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'Relative to the expense and establishment of the Persian Mission.' [‎208r] (9/108)

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The record is made up of 1 item (51 folios). It was created in 30 Jul 1823-21 Jul 1829. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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The item consists of correspondence regarding the expenses of the East India Company’s Persian Mission. The bulk of the correspondence dates from the years 1826-29, but there is also a letter dated 30 July 1823. The correspondence consists of letters between: the Court of Directors The London-based directors of the East India Company who dealt with the daily conduct of the Company's affairs. , East India Company; George Swinton, Chief Secretary, Government of Bengal From c. 1758-1858, the East India Company's administration in Bengal. From 1773-1833, the most senior of the three subdivisions of India, also known as the Supreme Government of India. From 1858-1947, a subdivision of the British Raj. ; Andrew Stirling, Acting Chief Secretary, Government of Bengal From c. 1758-1858, the East India Company's administration in Bengal. From 1773-1833, the most senior of the three subdivisions of India, also known as the Supreme Government of India. From 1858-1947, a subdivision of the British Raj. ; and Lieutenant Colonel Macdonald (John Macdonald Kinneir), British Envoy at the Court of Persia [Iran]. Topics include:

· The failure of the Persian Mission to keep within the limits for expenditure set by the Government of Bengal From c. 1758-1858, the East India Company's administration in Bengal. From 1773-1833, the most senior of the three subdivisions of India, also known as the Supreme Government of India. From 1858-1947, a subdivision of the British Raj.

· The efforts of Macdonald to justify the expenses incurred by the mission

· The involvement of the mission during the Russo-Persian War (1826-1828), and in particular the role played by Captain John Campbell, Second Assistant to the Mission

· The question of the number of staff henceforward needed by the mission.

The correspondence also contains a ‘table of allowances sanctioned by government to the mission for one month and disbursements made by the treasurer for items independent of the mission’ (ff 229-230), and an extract of a resolution issued by the East India Company Territorial Department regarding the allowances to be assigned to Residents and Commissioners (ff 256-7).

The title page (f 207) of the item contains the following references: ‘P. C. 779’, ‘Draft 348’, and ‘Examiner’s Office, December 1829’.

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1 item (51 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the item.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description (used for referencing) commences at f 207, and terminates at f 257, as it is part of a larger physical volume; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the bottom right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. Pagination: the file also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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