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File 2908/1907 Pt 3 ‘Persian Gulf:- Quarantine; German complaint’ [‎109r] (217/250)

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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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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. , London,
26tli February 1904.
Revenue,
No. 27.
To His Excellency the Right Honourable the Governor
General of India in Council.
My Lord,
Paris Sanitary Conference and
Convention.
I forward, for the information of your
Excellency’s Government, a copy of the principal
correspondence*' between this Office and the Foreign
Office in connection with the recent International
Sanitary Conference at Paris, at which Surgeon-
Colonel J. Kichardson was present as repre
sentative of India, {vide your telegram of 26th
September 1903).
2 . I enclose a copy of the Convention which was
signed at Paris on 3rd December 1903, and a copy
of the Proces Verbal de Signature. On pages 7
and 8 of the latter will be found the reservations
regarding certain provisions of the Convention
placed on record by the principal British delegate.
* Letter from Foreign Office, dated 31st ° f. wlli . D . e Iouric l ™e reservations
October 1903, with enclosure. regarding certain provisions of the Convention
To ditto, dated 14th November 1903, placed on record by the principal British delegate.
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From ditto, dated 25th November 1903, anc ^ ^ ie application of the Convention to British
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with first enclosure.
From ditto, dated 27th November 1903,
1903, your Government. . It will be observed that the
with enclosures.
To ditto, dated 27th November 1903,
tto, dated 27th November 1903 British Delegation in their final Despatch of 20th
.3043. ’ January 1901, express the belief that, in view of
ditto, dated 4th December 1903, the reservations with regard to the establish m on f,
R. and S. 3043.
From ditto, dated 4th December 1903,
with enclc
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To dit
E and S.
ayd s - “ call y disappears.” It will, however, be expedient
From ditto, dated nth February 1904 , to keep in view the objections entertained to the
1 “ sure ' establishment of a lazaret at Ormuz in the event
From ditto, dated 11th February 1904,
witn enclosure.
of further discussions or cbantres.
3. Copies of the proces verbaux of the Conference
and of the reports made to the Foreign Office by
the British Delegation during the sittings will be
forwarded as soon as possible for your further
information.
t By Book Post.

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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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1 item (125 folios)
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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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