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Coll 29/6 'Mohammerah and Khorramshahr: vice consulate and consulate appointments' [‎52r] (106/470)

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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N0,421. ^ 4^55 p #m# 18th April, 1946.
17th April, 1946.
My despat ch No«41 ir ,fof February 14th:^ superintendence
of HisSaje ns uTalT~a t“Khor r am s hahr from ahwazj.
I gather that the Government of India have not
yet approved the change and I shall therefore be glad
if you will suspend action until their considered views
are available.
2 . I assume that it was not your idea that
Khorramshahr should revert to the status of vice-consulate.
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The file concerns appointments at the Vice-Consulate (later Consulate) at Mohammerah [Khorramshahr, Iran].

The file covers:

  • emoluments of H G Jakins as Vice Consul of Mohammerah in 1932
  • appointment of F C L Chauncy as Vice Consul of Mohammerah in 1932
  • clerical posts at the Kuwait Political Agency and at the Vice-Consulate in Mohammerah
  • Norwegian consular representation at Abadan
  • appointment of Allen Lancelot Austin Dredge as Vice-Consul of Mohammerah in 1941
  • proposed opening of a Consulate at Mohammerah and reducing of Ahwaz to a Vice-Consulate
  • appointment of F C L Chauncy as Consul of Mohammerah in 1942
  • appointment of R A McConaghey as Acting Consul of Mohammerah in 1943
  • appointment of R H Cook as Acting Consul of Mohammerah in 1944
  • relations between Political Residency in the Persian Gulf, at Bushire, and Consulate at Khorramshahr
  • appointment of V W D Willoughby as Consul of Mohammerah in 1948.

The file is composed of correspondence between the Foreign Office; the India Office; the Government of India; the Political Resident in the Persian 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 side of each folio.

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Coll 29/6 'Mohammerah and Khorramshahr: vice consulate and consulate appointments' [‎52r] (106/470), 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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