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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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[iy. B ,—This is an ORIGINAL MESSAGE, sent by •post to save telegraphic
expense and undue use of the wires, but intended to be treated, on
receipt, with the same expedition as if it had been telegraphed. To
save time and formalities it is worded and signed as if it had been
so despatched,]
• Political Agftiit 9 Muscat*
To - Political Baeldent 9 Buahire*
Repeated - MCE CAIRO.
No. C/765*
Doled nth A*e*sab«r Z ^1 ^ ^
A certain Yusuf al Baruni 9 who loft Tripoli in l$31 f and c
to reside in use at at the suggestion of Suleiaan Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. al Baruni
(last ref or ones your Printed Latter Ho* 366-, dated 5th 5une 1340), has
•Xi^ro&sed a wish to serve in any capacity in which ho asay he useful in
Libya* If he is see opted 9 his faro will have to he patdi and it is
probable th t a free passage to hgypt is really his first consideration,
as ho is living hero in quits humble circumstances* However 9 he
slight be useful for all that*
2. he gives the address of his brother, qasia ohamad al Baruni^
as Shsra filun 9 Atfit an-Najjm No. 4 9 Cairo* He gives other
references ss follows i-
heixh Aon bin 0uf 9 leader of the Uaheeaid) Sheikh Ahaed
as-Suwaihili, leader of the Hisrsta} and Sheikh Ahmad al-Uurayyiu,
leader of the Tarhuna*^
3* He is of the Ibadhi sect, and claims that he has influence
with the /
S. 6.
MFP—1407 S&P-(M-2330)—25-5-37—300,000.

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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)

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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