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Coll 1/21 'The Resident: leave and acting arrangements; duties of Civil Secretary' [‎362r] (725/886)

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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M2S. Youi- telegram dated 30th June, 1771. We are
glad to know that Wightwick is willing to curtail leave to
act for Heilly. This should simplify arrangements greatly.
We regret, however, that we oannot spare Wightwick 1 a
services beyond the middle of October. It is essential
he should exrive at Bombay not later than 21st October,
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as he will be required to take Wilberforce-Bell’e place at
Kolhapur for about three months, while latter is employed
on special duty to examine the question of transfer of
Bombay States to the Government of India. In these oiroumstances
we hope it will be possible to arrange matters so that
Wightwiok’s period of officiating duty at Aden will terminate
early October. We shall address you again in due oourae about
financial arrangements. Meanwhile, we must remind you that
the necessity for Wightwick'a appointment arises not so much
from inadequacy of staff as from the fact that the Resident
wishes to take First Assistant with him to Sanaa. In normal
circumstances, First Assistant would officiate in the absence
of Resident, and servioes of additional officer would not be
required.

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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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