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Coll 27/7 ‘Passports. Pilgrims. Pilgrim passes for Indian pilgrims proceeding to Persia.’ [‎14r] (27/44)

The record is made up of 1 file (20 folios). It was created in 5 Nov 1930-28 Jul 1934. 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 a letter No.1514, date«OTr t)llhl ( the 21st
January 1931, from the Consul Cen|grallfij^^ersjia in India,
to the Secretary to the Government of India in the
Foreign and Political Department, New Delhi.
I have the honour to state that according to a
report received from the Persian Vice Consul at Quetta,
the pilgrim passes issued in hehalf of Indian pilgrims
proceeding to Persia, are perceived to contain certain
defects which confront the Persian Consular Officers with
some difficulty at the time issuing visas applied for.
In order to obviate this difficulty, I shall be very j
grateful if you will kindly instruct the departments
concerned to observe the following points when they issue
such passes.
1. When sealing the photos attached to the passes,
care should be taken to have half the seal on the photo
and the other half on the paper.
2. Age and profession of the holder of the pass together
with names of persons accompanying him to be noted
therein.
! Ut,er % 88
' 2 b MAR. 1931
■3 APR. 1931

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The file contains correspondence relating to pilgrim passes issued to Indian nationals proceeding to Persia [Iran] from India (via Iraq).

The correspondence is largely between the Foreign and Political Department of the Government of India and the following: the Government of Bengal, Political Department, Passport Branch; the Consul General for Persia in India; HM Consul, Baghdad; and HM Minister, Tehran.

The file also includes correspondence between the following: HM Consul for Sistan and Kain, and HM Vice Consul, Zahedan; HM Consul for Sistan and Kain, and HM Minister, Tehran; and HM Consul General at Meshed, and the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.

The file includes a divider, which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (20 folios)
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The papers are arranged in 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 front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 22; 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 27/7 ‘Passports. Pilgrims. Pilgrim passes for Indian pilgrims proceeding to Persia.’ [‎14r] (27/44), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3367, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100055963911.0x00001c> [accessed 15 November 2019]

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