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File 2908/1907 Pt 3 ‘Persian Gulf:- Quarantine; German complaint’ [‎96r] (191/250)

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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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For the safety and convenience of shipping in the bay of
Kamaran Island, provision of—
(1.) A sufficient number of buoys and beacons;
(2.) A main pier or quay for the landing of passengers and
baggage;
(3.) A separate stage for the embarkation of the pilgrims in
each encampment;
(4.) A steam tug and sufficient barges for the disembarkation
and embarkation of pilgrims.
Art. 130. The disembarkation of pilgrims from infected ships
shall be effected by the ship’s own resources. If these be
inadequate, the persons and the barges that assist in the
disembarkation shall undergo the same measures as the pilgrims
and the infected ship.
Art. 131. The equipment of the sanitary station shall comprise
the following:—
(1.) A railway system connecting the landing-places with the
administrative buildings, the disinfecting stations, the various staff
premises, and the encampments.
(2.) Administrative buildings and premises for the sanitary
and other staff.
(3.) Buildings for the disinfection and washing of wearing
apparel and other articles.
(4.) Buildings where the pilgrims are to have shower baths or
sea baths while their clothes are being disinfected.
(5.) Separate and completely isolated hospitals for both sexes—
(a.) For the observation of suspected persons ;
(b.) For plague patients;
(c.) For cholera patients ;
(d.) For patients suffering from other contagious diseases ;
(c.) For ordinary patients.
(6.) Encampments completely separated from each other, the
distance between them to be as great as possible; pilgrims’
quarters constructed on the most approved sanitary principles,
and not to contain more than twenty-five persons each.
(7.) A well-situated cemetery, distant from all dwellings, free
from sub-soil water, and drained to the depth of half-a-metre
below the level of the graves.
(8.) Steam disinfectors in sufficient number and fulfilling all
the conditions of safety, efficacy, and rapidity; apparatus for
destroying rats.
(9.) Spray-producers, disinfecting chambers, and the necessary
appliances for chemical disinfection.
(10.) Water-distilling machines; apparatus for the sterilization
of water by heat; ice machines. A system of pipes and covered
reservoirs, impervious, and from which water can be taken only
by means of taps or pumps, for the distribution of drinking water.

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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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