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'FILE NO. 15/3 SULEIMAN AL BARUNI AND HIS RELATIVES' [‎7r] (13/154)

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The record is made up of 1 file (75 folios). It was created in 20 May 1940-5 May 1947. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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Translation of letter dated the 22nd July 1940, from Abduh (?)
of Bagdad, to Yusuf Albarooni, Muscat.
After compliments,
* ^
i>alams from the starnger. I sent you two letters and do not
them
know whether you hasae received/or not as no reply has been received
from you . One of my letters was sent on the 1st January 1940, and the
other after the death of the deceased. God*s pitty may be on him.
Today I have come to know from Shaikh Ahmad that correspondence
between you and he continues. What was then the reason of this silent
It might be either that the letters are lost or because you are still
feeling the sorrows which affected us as well. I think this is what
prevented you from replying. I have nothing else to say but tc
express repeated sorrow and disappointment- for the death of that noble
and gallant man whose rememberance will remain unforgotten in the
history of the west and Islam. My condolence to you all on account of
the calamaties and troubles you met. Please let me know if you think
that I can be of any help to you and I will do my best. Some days
ago 'iiwfiq N uri Alburqawi arrived here. He was one of the warriors of
Burqah and vas intending to meat the deceased but the death deprived
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•^ast with Shaikh Assanoosi and remained with him for a long time. Now
he has been allowed to stay here. Ibrahim is still not keeping his -
sence and Ta^fiq told me when I sent him to see him that Ibrahim was
not pleased because Tawfiq did not go to see him before . It is wonder
ful that he can feel this and does not feel sf his family condition
after the death of his father. My-self and Tawfiq called on Shaikh *
Ahmad today in Adamiyah . He is quite well and so the boys.

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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:

  • The nationality of al-Baruni who was from Libya and implications for his admission to Oman
  • His membership of the Ibadhi sect and his claim that he had influence with tribes inland from Tripoli
  • 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 The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. ; and officials of the Government of the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman.

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1 file (75 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 77; 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.

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