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Coll 29/36 'Kerman: consulate buildings' [‎105r] (211/216)

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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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Dated 9th Ivlarch 1923. Jtl'v.'/ qo ,
Lease of Kerman Consulate.
Your telegram 13th May 1905.
Of the loan of 8,000 tomans granted to the owners of the
Consulate 2,000 tomans still remain due. The Consul, Kerman
has now telegraphed that Sardar Nusrat, the Landlord, is
seriously emharrased hy immediate need of ready money,
partly owing to failure of crops, and recommends grant to
him of loan of 14,000 tomans (including balance of present
debt) repayable at 1% interest in four annual instalments.
The Consular buildings and timber on the land which would
be security for this loan were valued at 14,000 tomans in
1905; but at present values which are considerably higher, 1
the owner valuing them at 30,000 tomans while Consul estimates
them to be worth about 18,000 tomans; though it must be
pointed out that as money is scarce now they might not
find a ready purchaser if it were necessary to realize the
mortgage. Sardar Nusrat has been a loyal and steady friend
of the British throughfcut recent years, end has suffered
much in consequence especially from the late Governor
General Sardar Assad; and the Consul represents that our
prestige would be enhanced if it were found possible to
give this support to an old friend. I agree that to help
Sardar Nusrat over his difficulties would have a good poli
tical effect locally.
There is another reason, however, why he recommends
the grant of this loan. Our lease of the present Consular
Buildings expires next year; and the rental will then
come up for reconsideration. The,present rental of 700
tomans (of which 120 tomans are spent on repairs) is
exceedingly cheap for the accommodation of the Consul,
Consular Office®, and ec
rt; being less than 4% 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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