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Coll 29/24 'Ahwaz: office allowance' [‎23r] (49/152)

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The record is made up of 1 file (73 folios). It was created in 15 Jun 1931-31 Jan 1946. 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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Nn 1 P
July 12th, 1933.
With reference to your despatch No. 4 (K 13622/187/234),
dated December 1, 1932, in accordance with the instructions
contained in which additional bonus was issued to the whole
^t^ff of this Consulate with the exception of the let Clerk
and the 1st Munehi, I have the honour to request that this
matter may again be given your consideration in view of the
continued rise in the cost of living and the special position
of these two employees.
2. The Head Clerk is an Indian, wno, although locally
engaged and paid in local currency, is dependent on the rupee
exchange when making remittances to his d ependents in India and for
insurance purposes. A man of his standing must maintain a
standard of living which he finds it difficult to do on his
present emoluments. It is essential to retain the services of
an Indian Clerk in Ahwaz where there is a colony of over two
hundred Indians,, many of whom know no language but Hindustani,
and whose peculiar problems are more readily understood by one
acquainted with Hindu and Indian Moslem practices. This community
is additional to tne three hundred odd Indian personnel of the
The Right Honourable
Sir John Simon, G.C.S.I.,
( etc. , etc., etc.,
Foreign Office,

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The file concerns the British Consulate at Ahwaz.

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The file is composed solely of internal correspondence between the Foreign Office, the 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. , 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 Government of India, the British Consulate at Ahwaz, the British Consul for Khuzistan, and the British Legation at Tehran.

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1 file (73 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 (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 74; 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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Coll 29/24 'Ahwaz: office allowance' [‎23r] (49/152), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3581, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 23 October 2019]

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