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File 2908/1907 Pt 3 ‘Persian Gulf:- Quarantine; German complaint’ [‎82r] (163/250)

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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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Measures of Defence, on the part of the other Countries, against
Territories that have been declared infected.
Section I.— Publication of Measures 'prescribed.
Art. 10. The Government of each country shall immediately
make public the measures which it considers necessary to
prescribe with regard to arrivals from an infected country or local
area.
It shall forthwith communicate these measures to the diplo
matic or Consular Agent of the infected country resident in the
capital, and also to the International Sanitary Boards.
It shall also communicate, through the same channels, the
withdrawal of these measures or any modifications of them. In
the absence of a diplomatic or consular agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in the capital, the
communications shall be made direct to the Government of the
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Section II.— Merchandize. — Disinfection.—Importation and
Transit. — Baggage.
Art. 11. No article of merchandize is in itself capable of
conveying plague or cholera. Merchandize becomes dangerous
only when contaminated by plague or cholera products.
Art. 12. Only such merchandize and things as the local
sanitary authority considers infected may he subjected to
disinfection.
Provided always that the merchandize or things hereinafter
specified may be subjected to disinfection or their importation may
even be prohibited, irrespective of any evidence as to whether or
not they are infected:—
(1.) Body-linen, wearing apparel, bedding that has been in use.
But when these things are carried as baggage, or m consequence
of a change of abode (household goods), their importation may not
he prohibited, hut they shall he dealt with as prescribed in
Article 19.
Soldiers’ and sailors’ kits, returned to their country after their
death, are to be regarded as of the nature of the things specified in
the first sentence of (1) of this Article.
(2.) Bags, save, in the case of cholera, rags compressed and
carried in bound bales as merchandize in bulk.
The importation of the following articles may not . be
prohibited Fresh waste derived directly from spinning, weaving,
making up or bleaching establishments ; artificial wools {Kunstwollc,
shoddy) and new paper clippings.

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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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