Coll 1/21 'The Resident: leave and acting arrangements; duties of Civil Secretary' [119v] (238/886)
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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the re must 136 some misunderstanding regarding this. The
Government of India telegram of the 30th November, 1934,
enclosed in your letter P.Z.7335/34 of the 1st December,
1934, speaks of Sinclair relieving Hickinbotham in
September. If Sinclair continued to act, it would mean
that the three senior officials at Aden (the Resident,
the Political Secretary and Civil Secretary) would all be
officials of the Government of India. This would be
open to the same objection from our point of view as the
one which the Government of India raised regarding Ingrams
acting as Political Secretary during the Resident’s
absence. Reilly entirely agrees with us that Ingrams
should act as Political Secretary during Lake’s absence.
Reilly has furthermore been under the impression, as we
have, that the intention was that on his return in
September Hickinbotham should return to India and that
Sinclair would become Civil Secretary. Unless you
have any later information, would it not now be best to
consult the Governraent of India on the matter?
As regards the incidence of Sinclair’s salary
from the date when he joined at Aden in February, I have,
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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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