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The record is made up of 1 file (3 folios). It was created in 1923-1924. 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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The file consists of a memorandum produced by Leonard Day Wakely (Secretary to the Political Department of 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. ) on the question of the administration of Aden. This incorporates Aden proper, the Aden Protectorate, and the territories of Yemen and Asir [ʻAsīr] governed by the Imam of Sanaa and the Idrisi.

It provides a history of the administration and control of Aden; highlights the friction and confusion caused by the continued use of temporary arrangements made during the First World War; and asks by what authority Aden should be administered, and on what revenues the expenditure should fall. The pros and cons of transferring the administration to the Imperial Government is discussed, along with financial responsibility, and proposals made by the Government of India and Colonial Office. It includes a table showing the expenditure at Aden and its divisions between Indian and Imperial revenues from 1910 onwards.

The memorandum was originally drawn up for the Secretary of State (Viscount Peel) in July 1923. A note has been added noting progress on the settlement one year later.

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1 file (3 folios)
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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at f 36, and terminates at f 38, as it is part of a larger physical volume; these numbers are written in pencil, 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. Pagination: the file also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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English in Latin script
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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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IOR/L/PS/18/B379
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1923-1924 (CE, Gregorian)

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