Archive Editions is proud to present the complete series of political reports for Aden from the first report: a retrospective written in 1905, to the final reports upon the British leaving Aden and its independence in 1967.
It has been a massive undertaking over five years and requiring dogged determination to find explanations for inconsistencies in the series of reports and negotiation with the Foreign Office for the opening of withheld documents in order for series to be complete. There is a detailed preface which sets out clearly how each series came about, explains any errors or omissions and shows how it ended. Apart from human error where certain reports may have been weeded there are also unusual problems such as some of the Aden Newsletters having been partially destroyed by termites.
There is also a short introductory note by Leila Ingrams, daughter of the late Harold Ingrams, first Resident Advisor to the Qu´aiti and Kathiri Sultans and author of many of the reports contained within this collection. As an exhibitor and author of works on the Yemen and co-author of Records of Yemen 1798-1960, (Archive Editions 1993), she recommends this collection as invaluable material for scholars, researchers, and historians of the Middle East.