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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' [‎102r] (202/704)

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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I am directed by Mr. Secretary Eden to request
you to inform the Marquess of Zetland that he has recently
been in communication with the Imperial War Graves Commission
and with His Majesty f s Representative at Tehran with regard
to the future maintenance of the British cemeteries at Henjam
and Basidu.
2. Lord Zetland will be aware that when the naval
stations at Henjam and Basidu were relinquished in April 1935
the Persian Government gave an assurance that the cemeteries
would be respected and facilities accorded for their
maintenance by such persons as His Majesty T s Minister at Tehran
might designate; and the most satisfactory method of ensuring
that this maintenance is properly carried out in years to come
v/ill be, in Mr. Eden T s opinion, to register the cemeteries in
the name of the Imperial War Graves Commission, and to ask the
Commission to accept the ultimate responsibility for their
supervision, even though in practice they may have to rely upon
His Majesty’s Representative in Tehran, with the help of His
Majesty’s Consular Officers and perhaps of the naval authorities
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 carry out the actual details of
administration. On this point he has consulted His Majesty’s
Representative, who agrees that the registration and maintenance
of the cemeteries could be carried out in this manner on behalf
of/
The Under-Secretary of State,
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.

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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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