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Coll 29/11 'Tehran Legation: pay of munshis and menial staff; office accommodation' [‎12r] (23/525)

The record is made up of 1 file (261 folios). It was created in 16 Sep 1926-13 Jun 1947. 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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Gk)T«rnm«nt of Ind
External Affairs Dapaft.m^jfc^ (j
Foreign, Simla,
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British Ambassador, Tahran«
No*F # 23(23)~E/45 0 Dated Simla,tha ^jlvNovember 194D.
Subject;- Employment of Additional Orderlies in the
British Embassy, Tehran.
R ? f ® r ?S9? y ou r savingram No.74 dated the 20th
September 1945. __ * —
is accorded to the continued employment
of the additional orderlies in the British EmWsy,
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* Letter io the Under Secretary of State for)
India,London N0 oF.159-N/ 39 f dated the 21 st } no ted
March 1 940x izT7[Tt> ) 11
__ Jlc J ,e H ar Majesty’s Minister,Tehran No) *corres-
F. 159-1^/39 dated t he 20th December 1^40. ^/// )
Telegram to His Majesty f s Minister,Tehran ) pondence
IiSxMU4fld T tiigJnd ^ wuat 1945. ■
Up to the end of February 1946 on the existing terms*
The Government of India are inclined to the view
employment of additional orderlies during 1946-47
lot be necessary with conditions in Tehran
% ning to normal. The impending withdrawal of allied
^ 5 °®P® , Tehran, which may be completed by the end
of March 1946, would also seem to indicate that
security measures in the Tehran Embassy, will not be
necessary thereafter. No prevision is therefore being
made on account of the orderlies for 1946-47,
( Sd/- P.N. Krishnaswamy )
Under Secret ary to the Govern ment of India,

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The file concerns the personnel employed at the British Legation at Tehran.

The file covers: increase of staff and related expenditure in 1928, accommodation, list of staff at the legation, installation of telephone systems, proposal to grant cost of living bonus to munshis and menial staff, employment of a third munshi A secretary or political assistant working in the British administration in the Gulf, often also providing linguistic interpretation. in 1933, proposal to appoint two additional Vice Consuls in 1934, pay rises, and requests for financial contributions from Government of India. There are also later documents, from 1945, regarding the employment of Indian Orderlies at the Legation.

The file is composed solely of internal correspondence between the Foreign Office, 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 Secretary of State for India, the British Legation at Tehran, and the Treasury.

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1 file (261 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 for this description commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 262; 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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