'15/3 Vol I XV - B/1 VISITORS SUSPECTS & UNDESIRABLES SULEMAN AL BARUNI AL NAFUSI & HIS RELATIVES Jan 1923 - June 1940.' [128r] (266/420)
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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^uthlrtp tht HUth October ±b38»
My dear MetaaXfe»
-ouXd you pXtaee refer to my detti-offioi^x
letter Bo.5x5* * of th Catober X938 on the eubjeot of
a certain B&runi.
a. In paragraph 5 of hie letter enoloeed with
nine 'Attn eaye«
4 3 believe the iultan’e real object in bringing
back al Baruni to hie 3Ute 1« a part of an aobitioue
project on which i have for lon^ euepeoted the
ultan ha* eet hie hearts the expuleioii of the imam
ai^i the eventual resumption by the uueoat 'Government
of control over the whole of its territory . 4
I think that «atte ie correct. >h*n X last
met the -ultan, in the course of oonversatlon he iiiformsd
me that he thou^t that he could regain control over the
interior of hi* ^tatt» not by force of ams t twhich was
tried unsuccessfully by his predecessors from time to tlme}»
but by *diplomacy% His Hijhne*e ie in hie way quite a
shrewd diplomatist and X should say that he may» in time,
succeed in his object* Provided that he aontinttes to do
this by peaceful means X do not see that it need conaern
us. in fact it should be to our advantage as the more
control he acquires over the interior the enaier this
>4r ^ubrsy Metcalfs, K. J» X. 3*,d#8*l. f I.V.C.
^eore tary to the Jove rimeut of x^idia
in the eternal .wffairs department,
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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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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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