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Coll 1/21 'The Resident: leave and acting arrangements; duties of Civil Secretary' [‎21r] (41/886)

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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Telegram from the Governor of Aden to the Seoreter- ^
State for the Colonies
/^ated 24th September,1937. Keceived at 4. pm s 44th uc t
No,68 ivly despatch 15th September 1937 No.261 Copies
sent to India under C.1292 of 17th September 1937, I ha’
ncv been informed by the Government of India that they
are willing to send officer preferably HICKINBOTIiAii to
officiate for SINCLAIR during latter's absence on le.-vc
provided intention is to retain SINCLAIR as civil secretary
for another year or two but if SINCLAIR is to vacate r-orb
no other Indian service officer can be made available to
reDiace him,
SINCLAIR wishes to take 10 months leave f::om 15"^: - arch
'ut will curtail this to 8 if necessary. He is willi bo
return to Aden until a convenient date in 1940 o I cons ier
provided leave relief sent is HICKINBOTHAk this arrangement
^ould be satisfactory and I recommend it in substitution of
proposal in my despatch of 15th September 1937c SINCLAIR
has done most useful work in connection with the transfer
of Aden, He knows this place very well and his retention for
•lornc time longer would be advantageous 3 Addressed to
of C Indja y 01 btata f ° r the Colonies repeated bo Government
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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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