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File 2908/1907 Pt 3 ‘Persian Gulf:- Quarantine; German complaint’ [‎110r] (219/250)

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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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ENCLOSURES.
Enclosure No. 1 .
Eoreign Office to 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. .
The Under Secretary of State for Eoreign Affairs presents his com
pliments to the Under Secretary of State for India, and is directed by
the Secretary of State for Eoreign Affairs to transmit to him, to he laid
before the Secretary of State for India, the accompanying copy of a
Memorandum by Ur. Clemow, which has been received from the British
delegates at the Paris Sanitary Conference, on Sanitary Measures 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. .
Lord Lansdowne would be glad to be favoured at an early oppor
tunity with any observations which the Secretary of State for India
may have to offer on the subject.
A copy of the Uespatch covering this Memorandum will be sent to
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. shortly.
Eoreign Office,
31st October 1903.
Annex.
Memorandum on Sanitary Measures 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.
since 1891.
The question of the sanitary defence of 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. has been the
subject of repeated discussions in the Constantinople Board of Health,
and was formally dealt with by representatives of the Powers in the
International Sanitary Conferences of 1894 and 1897.
A .—Paris Sanitary Conference, 1894.
The Sanitary Conference of 1894 (Paris) dealt with cholera only,
and appointed three Commissions, namely:—( 1 ) Red Sea and
Pilgrimage; ( 2 ) 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. ; and (3) Ways and Means.
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. Commission held three sittings, and in its Report
to the Conference proposed the establishment of a large number of
sanitary stations in and near the Gulf, in addition to drawing up a set
of regulations applicable to arrivals in the Gulf ports.
The sanitary stations proposed were as follows :—
1. At Eao, or in its neighbourhood, a large lazaret, on the mainland,
with complete staff, having under its direction the sanitary posts'
in the Gulf named below.
2 . On one of the islands, Salable* or Ylanie, opposite Basra, a small
* The existing lazaret at Basra is lazaret, to supervise persons who
on the island of Salahie. ma y have escaped the visit at
Eao.
3. Sanitary post at Basra.
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Bender Abbas.
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Mohamera.
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Muscat.
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Gwadur.

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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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