File 2612/1912 Pt 2 ‘Persia. Tehran Sanitary Council’

IOR/L/PS/10/284

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The record is made up of 1 volume (311 folios). It was created in 13 Jan 1914-16 Apr 1920. It was written in French and 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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The volume contains part 2 of papers from and about the Tehran Sanitary Council (also referred to as the Conseil Sanitaire de l’Empire de Perse), and is a direct chronological continuation of File 2612/1912 Pt 1 ‘Tehran Sanitary Council’ (IOR/L/PS/10/283). It chiefly comprises copies of the proceedings (in French) of the 128 through to the 170 meetings of the Council, with some omissions where meetings were of a purely administrative nature. The proceedings were forwarded by the British Ambassador at Tehran (Sir Walter Beaupre Townley; Sir Charles Murray Marling) to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Sir Edward Grey), and then forwarded by the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, to the Under-Secretary of State for India.

The proceedings detail reports of epidemics such as plague, cholera and malaria, occurring in Persia, with recurring reports from Bouchir [Bushire], Enzeli [Bandar-e Anzalī], Astara [Shahrestān-e Āstārā]. The proceedings also document the measures taken to implement restrictions of movement, quarantine and vaccination programmes. Also in the file are reports on the proceedings made by Dr Anthony Richard Neligan, physician at the British Legation in Tehran, and the British representative at the meetings of the Tehran Sanitary Council.

The part includes a divider which gives the subject and part number, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references contained in that part by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence (f 3).

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1 volume (311 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

The subject 2410 (Tehran Sanitary Council) consists of 2 volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/283-284. The volumes are divided into 2 parts, with each part comprising one volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 313; 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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French and English in Latin script
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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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Archive reference
IOR/L/PS/10/284
Former external reference(s)
P 2612/1912 Pt 2

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Date(s)
13 Jan 1914-16 Apr 1920 (CE, Gregorian)

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Cyril Elgood, ‘The Sanitary Council and the Quarantine Service’, in A Medical History of Persia and the Eastern Caliphate, from the Earliest Times until the Year A.D. 1932 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1951), pp. 514–537.

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