File 2908/1907 Pt 3 ‘Persian Gulf:- Quarantine; German complaint’ [88v] (176/250)
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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classed as ordinary suspected ships, and shall be subjected to the
preventive measures and the treatment prescribed for such ships.
If they are bound for Egypt they shall undergo, at a sanitary
station appointed by the Sanitary Maritime and Quarantine Board,
five days’ observation, reckoned from the date of their departure,
whether it be cholera or plague that is in question. They shall,
moreover, be subjected to all the measures prescribed for suspected
ships (disinfection, &c.), and shall not be granted free pratique
until after favourable medical inspection.
It is to be understood that, if there have been suspicious
incidents on board during the voyage, the period of observation
shall be undergone at Moses’ Wells, and shall be five days,
whether it be cholera or plague that is in question.
Section IV,— The Organization for securing Surveillance and'
Disinfection at Suez and at Moses Wells.
Art. 56. Every ship arriving at Suez shall undergo the medical
inspection prescribed by the li.egulations. This inspection shall
be conducted by one or more of the doctors attached to the
station, and shall, in the case of ships from a port infected with
plague or with cholera, be made by day. It may, however, in the
case of ships wishing to pass through the Canal, take place by
night when the ship is lighted by electricity, and in all cases in
which the local sanitary authority is satisfied that the ship is
sufficiently well lighted.
Art. 5 /. There shall be at least seven doctors at the Suez
station a principal medical officer and six medical officers. They
must hold a recognized diploma, and, in their selection, preference
is to be given to medical men who have made a special study of
piaetical epidemiology and practical liacteriology. They shall be
appointed by the Minister of the Interior, on the recommendation
of the .Sanitary Maritime and Quarantine Board of Egypt
Ihe salary of the medical officers shall commence at 8,006 fr.,
and rise by progressive increments to 12,000 fr. - that of the
principal medical officer shall commence at 12,000 fr and rise to
Should this medical staff prove insufficient, naval doctors of
the several States may be employed under the orders of the
principal medical officer of the sanitary station.
An. 58. The supervision and performance of the Suez Canal
prophylactic measures at the Moses 5 Wells and Tor stations shall
06 entrusted to a st&ff of saiiitaxy guards.
Art. ;, 9. This staff shall consist of ten guards.
t i i ' s « - be selected from retired non-commissioned officers,
f 1 )an cor P ora ^ 8 rank, of the armies and navies of Europe
and Egypt, 1
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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:
- a breach of quarantine regulations by an unnamed Russian Munshi A secretary or political assistant working in the British administration in the Gulf, often also providing linguistic interpretation. aboard the SS Mandura on 6 March 1907: see folios 41-42
- the detention of Herr Krumpeter of Messrs Wonckhaus and Company in connection with a visit by the SS Savoia to Bushire between 8-9 July 1907: see folios 35-40
- the infringement of quarantine rules by Herr Krumpeter during a visit to Bushire by the SS Galicia on 10 June 1907
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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