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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.' [‎145r] (300/420)

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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Copy In translation of a lottor datod tbo 21at Soptoabar 1939
from Suit loan al Barvmi al Mafuai, Ikiacat to tha ft-anch Miniatar
and Resident-General at Tunis«
After Conpliaente.
The declaration of war ty France against Germany, who
is in alliance witn -taly by the Axis pact, has very much pleased
the Tripolian ’’Birqa* immigrants numbering about one hundred
thousand who are dispersed among the countries. Most of them
are at Tunis, Algiers, ifigypt and Damascus. They believe that
the French will make easy the way to their national unity and
enable them to organise their military force to liberate their
country* Tunis is the place on which they are relying because
of its proximity to their country* I have been in communication
with the heads of the Tripoli community, who took refuge in Tunis
when Italy broke the peace pact,which we had agreed upon with
her,and revoked the Tripoli’s Fundamental Law, the articles of
which had been agreed upon by us with the Italian Delegation.
It was approved by the House of Deputies and the Senate and seal
ed by the signature of the present King of Italy.
Since their departure the immigrants have been awaiting
to seise a suitable opportunity* Waiting patiently for a World
War, when they would be assisted by the enemies of Italy to
organise their anqy* They look to the France, the mother of
liberty and the neighbour of Tripoli at Tunis and Algiers* They
do not forget the help rendered by France end Tunis in their
previous wars with Italy in 1911-1912-1913* The kind and friend
ly treatment shown to the people of Tunis and Algiers, the follow
ers of the French* by the Tripolians during the World War, in
spite of the war then being waged between Turkey and France,
was due to gratitude for help previously rendered. On my
/ arrival at

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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.' [‎145r] (300/420), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/6/449, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100055749000.0x000065> [accessed 21 May 2019]

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