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Coll 1/21 'The Resident: leave and acting arrangements; duties of Civil Secretary' [‎410r] (821/886)

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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OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR INDIA
(ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT-)
r attached (if any)
letter dated 15th 8.30
from A.G. Bombay.
Lt.Col.Sir G.S.Symes K.P.E.,D.S. 0 .
The attached letter received from the Accountant General,
Bombay is referred in connection with previous correspondence
regarding the leave of the above-named officer.
Will the Secretary in the Political Department please
say whether steps to obtain the information required
by the Accountant-General,Bonbay will be taken 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. .
Lt.Col.Symes is at present being treated by this Office
as on leave for the period of 4 months from the 8/5-7.9.30
on leave-salary at the rate of Rs.2500 p.m. It is understood
however, that he is returning to Aden on the 18th
September and his leave-salary is being issued up to the
31st August only.
which was addressed to the C.C. on the 15th Sept. A
reminder was sent on the 14th Oct., and a further
communication '‘’ill he made to you as soon as a reply is
received.
Sd.H.W. Martin.
Chief Accounting Officer to the H.C. for I.
I enclose copy of a letter on this subject
(Sgd.) G.H.G. Anderson,
24/10/30.

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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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