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Coll 29/11 'Tehran Legation: pay of munshis and menial staff; office accommodation' [‎37r] (73/525)

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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on his total emoluments, as I have proposed for Mr.BISHOP Mr.
GAMBLE, although nominally assistant archivist, is acting as
Chief Cypher Officer and takes charge of all the Mission’s
confidential locks and keys and correspondence relating to
them. He discharges his duties with exceptional thouroughness
and I warmly recommend his promotion.
7. Should it not be considered possible to promote him I
can only propose as an alternative that his local allowance be
increased from £92 f !3,6d to £150, and that he should also re
ceive a 20 > cost of living bonus on his total emoluments.
8 . For the sake of convenience I have diown the result of
my proposals in tabular form as enclosure ( 2 ) to this despatch:
and I recommend that they be made applicable as from October 1st
9 . I trust that the proposals will be strongly recommended
to His Majesty’s Treasury since it is of prime importance that
these two key members of the Legation staff should receive ade
quate emoluments. The figures which I have proposed are the
lowest which I consider adequate.
10. I have the honour to request that the replies to Mr.
BISROP’s other questions may be sent to me in due course by
bag, but in view of their serious financial situation I shall
be grateful if I may be informed by telegraph of the decision
regarding Messrs. BISHOP’S and GAMBLE’S salary and allowances.
I have the honour to be with the highest respect,
Your most obedient, humble Servant,

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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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