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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.' [‎122r] (254/420)

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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3.
ixic records siiow tliat al or»n-s • , ^^
ax Baruni is an adventure
of the "notorious ,, tvoe whn
who for nan/ years both before
during and after the Great
•ar was a well known person in
the Middle Bast, Tide enclosures to Bushire flesidenoy
Confidential letter Ho. 410-8 of Uth August 1930. It will
be seen therein that al Baruni has in the past ha^ a
considerable amount of dealings with the ItaliaT^
against and for them and was suspected at one time of
being one of their Secret Service Agents vide copy of
extract from S.I.S. Summary Ho. 691 of 23rd Hay 1922 which
formed part of the abovementioned enclosures.
The Sultan, however, informs me that al Baruni
states he is not now allowed by the Italian Government to
return to his Home in Tripoli which he is desirous of
doing and that his arrival in Muscat and his appointment
to a post under the Muscat Government was mentioned recent
ly in the Arabic broadcast from the Italian Radio Station
at Bari. Had he still beeen in their employ it is hardly
ii e iy tnat the Italians would have thus announced his
movements •
Prom 1924 to 1932 al Baruni was in the Oman
being employed by the Imam as his Financial Adviser. He
lei t the country of his own accord# In 1934 the present
Sultan wrote to 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. and ashed that this
individual should not be given a visa to return to Muscat.
His Highness in his talk with me about the matter said
that he had taken this action on account of an impertinent
letter he had received from al Baruni when the latter was
in the Oman; he had now, he went on to say, decided to
forgive him and had sumnoned him to Muscat with a view to \
giving him an appointment in the State as he considered that
for certain internal administrative work, in view of the \
fact that he belonged to the Ibadhi Sect, he would be of
considerable use. The Sultan said that whatever political
intrigues

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Content

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.' [‎122r] (254/420), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/6/449, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100055749000.0x000037> [accessed 23 March 2019]

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