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File 2908/1907 Pt 3 ‘Persian Gulf:- Quarantine; German complaint’ [‎98r] (195/250)

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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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Provided always tliat a pilgrim-ship, belonging to a country
that has given its adhesion to the provisions of this Convention
and of previous Conventions, if she has had no case of plague or
of cholera during the voyage from Jeddah to Yamho and El-Tor,
and if it be established by medical examination, conducted at
El-Tor after disembarkation of every one on hoard, that she has
no such case, may be permitted by the Egyptian Sanitary Hoard
to pass through the Suez Canal in quarantine, even by night,
subject to the fulfilment of the four following conditions :—
(1.) That, in order to secure medical attendance of persons on
hoard, the ship carries one or more doctors, commissioned by the
Government of the country to which she belongs ; -
(2.) That the ship is provided with disinfecting chambers, and
it is established that the soiled linen has been disinfected during
the voyage;
(3.) That it is proved that the number of pilgrims is not in
excess of that permitted by the pilgrimage regulations ;
(4.) That the captain undertakes to sail direct to a port in the
country to which the ship belongs.
The medical examination, after disembarkation at El-Tor, must
he made with as little delay as possible.
The sanitary tax, payable to the quarantine Administration,
shall he the same as the pilgrims would have had to pay if they
had remained in quarantine for three days.
Art. 144. In the event of a suspicious case occurring on hoard
during the voyage from El-Tor to Suez, the ship shall be sent hack
to El-Tor.
Art. 145. Transhipment of pilgrims at Egyptian ports is strictly
prohibited.
Art. 146. Ships from the Hedjaz, carrying pilgrims hound for
the African coast of the Eed Sea, shall he ])ermitted to proceed
direct to Suakim, or such other place as the Alexandria Sanitary
Board shall appoint, there to undergo the same quarantine measures
as those at El-Tor.
Art. 147. Ships from the Hedjaz, or from a port on the Arabian
coast of the Bed Sea, with a clean bill of health, not carrying
pilgrims or like collections of persons, and without suspicious
incident during the voyage, shall on favourable medical inspection,
he given free pratique at Suez.
Art. 148. When it is established that there is plague or cholera
in the Hedjaz—
(1.) Caravans of Egyptian pilgrims must, before proceeding to
Egypt, undergo strict quarantine at El-Tor for seven days, whether
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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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