Coll 1/21 'The Resident: leave and acting arrangements; duties of Civil Secretary' [158r] (317/886)
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. 2. 7639/34.
14th December 1934.
My deer Cowell,
I write in continuation of my letter of 10th
December, P.Z. 7404/34, to enclose a copy of Metcalfe’s
reply to Valton’s personal telegram about the Aden
postings. I ought to explain that the Hirh
Oonmissioner has not, I understand, in fact yet
communicated with Sinclair about the extension of his
As you will see, it is apparently not possible to
find a more senior officer; and in view of what the
Government of India say we fear that there is no
alternative to Sinclair who has however the qualification
of Previous experience of Aden, has himself fifteen
years politic®! service, is only very slightly younger
than Ingram, snd will have an opportunity to pick up
the threads of the local situation before taking over
frcr? Lake if he goes out in January as now proposed.
' r e hope, that you will agree, when we will take steps
R.Cowell, ifisq., C.M.G.,
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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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