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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' [‎187r] (372/704)

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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With p#ferenow to your despatch Nos. 32 of
January 21st # 1933 (K 623/523/234) and 240 of June 14th,
1933 (K 6831/523/234) respecting the graves of former
members of the Indo-iSuropean Telegraph Department in
Persia, I have the honour to transmit to you, herewith:-
(1) a list of burials in the Armenian Church of St*
Bartholomew in Tehran,
(2) a list of burials in the Akberabad (Protestant)
Cemetery at Tehran,
- (3) a copy of a despatch from His Majesty’s Consul-
General for Khorasan covering the Meshed, Birjand and
Zahedan areas,
(4) a copy of a despatch from His Majesty's Consul-
General for Khorasan covering the dlstan area,
(5) a copy of a despatch from His Majesty’s Consul at
Kerman covering the Kerman area and the coast of 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. eastwards from Basldu,
(6) a copy of a despatch from the Acting Consul at Shiraz
covering the Yezd, Isfahan and Shiraz areas,
— ( 7 ) a copy of a despatch from the Honourable the political
Resident at Bushire covering the Bushire area and the
coast of 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. eastwards from Bushire.
His Majesty's Consuls at Ahwaz and Kermanshah report that
no graves are known to exist in their districts.
2. The list of burials in the Armenian Church has
/been
The Right Honourable
Sir John Simon, G.C.S.I.,
etc., etc., etc.,
The Foreign Office.

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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' [‎187r] (372/704), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3604, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100043084056.0x0000ad> [accessed 15 December 2019]

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