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Coll 29/36 'Kerman: consulate buildings' [‎82r] (165/216)

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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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per cent# He has however now informed His Majesty’s Consul
at Kerman that he cannot pay even the interest on the loan
because he is extremely embarrassed partly owing to the bad
harvest of last year. Copies of papers dealing with this
matter have been sent to 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. by weekly letters
) as noted in the margin.
4. It is reported that the
©No. 36-M, dated 3rd May 1923.
Ho. 50-M,dated 21st Tune 1923.
Ho. 70-M,dated 30th August 1923.
Ho. 80-M,dated 25th October 1923.
Ho. 65-M,dated 14th August 1924.
Ho. 77-M > dated 25th September 1924.
Ho. 101-M,dated 24th December 1925.
Ho. 47-M,dated 17th June 1926.
Ho. 55-M,dated 15th July 1926.
Sardar’s family are always
living above their income
which continues to diminish
as they sell more and more lands. The Government of India agree
with the views of 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. , Bushire, that in
order to safeguard our interests and to relieve Sardar Husrat
from the obligations which he is unable to meet, the house and
garden occupied by His Majesty's Consulate at Kerman should be
purchased, and the Consulate placed on the same footing as those
at Meshed, Birjand, Sistan, Bandar Abbas, Shiraz and Sabzabad,
which are all owned by Government.
5. The value of the property was estimated to be Tomans
18,000 in 1923 but the landlord considers it would be valued
by local experts at not less than Tomans 25,000 now. 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. , Bushire, however, considers it likely that
the sale can be arranged for about Tomans 20,000 (i.e.Rs 60,000
approximately) and is of opinion that the property is worth
this amount. The amount of the loan to Sardar Husrat, out
standing at the time, will be deducted from the purchase price
and the balance only handed over to him.
6. The Government of India and His Majesty's Charge d*
Affaires, Tehran^agree that the course recommended by Colonel
Prideaux is the best in the circumstances and I am, therefore,
to request the sanction of His Majesty’s Government to this
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expenditure which will, as usual, be divisible in moijties
between

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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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