this loan the old lease was renewed for ten years
on very favourable terms. In addition, it was considered that
to help an old friend like Sardar Nusrat would have a good
political effect locally.
3. Sardar Nusrat was unable to pay the first two instalments
of the loan which were due on 30th July 1925; and the Government
of India agreed in December last that he might repay the loan
in the last three years of the ten years' lease of the Consulate
but he should in the meantime pay interest on the loan at 7 per
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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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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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