Coll 1/21 'The Resident: leave and acting arrangements; duties of Civil Secretary' [247r] (495/886)
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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at Aden is rather a rarity, and when he is efficient and
..ell suited to tne work there it appears to me to he a
sensible and obvious course to make use of him. When 1
spoke to metcalfe, he saiu that he hoped tnat it would be
possible to make this change curing the present year, ana I
was therefore disappointed when I was tola later that Rivett-
Garnac could not be moved at present. Hickinbotham was,
however, tola that he would be reposted to Aden as Personal
assistant tnis autumn, and j—etcalfe (whom I saw in London a
short time ago; said that this might lead to his succession
to Rivett-Carnac as Civil secretary next sprin^. This was
not what I had asked for, but I accepted the arrangement as
probably being the best I could get.
I now/ hear from Hicikinbotham (who is on leave
in England) that he has been told officially from Simla that
theie is a possioi&ity that he will be posted elsewhere than
to Aden on his return from leave. This is such a complete
disregard of my wishes that I wish to make aprotest.
I expect to have difficult ana responsible work
to ao when I return to Aden. Relations with the Imam will
reQuiie much care uno thought whatever happsns - whether
negotiations with him are continued or there is a breach
.'vii>ii nim. me Question of the separation of Aden from India
(ii proceeded with) will also demand careful ana detailed
preliminary work, for which tne help of an efficient Civil
Secretary will ce essential. I am also very anxious to
launch tne new education arrangements successfully and in
this also the Resident needs the help of a good Civil
Secretary. Apart from these questions, the ordinary routine
past be carried on efficiently with a staff diminished by
the abolition of the First assistant.
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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)
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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