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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.' [‎4r] (18/420)

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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Translation of a letter dated 21st November 1922
from Sulaiman al Baruni al Nafusi (inhabitant of Nafusah in
Tunis, Africa), Lausanne, to His Highness the Sultan of
Muscat, Muscat,
After Compliments, Perhaps you may have heard
what changes happened in our parts. I left Constantinople
for Lausanne, the place where the general peace conference
began the other day. It is hoped that it produces results
which may rid the world of disturbances and destructions.
As it is impossible for me to return to Tripoli at
this time owing to not getting help from Italy I intend to
travel in tlie East and specially your country (may it flour"
h.sh) which I have always been longing to see, since a long
time, to so? pay my respects to Your Majesty. It may releive
me of my troubles and terrors of the war which I see in my
heart. Possibly the English Embassy might object to grant a
passport to me therefore it is requested that if I send you
a telegram about it you may ask the British Consul at your
place to inform the Foreign Office in order to facilitate it,
I pray God to give you long life and help you in your rule.
Anen.
P. S. This letter was delayed with me till I reached
from Lausanne to Naples. I again requested the Italian Govern
ment to allow me to go to Tripoli but they refused in these
days. Now I will go either to Angora or Constantiiiople. u.E.

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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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