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Coll 29/11 'Tehran Legation: pay of munshis and menial staff; office accommodation' [‎16r] (31/525)

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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Copy of letter No.
20th July 1945 from the U.Q.oi In India'to the
Under Seoretaiy of State, War omce, London.
Subject: - Clothing for Britiah Embassy, Tehran.
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Hie Indian Orderlies employed attBushire Embassy,
Tenran, are according to the terms of their service,
entitled each year to the free issue of certain
articles of Clothing. In the past requirements on
this account have been obtained either by local
Department, Government of India, that articles
purchased locally are expansive and of poor quality
and that tho Army authorities are unwilling io
continue to supply clothing indefinitelyTT am
therefore directed to approach you with the request
to issue instructions to PAIC to arrange supply on
payment of the clothing items from their stocks, as
and #ien required, for the Orderlies in H.M’s Smbassy,
Tehran# This course is suggested as issue from India
would not only inyolre heafy expenditure on transport
but also delay in delivery at destination as Tehran
is neither a railhead nor a port#
In this connection it is pointed out that the
number of Orderlies inyolyed is only 10 and the
details of present requirements are shown in the
enclosure to this letter#
Will you kindly let us know the action taken#
oOo

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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)
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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 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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