'15/3 Vol I XV - B/1 VISITORS SUSPECTS & UNDESIRABLES SULEMAN AL BARUNI AL NAFUSI & HIS RELATIVES Jan 1923 - June 1940.' [139r] (288/420)
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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promised to lot me have a copy of Baruni'o letter to the French
Government and as soon as I receive it I will forward a copy to
4* 1 understand from His Highness that Baruni wished me
to he informed of his proposed movements and asked that I he
acquainted with the contents of his letter to the French Govern
ment in which I understand he has asked that their reply may he
addressed to him through me.
5. His Highness the Sultan has told Baruni that he thinks
that there is little chance of the French Government acceding to
his request unless Italy actually decides to enter the war as an
ally of Germany. Baruni has announced his intention of leaving
his family in safety here and going to Iraq whatever reply the
French Government give. It is doubtful if he will even wait
for a reply.
6. I explained the delicacy of the situation with regard
to Italy at present and informed His Highness that I would
communicate with you at once. I asked the Sultan to make a
particular point of keeping the matter secret and he promised to
7 # The French Government, I have no doubt, are hotter
able to estimate Baruni's usefullness and the advisibility of
iwnk^ n ^ r use of him than I am. It might be as well, if you thought
fit^o ma fr* it clear that his reference to this Consulate does
not in any way indicate that I have been privy to his plans until
now or that they have the benediction of the British Representat
ive here* Baruni is too old for active work in the Sultan*s
opinion and has deteriorated mentally during the last year. I
have little personal knowledge of of the man but I doubt whether
he will he of much value to the cause.
8* Should the original of his letter to the French
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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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