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Coll 29/36 'Kerman: consulate buildings' [‎92r] (185/216)

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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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Copy of translation of a letter from one Husein iifandi&ri
(apparently Sardar nos rat of Kenan), addressed to Sir Percy
Lora me. His Majesty’s Minister, dated Tir Hah 31st, 1304
(July 22nd 1925 ).
I beg leave to state that I have had contracted a loan
of tomans 14,000 from the government of India through the
medium of His majesty’s Consulate in Kerman repayable in 4
annual instalments with an interest of r ]%.
Last year i had to pay the first instalment and as I
was not in a position to effect the payment of the same, I
asked for* a respite through the consulate which they were
good enou^i to give me. Hut, I have, however, to pay the
second instalment together with the first on the JJth of
amerdad, 1304 . a few days ago 1 received a note from nis
Majesty’s Consul in Kerman who has also sent rne a statement
of my account concerning my loan with interest which after
deduction of the rent of my house which is now leased by the
consulate, shows a balance of tomans 7895 311(1 0(1(1 100 •
As I had the honour* to explain verbally to Your excellency
owing to the damage to the crops of my landed properties in
Kerman for these two years, and on the other hand in view
of the fact that the time i have been in rehran I have
bean unable to find the necessary funds for tne payment of rpy
debt, I regret that I shall not be able to effect the payment
of the first and second instalments of the loan as arranged.
I shall therefore be obliged if Your excellency will be so
good as to cause tne matter to be arranijed as follows.
My nouse find garden in Kerman called Leris which are
leased by tlie consulate for a period of ten year's and which
are placed as security for tne repayment of my loan may be
accepted in lieu of my loan and that I may be allowed by the
dovernment of India to pay the principal of my loan i.e.
the sum of tomans 14,000 within the three last years of 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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