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Coll 29/36 'Kerman: consulate buildings' [‎85r] (171/216)

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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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c v Ko. 1377 of 1926.
--Bri'Cish iiSsidency^Consulate Generally ^
Bushire, the 22nd May,1926.
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From
To
The Kon , ole Lt-Colonel F.B.Prideaux, C.S.I.,C.I.E.,
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. .
The Foreign Secretary to the Government of India
I ENCLOSURE in
INDIA FOREIGN SECRETARY'S
Le ^ r Ifo. 4 7 )M
Dated 17 JUN 1925
deceived 5 JIJL 1925
in the Foreign and Political Department,
SIMLA. ' 4 ' /7U
Repayment of loan granted to
Sardar Nasrat.
Sir,
I have the honour to refer to correspondence ending
with Foreign and Political Department memorandum No.770(2)
-N., dated the 23rd December 1S25, and to report for the
information of the Government of India that Sardar
Nasrat’s son, 1 /Ierat-es-Saltaneh, has intimated to His
Majesty’s Consul, Kerman, that, though his father has
managed,by paying the balance of interest due, to carry
cut the arrangement with regard to the repayment of the
loan and interest which the sardar himself had proposed
and which the Government of Indie, were pleased to sanc
tion on my recommendation, yet the Sardar is extremely
embarrassed partly owing to the bad harvest of last year
and that it will be quite Impossible for him to pay the
interest due in July of this year.
2. Mr. Law adds that the Sardar 1 s family are always
living above their income, and that this is constantly
diminishing, as they sell more and more lends. It,
therefore, seems necessary that steps should be taken
in time to safeguard the interests of Government, while
at the same time relieving the Sardar from obligations
which he is unable to meet.
Herat-e s-Saltaneh

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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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