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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.' [‎123r] (256/420)

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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intrigues al Baruni may j^ve been oonoerned with in ^
past he was now a broken old man of over sixty (which age
in the Sultan's eyes is very oldl) and was thankful for a
a Ve ‘‘ in V ‘ Illc ' a t0 ' / i>03B the remainder of his days since he
was forbidden by the Italian Government from returning to
his Home in Tripoli,
4. it will be seen from the Sultan's letter that he
is evidently anxious not to employ al Baruni if His Bajesty
Government do not desire it and he is careful to mention
that his wor* will be confined to matters concerning the
internal administration of the State. I can find nothing
in the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. records to show lhat this nan was ever sus
pected of anti British activities and I certainly do not
thmx that he will ever become as objectionable as the
present head of the Utate Courts, Hasasi, a Palestine Arab
time
*ho for some considerable/pa at has not troubled to conceal
his riolent antipathy to a 11 things British,
believe the Sultan's real object in bringing
back al Baruni to his State is / part of an ambitous pro
ject on fchich I have for long suspected the Sultan has set
his heart* the expulsion of the Imam and the eventual
resumption by the kuscat Government of control over the
whole of its territory.
As mentioned above this man is of the Ibadhi
Sect to which practically the whole of the inhabitants of
the Oman belong. It seems he is by way of being a holy man
and is said to have had ^ considerable influence for reli-
gous reasons over the Omanis during the period he spent
there in the employ of the Imam,
The Sultan's policy for sometime past has been
to make overtures to Shaikhs and Leaders of the Oman in
outlying parts of that district whom he has reasons to
believe

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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.' [‎123r] (256/420), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/6/449, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100055749000.0x000039> [accessed 24 January 2019]

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