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Coll 29/39 'Seistan (Zabul): office allowance; hospital; motor cars' [‎14r] (30/150)

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The record is made up of 1 file (73 folios). It was created in 23 Feb 1925-5 Sep 1935. 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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(1) There would he no delay in obtaining delivery since the
Agents have chassis with English cat continually on order,
(2) We would have the-advantage of choice between several
chassis and can select a good engine after actual trial* ( 3 )
Minor parts, batteries etc etc often get broken enroute and if
shipped direct to our order from England, we have to replace
breakages, often entailing delay and inconvenience, whereas
if purchased through the Agents we are under no obligation to
accept any broken part, but can choose another unbroken chassis
ofc have the part immediately replaced before delivery*
4* I would, for the above reasons, recommend that the chassis
with English cab be purchased locally, unless there be consider
able financial advantage to Government e.g*the price landed at
Karachi, if purchased by the Indian Store Department would
be considerably less than ks* 3600/- We should also have to pay
clearing charges at Karachi in addition, and this plus freight
to ITok Kundi would again be higher than the sura charged by the
Agent, who has his own arrangements for clearing at Karachi.
The Agents offer landed at Nok Kundi is ks.3300/-. To this a sum
of Hs* 150/- should be added for cost of bringing the chassis to
*er sia (including certain taxes and charges at Zahidan Customs).
A satisfactory and suitable body can be made at Meshed ( and this
body would be much more suitable than the standard bodies) for
Es. 500/-. The total cost would therefore amount to Es. 3800 plus
150 plus 500 = Bs. 4450/-
5. If therefore, the Government of India be pleased to allot*
a round sum of Es. 4500/-, the new chassis with English cab could
be obtained with the minimum of delay, which as pointed out in
my Express Letter ITo. 360/A/81, para 9 is of importance. Against
this sum, there will be a credit to Government of whatever price
we may succeed in obtaining for the present lorry.
6 . For the reasons outlined in my Express Letter No. 560 /a/
81 of 12th May, I regret I can foresee no possibility of meeting

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The file concerns the Seistan and Kain (Zabul) Consulate.

The file contains:

  • proposed expenditures on repairs of the building, in 1925
  • proposal to build a new hospital, in 1925
  • proposal to increase office allowance to provide medical stores, in 1928
  • proposed purchase of furniture, in 1928 and 1930
  • provision of a motor lorry in 1929, and its replacement in 1935.

The file is composed of correspondence between the British Consul at Seistan and Kain, the British Consul at Khorasan, 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. , and the Government of India.

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1 file (73 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 (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 74; 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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