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Coll 1/21 'The Resident: leave and acting arrangements; duties of Civil Secretary' [‎178r] (357/886)

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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INDEXED
l 1934
PARAPHRASE TELEGRAM from the Resident at Aden to the
Secretary of State for the Colonies.
Bated 29th November, 1934.
(Received, Colonial Office, 11.15 a.m., 29th November, 1934.)
My telegram No* 97. 27th November is repetition
:
of my reply to proposals of Government of India that
Captain Sinclair of Indian Foreign and Political Department -
should be appointed Political Secretary if Lake acts for
me during my leave next year and that he should succeed
m
Hlokinbotham as Civil Secretary on my return. I am
strongly opposed to both proposals for reasons explained.
Colonial Office is concerned directly with first proposal
and indlreotly with second to which I 7"attach* 4 omitted
much importance if transfer of Aden to Colonial Office
is contemplated in the near future. I trust that you
will approve.

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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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