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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.' [‎120r] (250/420)

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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Coi-y in translation of a xatter datad the iiith Cctoher 19537
Hie Highnees Saiyid haid bin Taimur Sultan of Muscat x/Gman,
to Major h.x. .mtts, H.h.k 1 s Consul, Muscat,
mrnm m
As you are no doubt aware Sheikh Sulaiman ^asha &l haruni
Tisited Q&an in the ^ast, stayed there for years* He had
xriendly relations with our Honourable predecessors and we
icnew him ever since nis visit to Imsoat and he is a good man*
Three years ago he applied to us for a post in any
oapaoity suitable to him and in which he could be of any use
to us, but it was nut convenient tnen to accede to his
request*
Last year we realised tnat we were in need of one who
could administer certain of our internal and religious affaire
and we found that ne was the proper man for the purpose as
his experience and knowledge of the principles of our Ibadhi
sect would be of great use to us*
As v , ou are aware we require efficient and experienced
men in order to perform some of our Government affairs, so we
wrote to Suleiman iasha al Baruni reminding him of hie past
request for an appointment. He accepted the offer and arrived
at muscat a few weexs ago and we appointed him as an ^dvieer
for our internal affairs and inspector over our iaiis, etc.,
and he agreed to tnie appointment. I hereby desire to inform
you of tnis*
»« understood iron, too Honourable tne roilUoai. raider,
in the course of a conT.rsaUon in which a mention of the a**
man in <*ueaUon was made that our friend the Honourable
Government had nothin* a*ainet him because we do not deeire
to employ from outside in our Government any one who would
diaturb the einoerity of the fim unity and friendanip
existing between us and our friend the Government if proved
there wae eomething to cause disturbanoe in the sincerity
in our unity and friend^iip*

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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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'15/3 Vol I XV - B/1 VISITORS SUSPECTS & UNDESIRABLES SULEMAN AL BARUNI AL NAFUSI & HIS RELATIVES Jan 1923 - June 1940.' [‎120r] (250/420), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/6/449, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100055749000.0x000033> [accessed 23 March 2019]

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