Coll 1/21 'The Resident: leave and acting arrangements; duties of Civil Secretary' [246r] (493/886)
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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p r /
22nd august 1933.
I snail de very grateful if you will give me you
advice ana help regaraing a subject about vfaloh I an. feeling
very much concerned.
i-i.D. 3. at Aaen have been replaced by a Political Secretary,
a Civil Secretary ana a Personal assistant. The post of
Pirst -assistant (who was supposea to be the Pesident's
ri 0 ht hana man) was abolished last year for reasons of
economy, &na this makes it all the more important that the
remaining appointments should be held by good men. I have
no complaint to make about the Political Secretaryship,
which is satisfactorily filled, ana will, I hope, continue
to be so, although the departure of Champion this winter
will be a great loss to me. But I am not happy about idle
posts of Civil Secretary and Personal Assistant.
is not suitea to it, ana is also too senior _Jor it. He
himself realises this and would like to go elsewhere; he
wished to come to .Aden only because he hoped to succeed as
Political Secretary, which is impossible. Both in his
interest ana niy own I have therefore asked tnat he be moved.
I discussed the position with ^.etcalfe when I was at Delhi
early this year, ana I said tnat I should like Hivett-Carnac
to be succeeded as Civil Secretary by Hiekinbothan., who was
my Personal Assistant from 1931 to 1932, ana who is very
capable ana gained a knowledge of Arabic and of local
affaiis and likes end is likea oy the ^rabs ana wishes to
return to Aden, a Political officer who is keen to serve
You know that the former Assistant Residents ana
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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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