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File 2908/1907 Pt 3 ‘Persian Gulf:- Quarantine; German complaint’ [‎93v] (186/250)

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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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, 1 • in n condition to undertake tlie voyage
(l,.) That the ship ^ rly manned, equipped and
without danger, that . sntticient numlier of boats; that
ventilated, and fo"'* a su.hc.en „ the
ShTJfX o"the passengers, and that the deck is of wood or
of iron sheathed in wood, fjr i v stowed away, over and
M That there is » td and fuel of good
qX t^ the plants, during the declared duration of the
voyws; drinking-water is of good quality and from a source
that the tanks for , r,nk,n g -watc arc safetrom f
absolutely prohibit^ condenser, capable of distilling a
miuiinum quantity^T o litres of water per diem tor every person
on '^.J^f^ship p^esses a disinfecting chamber, ascertained
by tlm Jntry authon'ty of the port where the pdgnms embarked
10 ^ Tri^in^ordance with Articles 102 and 103 the vessel
■' f ' .inivouaiifled doctor commissioned* either bytheGovem-
ment of the comrtry to which she belongs or by the Government o
Se ^rt where th/ pilgrims embark, and that she carnes med.cal
StOT (*i That the deck is free from merchandise and all
eneumbmnees ; W d are such as to allow of
the ( t—pmscTbed in the following Section III betng earned
out.
Art. 110. The captain may not start without having m his
possession—
(1) A list, countersigned by the competent authority, showmg
the name, sex, and total number of pilgrims he is authorized
Cail (V) A bill of health, giving the name, nationality, and tonnage
of the ship, the name of the captain and of the doctor, the exact
number of persons embarked-^rew, pilgrims and other pas
sengers—the nature of the cargo, and the place of departure.
The competent authority shall note on the bill of J^alth
whether the number of pilgrims permissibie under the Kg
tions has been embarked or not, and, m the latter >
additional number of passengers the vessel is authorized to em
bark at subsequent ports of call.
* Exception is made in the case of Governments without commissioned
doctors.

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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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