Coll 1/21 'The Resident: leave and acting arrangements; duties of Civil Secretary' [179r] (359/886)
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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PARAPHRASE TELEGRAM from the Resident at Aden to
of State for the Colonies,,
■dated 29th November. deceived 11.20 a.m. 29th November, 1934.
Addressed to foreign Delhi, repeated to Colonial Office N0o97 o
Your telegram 27th November No.2333. Convention referred to
by you was not applied when Champion, Colonial Service, acted for
me and Lake acteu as Political Secretary last year and recent !
increase of Colonial Service staff at Auen has in my opinion
rendered it no longer necessary or appropriate. Number of
Colonial Service officers at Aden has been doubled during last
year and they no* consist of Lake, Political Secretary, Jhgyams
and Hamilton, Political Officers and Seager Frontier Officer,,
Among other objects this increase is intended to provide for
relief in leave vacancies and acting appointments end I intended
to recommend that if Lake acts for me Ingrams should act as
Political Secretary. I have already proposed this to the
Colonial Office sami-officially. Ingrams has held several
responsible posts before coming to ^-den including acting Colonial
Secretary Mauritius and has Id years’ Colonial Service.
Since he came to Aden he has been dealing with various
Protectorate problems and is now making an extensive tour in the
Protectorate. He will therefore be better qutlifieu for the
duties of Political Secrecary than Sinclair. The latter’s
duties when he was in Aden were confined entirely to magisterial
and to administrative work inside Aden Settlement and he has no
acquaintance with Protectorate politics or personnel and knows
no Arabic. Political Officers here work under the direct
control of the Political Secretary and I consider that it would
be unsuitable to subordinate Ingrams to Sinclair who incidentally
is his junior in age. I recomraena therefore that Ingrams
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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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