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Coll 1/21 'The Resident: leave and acting arrangements; duties of Civil Secretary' [‎92r] (183/886)

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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Copy of letter No,5899, dated the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. ,
Aden, the 24th August 1935, from the Acting Chief
Commissioner, Aden, to the Secretary to the. Government
pf India, Foreign and political Department, Sirala.
&Abjecti- Proposed grant of special pay to Captain
T, Hickinbotham, Civil secretary, Aden, for
the perioi during which he held charge of the
post of District and Sessions Judge, Aden, in
addition to his own.
With reference to the Government of India
letter No.F.225-N/35, dated the 9th July 1935, I have
the honour to state that the annual vacation of the Civil
Courts in Aden was sanctioned by the Chief Commissioner
under Section 53 of the Aden Civil and Criminal Justice
Regulation from 14th May to 3rd July 1935. Mr. Davies
had applied for permission to be absent from Aden during
the Court vacation and this permission was granted under
this office Notification No.3158, dated the 9th May 1935,
This was in accordance with previous custom for Mr.
Lawrence had been granted permission to prefix to leave
granted to him the vacation of the Aden Court from 21st
Ifoy 1931 to date of his relief - vide Bombay Government,
Home Department, Notification No.8690/2, dated the 25th
March 19 31 and in the case of Mr. Weston who proceeded or
on one months leave on average pay on the 18th August
19 33 and was permitted to prefix to his leave the Court
vacation from 7th July to 17th August 19 33. The leave
of absence has not been treated as ordinary leave under
Fundamental Rules but as permission to be absent from
the station. In the same way that in the case of Mr.
Davies* predecessor he was granted permission to be
absent from Aden during the vacation.
There

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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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