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File 2908/1907 Pt 3 ‘Persian Gulf:- Quarantine; German complaint’ [‎33r] (65/250)

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The record is made up of 1 item (125 folios). It was created in 26 Feb 1903-1 Dec 1908. 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.

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Dr. Listemarm, German Consul, Busliire
I nave the honour to acknowledge receipt of your
letter uo« 173, elated li3rri. June 1908. I have pleasure in ans
wering^ in order, the questions asked by you.
(!) With regard to your 1st question . It has not so
far been found necessary to issue any further rules con
cerning people having business on ships. Observance of
the rule referred to by you and conformance to the instruc
tions of the Quarantine Official on the spot covers all
cases.
(• 4 ) Your question ii . The question of special penal
ties lias been for some time under the consideration of
His Imperial Majesty's Government, advised by the Sanitary
Council. Ho doubt, they will be communicated through the
proper channels in due course.
(3) Your question iii . Presuming that the objection
is to certain action taken by any of my subordinates, then
objection, in the first place, be made to me and in case
you do not consider my decision satisfactory the procedure
already adopted by you (please see Proces Verbal of hani
tary Council $ 2nd September 1907, 40th seancej, would
appear to be the proper one.
(4) In tuanking you for your kind letter I would add
that I am always glad to do what I can to assist you.
Translation of a letter Ho. 192, dated the 1st July 1 j 08, i 1 om
Dr. Listemann, German Consul, Busliire, to the Cniei Quarantine
Officer in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , Bushira.

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The item consists of part three of the subject file 2908/1907 Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. : Quarantine. This part broadly covers two topics: the proceedings of the International Sanitary Conference at Paris (1903) and complaints made by German consular staff at Bushire against the conduct of Captain Thomas Beauchamp Williams whilst undertaking his duties as Chief Quarantine Officer in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. .

Correspondence outlining the details of three quarantine incidents has been included:

Complaints against Captain Williams over his conduct during the latter two incidents were lodged by Count Quadt, German Minister at Tehran, at the Tehran Sanitary Council: see folios 4-6 for related papers. A copy – in French – of a report of the proceedings of the fifty-third session of the Tehran Sanitary Council can be found on folios 11-14.

A copy – in French with English translation – of the International Sanitary Convention, signed at Paris 3 December 1903, can be found on folios 43-108. For supplementary correspondence outlining the proceedings of the British delegation at the Conference, see folios 109-125.

The main correspondents are as follows: HM Minister at Tehran (Sir Cecil Arthur Spring Rice), HM Chargé d'affaires at Tehran (Charles Murray Marling), 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 Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. (Major Percy Zachariah Cox), the Chief Quarantine Officer in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , the German Consul at Bushire (Dr Franz Listermann), officials of the Foreign Office, and officials of the 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. .

No papers have been filed for the years 1905-1906.

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The papers are arranged in chronological order from the rear (folio 125) to the front of the part (folio 1).

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