File 21/1911 Pt 2 'Aden Protectorate:- Recruitment of coolies for employment in British East Africa.' [99r] (157/166)
The record is made up of 1 item. It was created in Dec 1912- Jun 1913. 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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wq propose to take.
As the matter is one of great urgency to us
we hope that it will receive your early and favourable
consideration. We are prepared to defray whatever ex
pense your department may incur in cabling to the
8 cma1i1and Autho ritie s.
We have &c.,
Chairman, Gazi British East Africa Rubber
& Fibre Estates Ltd.,
Managing Director, Powysland Planta
(Sgd.) A.J.B. WAVELL
Hyali Sisal Estates Ltd.
(Sgd.) E.H.M. LEGGETT
Managing Director, British East
Africa Corporation Ltd.
(Sgd.) OWEN THOMAS,
General Manager, East African Estates Ld.
we immediately require and to investigate the possibi
lities of Somaliland as a recruiting ground, we are
anxious to make sure that the proposal will have the
approval of the local authorities and at the sane time
to have the advantages of their views as to the prac
ticability or otherwise of this idea.
With this object we suggest that a cablegram
on the lines of the enclosed may be sent to the Com
missioner. This expresses in general terns the steps
1 ESS FOR R EPLY
lid, Regent Q treet,
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The papers concern the recruitment of natives of the Aden Protectorate to work as labourers ('coolies') in commercial plantations in British East Africa.
The papers include: a request to the Colonial Office from representatives of several rubber and fibre companies for the supply of labourers from Somaliland to work in plantations on the coast of British East Africa, November-December 1912 (folios 98-103); discussion of a request from the above-mentioned companies to 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. to obtain the labourers from the tribes of the Aden hinterland, December 1912 (folios 83-97); further discussion by British officials of both proposals, December 1912 - January 1913 (folios 72-82); agreement to the proposed recruitment in the Aden Protectorate, January-February 1913 (folios 51-70); papers concerning the necessary regulations and terms of employment, February-May 1913 (folios 28-50); and the text of a letter from the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. , Aden to the Sultan of the Abdali, setting out the terms on which labour would be recruited, April-June 1913 (folios 22-27).
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