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File 2960/1916 Pt 1 'Persia: salaries of HM consular and diplomatic officers' [‎53r] (99/495)

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The record is made up of 1 item (250 folios). It was created in 3 Dec 1908-5 Dec 1918. 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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His Britannic Maiesty’s Government, and
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Decypher, Sir G.Marling (Teheran) March 6th, 1918,
B* 6,45 p*.m* March 6th, 1918*
March 7th, 1918*
No. 184 (R),
My Despatch No. 139 Novertbor lfe^,1916*
Trico oX 7 of principal articlesr enumerated in
enclosure (excluding barley) has advanced 95% in
aggregate* Milk and eggs have advanced EG and 300
per cent respectively since October last year* Mr*
Cowan who has wiie and bacy cannot live cn his salary*
Would Treasury grant him a famine allowance of say •
tomans 80 a months

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This part contains correspondence relating to the salaries of HM consular and diplomatic officers, mainly those employed in Persia.

The correspondence mostly consists of: letters from the Foreign Office to 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. , including enclosed Foreign Office correspondence; draft letters from 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. to the Foreign Office; correspondence by telegram between 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. and the Foreign Department of the Government of India; and internal 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. correspondence. The enclosed correspondence in letters from the Foreign Office largely consists of correspondence between the Foreign Office and the Treasury, and between the Foreign Office and HM Minister, Tehran.

The correspondence mostly relates to the payment of exchange compensation allowance or temporary salary increases, to HM Legation Tehran, and to diplomatic and consular staff in Persia generally (due to the high prices and the low rate of exchange caused by the First World War), and the Secretary of State for India in Council accepting a moiety of the cost as a charge on the Indian Exchequer. The file also includes some correspondence relating to the extension of exchange concessions to Maskat [Muscat], Bahrein [Bahrain] and Shargah [Sharjah].

Most of the correspondence dates from 1916 to 1918, but the file also includes copies of correspondence from December 1908 to June 1909, regarding the payment in Persian currency at a fixed rate of exchange of the rupee salaries of non-gazetted consular establishments and of the telegraph staff in Persia (folios 236 to 250).

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File 2960/1916 Pt 1 'Persia: salaries of HM consular and diplomatic officers' [‎53r] (99/495), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/607/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100055238570.0x00006f> [accessed 19 November 2019]

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