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Coll 29/11 'Tehran Legation: pay of munshis and menial staff; office accommodation' [‎15r] (29/525)

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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No. 114(6/1/6/4), dated the Q
H.B.M '8 Ambaeaador, Tehran to
Copy of lett€
6 til «JQQ 6 1.9'45 > from XI eU alU a AU^ua^DCbuvx * x^aixc^A
the Under Secretary to the GrOYeminent of India»
External Affairs Departments New Delhi •
employed a^b this Embassy are entitled under their
contracts to be
lied with certain articles of
As you are no doubt aware the Indian Orderlies
it this
to be suppi]
clothing each year the cost of which is charged to
locally _
authorities in Persia. The locally purchased
articles are however expensive and of extremely poor
quality while the British Amy authorities are
unwilling to continue to supply clothing indefinitely
or in the quantities required*
In the circumstances I should be grateful if
the necessary authority could be given for the supply
from Ar * ' A 1 ~
of the
There are at present seven orderlies employed
at this Embassy but another three will shortly
^ OCT i^^arrive in Tehran to take up their duties.
The following ia a list of requirements: **
lecessary aupnoriLy couia oe given xor me supp.
Army stocks on repayment or purchase in India
le clothing required for the winter of 1945•*46.
’ M
Yeats, woollen

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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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