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File 21/1911 Pt 1-3 'ADEN:- RECRUITMENT OF ARABS' [‎back] (2/486)

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The record is made up of 1 file (239 folios). It was created in 1905-1917. 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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The volume concerns the recruitment by foreign governments and British companies of native Arabs in the Protectorate of Aden for military service and commercial employment abroad. The volume is in three parts:

  • folios 104-238: IOR/L/PS/10/190/1 'File 21/1911 Pt 1 Aden Protectorate:- Italian & French recruitment of Arabs.';
  • folios 21-103: IOR/L/PS/10/190/2 'File 21/1911 Pt 2 Aden Protectorate:- Recruitment of coolies for employment in British East Africa.';
  • folios 3-20: IOR/L/PS/190/3 'File 21/1911 Pt 3 Aden:- Recruitment of Arabs.'.

Each part includes a divider, which gives the subject and part numbers, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and list of correspondence references contained in that part by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (239 folios)

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

The subject 21 (Aden: Recruitment of Arabs) consists of one volume.

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Foliation: The foliation sequence commences at the inside front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 241; 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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File 21/1911 Pt 1-3 'ADEN:- RECRUITMENT OF ARABS' [‎back] (2/486), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/190, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 4 April 2020]

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