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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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HO. 11225/303/0 A.
The Officor In Cbcr :e #
Tlio Prisoner* Ccj^p Ho*305*
Z 9 tho petitioner 3e "c CQnt Objot Du lil-Sheikh Alinod
el Deinmi, or Prisoner Ho # 5^023 at i'rieonera Canp IIo«7 #
have the honour to auU.dt this petition to you hoping it — ^—
will receive your kind cor ^'deration#
Wo f tho ironoora of the foully of El«Baruni crumot
express our boundlooo joy and pleasure for invading arxl
drivin av/ay our eldest enemies the Italians from our country
?rl/'Olitania, as a result of tho efforts u dc by tho British
Government their groat men and democratic principles.
You are well encore of tho hardship and excessive ain
encountered by Uxia family uhich was die oracd everywliero.
I have, today, received a letter from the family of
late Shaikh Suliuan Paclm el-Baruni at ixanan *nuscat w xflio
tos ny cousin and died in India in 1040, leaving behind a fami
ly composod of tl'iroc daughters, v/ife a C tvo raixlsonB vho
are strangers a d have no means for ou . ort whilst they
wore formerly in a' rood state of health and wealth.
They weep and cannot find an* T one to s^m athe tiso
with them . 7:ooy cry for help and'find no one to help theta.
They ashed ...e bo o and join them if possible and the
refor e I have come to tap t!ic door of your mercy for the first
time, entreating you to release tie here in Cairo aid facilitate
a y brave 11 In with a view to Joining them and to be in rgr
company on our way to our country.
With -.any thanks.
I am,
Your obedient Servant,
(3gd) toar Du ni-Shoilcli.
Ahncf Bl-Boruni.

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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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