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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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Civil Aff : irs Branch
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H.Q. British Military Administration
TRIPOLIT. KIA A deputy or lieutenant of the governor in Ottoman Iraq, with additional responsibilities as a high-ranking provincial judge. .
P.0. , No, 54023 Sergeant 0 AH BU
Enclosed is a petition from the above for his
release from No, 505, 1,0, • Ciuip subioitted through A,A.G,
Please advise this Branch whether there is any
objection to his release with a view to his joining his
relatives in Muscat and later taking them with him to Tripoli-
tenia* 3
3, As you are awa££the Baruni family is ^ large and
well known in Tripolitania and one member, Sheikh Mohammed
Aissa El Baruni was released unconditionally from No, 305,
P.0, . Camp, about March 1941 and has since been rep triated
to Tripolitania,
for Chief Secretary
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Copy to:
TRIPPJITaNIA, (With copy of petition)
The British Resident,
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O.K. ... i.'.K.F : (Yi/ur a >iG5/2567 of July 9th, 1943)

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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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