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File 2908/1907 Pt 3 ‘Persian Gulf:- Quarantine; German complaint’ [‎89v] (178/250)

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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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(6.) A. reservoir for the water supply.
(7.) The several buildings must be so arranged that the sick,
or infected or suspected articles, cannot be brought into contact
with other persons.
Art. 05. The disinfecting chambers at Moses’ Wells shall be
entrusted to the special care of a skilled mechanic.
Section Y .—The Passage of the Suez Canal in Quarantine.
Art. 60. Permission to pass the Suez Canal in quarantine shall
be granted by the Suez sanitary authority; the Board shall be
immediately informed when such permission is given.
In doubtful cases the decision shall rest with the Board.
Art. 07. When the permission provided for in the preceding
Article has been given, a telegram shall at once be sent to the
authority appointed by each Power. The telegram shall be sent
at the expense of the ship.
Art. 68. Each Power shall issue an Edict subjecting to
penalties those vessels which depart from the course declared by
the captain and enter without licence one of the ports of that
Power. Exception shall be made in the case of circumstances
beyond control and when a break in the voyage cannot be avoided.
Art. 09. When the health visit takes place the captain must
declare if he has on board gangs of native stokers or hired servants
of any description not included in the roll of the crew or the
register kept for the purpose.
The following questions in particular shall be put to the
captains of all ships arriving at Suez from the south, and shall he
answered by them on oath:—
Have you any supernumeraries, stokers or other hands not
included in the ship’s roll or in the special register ?
What is their nationality ?
Where did you embark them ?
The medical officers must satisfy themselves as to the presence
of these supernumeraries, and, if they find that any of their
number are missing, they must inquire carefully into the cause of
their absence.
Art. 70. A sanitary officer and two sanitary guards shall go on
board. They must accompany the ship as far as" Port Sa'id; their
duty is to prevent communication, and to see to the execution of
the measures prescribed for the passage of the Canal.
Art. 71. All embarkation and disembarkation, and all tranship

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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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