Aden: Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1880-1906
Aden's strategic location long made it a strategic asset. The British captured it in 1839, and Aden served as a key port on the route from the Mediterranean to India via the Suez Canal. The documents in this collection are sourced from the Central Files of the General Records of the Department of State. The records are under the jurisdiction of the Legislative and Diplomatic Branch of the Civil Archives, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.