Coll 29/11 'Tehran Legation: pay of munshis and menial staff; office accommodation' [33r] (65/525)
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.
This transcription is created automatically. It may contain errors.
I have the honour herewith t,.o_ refer to my despatch
No. 5 of the 5th January, and to request that the cost
o^Tiving bonus of the menial staff of this Legation may
be increased, as from the 1st November 1^1, from 80^
ixed by foreign Office despatch No. 180 of 10th July,
1940) to' 120 , to correspond with the September - October
cost of living index of the rational -ank of Tran: 220.
2. In order to control my estimates of what the wages
of the menial staff should be I have obtained comparative
figures from the Imperial Bank of Tran and the Anglo-
T rani an Oil Company, and ha^e ascertained that were the
prooosed increases granted to the 1 egation menial staff
they would still receive less than similar workers in the
I have the honour to be, with the highest respect.
Your most obedient, humble Servant,
(Sgd.) R. W. BULLARD.
The Right Honourable
nthony Aden, .0. , . • •*
etc. etc. etc.
-0RET0N f ,T PTC15, 0. 7.1.
About this item
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.
- Extent and format
- 1 file (261 folios)
The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.
- Physical characteristics
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.
- Written in
- English in Latin script View the complete information for this record
Use and share this item
- Share this item
Coll 29/11 'Tehran Legation: pay of munshis and menial staff; office accommodation' [33r] (65/525), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3567, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100044522871.0x000044> [accessed 9 December 2019]
Copy and paste the code below into your web page where you would like to embed the image.
<meta charset="utf-8"><a href="https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100044522871.0x000044">Coll 29/11 'Tehran Legation: pay of munshis and menial staff; office accommodation' [‎33r] (65/525)</a> <a href="https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100044522871.0x000044"> <img src="https://images.qdl.qa/iiif/images/81055/vdc_100000000648.0x000081/IOR_L_PS_12_3567_0068.jp2/full/!280,240/0/default.jpg" alt="" /> </a>
Copyright: How to use this content
- Coll 29/11 'Tehran Legation: pay of munshis and menial staff; office accommodation'
- front, front-i, 2r:262v, back
- East India Company, the Board of Control, the India Office, or other British Government Department
- Usage terms
- Open Government Licence