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Coll 1/21 'The Resident: leave and acting arrangements; duties of Civil Secretary' [‎173r] (347/886)

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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DRAFT TELSGRAJ.i .
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To Resident at Aden.
Your telegram dated 29th November,
postings^and Government of India's
telegram of 30th November 2382 to
Secretary of State for India repeated to
you.
We quite appreciate your difficulties.
But Government of India's consent to Lake'g
appointment as Political Secretary was
without prejudice to maintenance of
convention regarding alternation in post
of political Secretary and we have always
accepted it as natural corollary that
Civil secretary should normally act for
Political Secretary. For your secret and
personal information transfer even if
accepted by Parliament is likely so far
as we can judge at present to be some
considerable distance ahead. We do not
feel in these circumstances that it can
be allowed to affect questions of posting.
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. are endeavouring to
ascertain whether officer more senior than
Sinclair could be posted with a view to
overcoming personal difficulties referred
to In your telegram No.97 of 29th November
to Government of India. If however this
proves Impossible then we think it would
be best that Sinclair should join at Aden
in January with a view to picking up
threads of local situation before he is to
act for Lake. We will however telegraph
again as soon as result of reference which
Has been nade privately to G.of I. i s known

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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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