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File 2908/1907 Pt 3 ‘Persian Gulf:- Quarantine; German complaint’ [‎37r] (73/250)

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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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[Confidential. |
No. 2307 , dated sh ’ raz
bushire
1 ifth October (received 4 th November) 1907 .
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From— MAJOR P. Z. Cox, C.I.E., Officiating 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
Gulf,
To—Sir Louis Dane, K.C.I.E., C.S.I., Secretary to tbe Government of India
in the Foreign Department, Simla.
I have the honour to forward for the information of the Government of India,
(1) Minister to Resident, letter No. 31, dated c ?P ies of the correspondence marginally
29th August 1907 (with enclosure). cited, between His Majesty’s Legation and
dated ^T^October ShiraZ ’ N °' l8, . m y self > on the subject of a Quarantine
'' incident which occurred at Busbire in
connection with a visit of the Hamburg-Amerika Liner S.S. <c Savoia” on
8th—9th July 1907.
GULAHEK;
August 2gth } igoj.
No. 31 .
Sir,
With reference to your telegram No. 113 of July 17th last, I transmit to you
extract of a report from the Acting German Vice-Consul at Bushire as to
certain complaints against the quarantine administration.
I should be glad to receive a report on the subject. The German Minister
has addressed an official complaint to the Persian Government who have referred
the matter to the Sanitary Council. Herr Stemrich communicated to me privately
the report herewith enclosed in order that I might be fully informed as to the
cause of the complaint.
I need not point out to you that the official intervention of the British
Consulate-General is to be deprecated, as the quarantine administration, though
in English hands, is in theory under Persian control.
I have no doubt that there has been some misunderstanding in the matter'?
and that anything in the nature of a reference to the British authorities, or of
discrimination against ships of any nationality has been sedulously avoidedbut
I should be glad to have a report from you as to what actually occurred.
I am, Sir,
Major P. Z. Cox, C.I.E.,
Your most obedient, humble Servant,
CECIL SPRING-RICE.
etc., etc, etc.,
Bushire.
On the 9th of August S.S. “ Savoia ” arrived at Bushire from Bahrein
and produced a bill of health granted by Captain Prideaux, British Poli
tical A^ent, Bahrein. Dr. Ives, Quarantine Medical Officer, thereupon gave
pratique to the steamer. After this Mr, Krumpeter, Agent to the Hamburg;*
Amerika Line, “ Bushire,” went on board. In the afternoon Dr. Ives returned on
boarT saying Captain Williams, Chief Quarantine Officer m the Gulf did not
consider the above-mentioned bill of health and ordered the ship and Mr. Krum
peter to undergo 5 days’ quarantine.
Captain Williams first declared the bills of health granted by Captain Pn-
deaux were not to be considered, as there was no quarantine officer at Bahrein.
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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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