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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.' [‎132r] (274/420)

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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BAR UNI .
In August 19PA Baruni arrived Muscat by pilgrim
ship ’* Jehangir" from Jeddah. He had an interview wi
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 asked the latter's permission
to ^isit Sultan in India. He was refused visa for
India. In ^O ctober of the same year he proceeded to
t ie Interiof oi Oman with the consent of the Sultan.
At that time it was known that proceeded to Oman on
religious grounds only.
In March 1925 Baruni returned from Oman to Muscat.
During his absence in Oman an invitation from King
Faisal was received through the High Commissioner,
Baghdad, to Baruni to give a short visit to his old
acquaintance (King Fnisal), and he was told of it by
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. . Baruni expressed his desire to
stay a short time in Iraq, and then proceed to Tunis.
During his residence in Muscat the Baruni continued
to write articles against Ibn Saud, and Saiyid
Muhammed(bin Turki? ) warned him to be cautious in his
writing against others.
In 1926 he ag^in visited the interior of Oman, and
returned to Muscat in March 1936.
In 1926 the Italian Ministry of Colonies received
information that Suleiman Baruni sent a word to his
relatives in Tripoli (Lybia) to the effect that he
feels confident of his success to reach Northern -Africa
It that time, and his intention was to proceed via
Egypt. He first instigated the Sultan, who wired to
the ffrench Consul for permission for him to proceed to
Tunis. This request was refused. Being an Italian
'
subject, the Government of India, tried to send him to
an Italian state. The Sultan ol Muscat was duiing that ^
time anxious that Baruni should leave Muscat a*s early
as possible.
In June 1926 he proceeddd to Small in Oman at the

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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.' [‎132r] (274/420), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/6/449, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100055749000.0x00004b> [accessed 20 March 2019]

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