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Coll 29/6 'Mohammerah and Khorramshahr: vice consulate and consulate appointments' [‎32r] (65/470)

The record is made up of 1 file (232 folios). It was created in 9 Apr 1931-4 Sep 1948. 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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tiftoUlon r«ftOh«d on naggontion*
My own Yicnr i« ho^*v#r th^t wfeottier \m huv« a Jon«ul-3«ncral
at Buahiro or not# oo long *«• Kl^oivaoaihaVir rw.ain* a Con-
sulato and tha poat !• hold by a fairly oonior offioor of
tho Indian ^olltloal Sorrioo it io oioat undooirahlo that it
should bo subordinatod to tho Gonsu late-Oonoral at Ah^as
onioh may Tory wall ha hold by an of» ioer of aquai or lost
4* ilth regard to Irdioii representation on tha
Peralan ahora of tua lulf 1 fully agree that taoro can ba
no question of separata Indian Consulates being subordinate
to tha British Consular posts once India nao boooKa Indepand-
usnt* in tha ttsanwhile it appears to aa iapossihla to
oonsidar tha appointment ol irdepani ent Indian C^nsula in
plaoee snare Canaulatas are otaf ad by Indian iolitioal
Sorrloa ofiioe s who are already serronts of the Government
el India* Possibly a eo&tpromise night be readhfd by tha
appointment as an interim reassure of Indian Trails Commissioners |
or Trads Agents* 1 understand that aoout a year ago a
proposal sae made for the appointment of an Indian trade
CommiseicHner at hhorramsnahr but can »ot refer to the papers
shieh are in fijehire# »har* the tise ooaes for the ioreign
Off lee to take over the present British Consular poets then
some arrerigement for Indian Consul &r representation sill
be neoes ary* O^tctde the Kborrameha r Consulato the
numoer of Indian natioimls along the Seutfc Persian ooast
is very ereall indeed end apcrt frow this Indiu’s tacg|ible
interests in the *ay of con eroe er«> not v^ry great* her
polities! and strategical interests are difficult to estimate
until her exaot future status is known* At first sight I
am luellned to think that a Consul at Khorrs^shaur sutnorissd
to sat eh Indian interests along the xtoole of the ^outn
/ Persian

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The file concerns appointments at the Vice-Consulate (later Consulate) at Mohammerah [Khorramshahr, Iran].

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The file is composed of correspondence between 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 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. ; the Viceroy; the Secretary of State for India; the British Consulates at Ahwaz, and Mohammerah; British Petroleum; the Royal Norwegian Legation to London; the British Minister at Tehran.

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1 file (232 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 front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 233; 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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Coll 29/6 'Mohammerah and Khorramshahr: vice consulate and consulate appointments' [‎32r] (65/470), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3562, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 16 November 2019]

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