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'15/3 Vol I XV - B/1 VISITORS SUSPECTS & UNDESIRABLES SULEMAN AL BARUNI AL NAFUSI & HIS RELATIVES Jan 1923 - June 1940.' [‎2r] (14/420)

The record is made up of 1 file (206 folios). It was created in 25 Jan 1923-8 Jun 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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CONFIiXtiTIAL
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From
To
Major M* E. Hae, I.A.,
political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. & H. M f 3 Consul, Muscat
TY)e Hon’^le tfre 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.
In tl» Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , B u a h i r e.
British Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. & Consulate,
Muscat, the 25th January 1923.
Sulaiman al Baruni al Nafusi.
Sir,
I have the honour to say that His Highness the
Sultan has asked me to arrange for facilities for one
Sulaiman al Baruni to come to Muscat should he so desire.
Tie has done so at the man’s own request. I think he only
wishes to he able to write to Sulaiman al Baruni that he
has made this request and that I am addressing my govern -
ment about it. I have told him I am doing so. I attach
translations of Sulaiman’s letters to the Sultan. I gather
from them that his chief object is net to come to Muscat
but to collect documents likely to increase his importance.
Al Baruni indicates the man’s tribe. Al Nafusi indicates
his place of origin which I am told is Nafusah in Tunis.
What his actual rationality is I do not know. He seems to
claim three nationalities Turkish, French and Italian.
He has never been to Muscat but corresponded with His
Highness Saiyid Faisal and has corresponded with the
present Sultan and with others. Like them he is an Ibadhi
by

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The file comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, and notes, relating to Suleiman al Baruni and his relatives.

The discussion in the file concerns:

  • Baruni's travel to Iraq and Muscat
  • his membership of the Ibadhi sect and the esteem he was held in by both the Sultan of Muscat and Oman and the Imam of Oman
  • his appointment as Minister in the government of the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman
  • arrangements for travel of members of his family

The principal correspondents in the volume are: the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Muscat; 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. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ; HM High Commissioner for Iraq; and officials of the Government of the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman.

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1 file (206 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 202; 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. The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the leading and ending flyleaves. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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