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Coll 29/36 'Kerman: consulate buildings' [‎87r] (175/216)

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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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5. At present Government are paying Rs. 2,100/- per
annum on account of rent, which is remarkably cheap
considering that it is only of the value of the
property, whereas 10 / is the usual rate at which rent is
assessed by landlords in Persia. The Government of India
might, therefore, have had to pay as much as 2 or 3 times
the amount of the present rent and, but for the financial
assistance given to the landlord which induced him to
make a concession, they would have had to pay this rent
if demanded, owing to the absence of any other suitable
accommodation where the Consulate arnrniu* be lodged.
6 . The other alternative method of getting over the
Sardar’s inability to pay interest on the loan, is that
the rent should be raised to equal the interest on the
loan so that the Sardar would pay no interest and
of the difficulty I am not inclined to advocate its
adoption for the reason that Government will still be
never be in a position to meet and will probably continue
to hold in perpetuity.
7. If the Government of India agree to the purchase
purchase price, and the balance only handed over to the
8 . In the circumstances it seems best that the suggestioi
of buying the house and property should be adopted, as it
will prove cheaper in the long run and will incidentally
put an end to all the disappointments and uncertainties
to which anything like the present situation must
inevitably give rise.
Government would virtually be occupying the house free of
rent. Though this might appear a less expensive solution
of the Consulate, the amount of the loan to Sardar Nasrat
outstanding at the time, will be deducted from the

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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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