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Coll 29/42 'Diplomatic and consular expenditure: contribution (from Indian revenues) towards cost of a British Chaplain at Tehran; Christian cemeteries in Persia and the Persian Gulf' [‎60r] (118/704)

The record is made up of 1 file (349 folios). It was created in 8 Aug 1917-5 Sep 1939. It was written in English and French. 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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It is requested that in any further communi- ,
cation on this subject the under-mentioned letter
and number may be quoted, and the reply
addressed to —
The Under Secretary of State for India,
Political Department,
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. ,
Z.f>ir;5/37.
With reference to the Government of Indie's letter
of the 11th February, Ho. S\ 738-ft/36, regarding the upkeep
of the cemeteries at Henjam and Besidu, 1 rm directed to
forward, for the infor?r»tion of the Government of India,
copy of demi-official correspondence with the Imperial
'nr Graves Commission.
I am to
From Imperial Graves Commission, dated 5th August.)
To " • • * " ^Ist August.) enquire whether
the Government
of Indie concur in the proposal thrt in future the cost of
maintenance of both cemeteries should be made in the first
instance by the Commission, to whom, presumebly, accounts
will ba rendered by His Majesty's Lection nt Tehran, recovery
of « moiety being made by Indian revenues through this office;
nd if so, whether they will isrue instructions to 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. to cease charging the
expenditure in the first instance to the Government of India
as fr on the date on which the new procedure is introduced.
This date will be arranged with His Majesty's Government and
notified to the Resident through the Legation at Tehran. A
suitable date might be the 1st October, 1937.
1 am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
(Sd.J M. J. ULAOSOis,
The Secretary to the
Government of India,
External Affairs Department.

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The file concerns Diplomatic and Consular expenditure towards the cost of a British Chaplain at Tehran, and the maintenance of Christian cemeteries.

The file contains:

  • proposal that Indian Revenues should contribute towards the maintenance of a British Chaplain in Tehran, 1923; includes Report of the Inter-departmental Committee on British cemeteries abroad
  • lists of members of the Indo-European Telegraph Department and their families buried in Persia
  • financial contributions to the Christian Cemetery Fund, Yezd
  • maintenance of the British cemeteries of Henjam and Basidu [Bāsa‘īdū] after the end of British occupation, in 1935
  • construction of a wall around the new Cemetery site at Kuwait, in 1936
  • list of inscriptions on memorials and gravestones in the cemeteries at Basidu and Henjam, 1936
  • removal of tombstones to the British Cemetery at Shiraz from the old Armenian Cemetery
  • replacement of damaged War Grave tablets in the British Cemetery at Shiraz.

The file is composed of correspondence between 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 Office of Works, the Foreign Office, the British Legation at Tehran, the Imperial Bank of Persia, the High Commissioner for India, the British Consulate at Kerman, the British Consulate at Shiraz, the Iranian Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Admiralty, the Imperial War Graves Commission, 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. .

There is a document in French, an extract from Le Messager de Tehran.

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1 file (349 folios)
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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 350; 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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English and French in Latin script
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Coll 29/42 'Diplomatic and consular expenditure: contribution (from Indian revenues) towards cost of a British Chaplain at Tehran; Christian cemeteries in Persia and the Persian Gulf' [‎60r] (118/704), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3604, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100043084055.0x000077> [accessed 15 December 2019]

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