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Coll 1/21 'The Resident: leave and acting arrangements; duties of Civil Secretary' [‎85r] (169/886)

The record is made up of 1 file (442 folios). It was created in 15 Apr 1925-20 Jul 1940. 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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^°^ r y YY 1 5^ t ’ er „L i ?* 6366 • dated Aden, 16th Sept'amber
aerrit^S m t^ h ?v, AC > ing Ghier CommlBBloner, ^clen, to the
secretary to the Government of India, Simla. ' ? >
Charge aHowance to Captain T. Hlckinbotham-^ 6 /
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the oilice ox the District and oessions Judge.
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i have the honour to refer to the telegraphic corres- ’
pondence passed between the Government of India and this
Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. and to state that Mr. R.f.H. Davies, I.C.S.,
P-oceeded on Judicial duty to Addis /ibaba on the 30th August
I 935 ^ -^Ptain T. Hickinbotham, Civil Secretary, has been
appointed with effect from the forenoon of 30th August 1^35
to hold charge, in addition to his own duties, of the offices
Ox uhe District and Sessions Judge, Inspector General pf
Registrar and Commissioner for workmen’s Compensation during
the absence of Mr. Davies.
^• captain ^ ickinbotham who is under orders of transfer
to India, handea over charge of the above offices to his
successor. Captain M. c. Sinclair, on the 16th September
1935 in the forenoon.
3. For the reasons stated in paragraph 3 of my letter
No. 3421 dated 18th May 1935 I recommend the grant to
Captain Hickinbotham of a charge allowance at Rs. 200/- per
mensem for the period from 30th August 1935 to 15th
September 1935 and to request that the Government of India
be moved to sanction it.
4. I also recommend that Captain Sinclair be granted
0 . similar allowance lor the period he holds charges of
the offices of the District and Sessions Judge etc.
repon will be submitted to the Government of India when
Mr. Davies returns to duty,
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The file contains correspondence regarding leave arrangements for Government officials in Aden, including the Resident (later Chief Commissioner, and then Governor), the Assistant Residents, the Protectorate Secretary, the Civil Secretary, and the District Magistrate. The following topics are discussed: the temporary secondment of officials to cover positions; the pay and allowances due to officials assuming temporary positions to cover leave; the proportion of funds to be contributed by 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 Colonial Office; and the suitability of officials for particular posts.

The correspondence dated between 1932-1933 also contains references to the treaty negotiations conducted between the Resident (Sir Bernard Reilly) and the Imam of Yemen. Correspondence dated between 1934-1935 contains references to the transfer of the civil administration of the Aden Protectorate from the Government of India to the Colonial Office.

The principal correspondents are: the Aden Resident (later Chief Commissioner, then Governor); 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. Political Department (John Charles Walton, Sir John Gilbert Laithwaite); the Colonial Office (Hubert Russell Cowell, F J Howard, Kenneth William Blaxter), and the Foreign and Political Department, Government of India (William Kerr Fraser-Tytler).

The file includes a divider which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the end of the correspondence (folios 1-2).

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1 file (442 folios)
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The papers are arranged in rough chronological order from the rear to the front of the file

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 442; 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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