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Working conditions and duties of those in the British Consular Service. The life of a consular agent an interesting and expanding existence. Some personal experiences and anecdotes of the speaker. A brief historical account of the position. The most important work that which is in connection with trade and commerce. The annual trade report. The Department of Overseas Trade which was started during the war. Work with the Mercantile Marine. Assistance given to any British subjects in the city wherein the consular agent is living, with example. Responsibility for the property and estates of deceased British subjects. Dealing with extradition matters; notarial duties; requisition of documents; registration of deaths and births; performing marriages, etc. Work with the Dominions to effect commerce. The social side of a consul's life. Conveying understanding between one another.