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Coll 29/36 'Kerman: consulate buildings' [‎91r] (183/216)

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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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oest of a oad job and give Jardar itorat the grace he asks for.
fhe former alternative 1 do not re com end. apart from
the fact that the Duildings would not fetch anything like the
amount of the outstanding debt in the event of a forced sale
If the iovnmnent of India should ever desire to close do;m
e consulate here or vacate trie buildings for any reason^ the
Qovfcrnment of India would certainly stand to lose financially
and politically: financially because the cjov erment would cease
to get interest on the capital and tiiey are at least certain n
of getting the interest from ^ardai" rrusret: politically because
v/e would be regarded as having sold up our friend in a time of
difficulty. There is as little doubt that idardar nusret is at
present in serious financial straits and really unable to meet
this obliegation, as there is that he was and is our staunch
friend. He is the leading landowner of this Province, a man
greatly respected and still boasting a considerable political
following. To foreclose on him now would be regarded as an
absolute betrayal and have the most damaging moral effect on
our cause.
j?or tnese reasons I am driven to support the second
alternative however unsatisfactory I rucogiize it to be; and
I hope that you will recommend to the ijoverament of India the
arrangements proposed by 3ardar Musret, namely that the building
should continue to remain under mortgage to us and that we pay
the usual rent to 3ardar rtoret: that he should continue to pay
interest annually at the ordinary rate till 195 ^ the
balance of the present interest account at once.
6* I am asking bardar x^usret to arrange to pay the sum of
Krans 8,953-4^ on account of balance of present interest account
as soon as possible and informing him that the question of
granting him further grace in repayment of the original loan
has been referred to the uoveminent for their orders.
A copy of this despatch is being sent to His iviajestyis
Minister at Tehran.
3d/- H. D. u. Law,
His Majesty* 3 Consul, Kerman,

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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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