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File 2908/1907 Pt 2 ‘Bahrain: quarantine arrangements’ [‎147r] (43/112)

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The record is made up of 1 item (56 folios). It was created in 1908-1911. 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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CONFIDENTIAL.
No. 1514, dated Bushire, the 5th (received 13th) June 1910.
From-LIEUTENANT-COLONEL P. Z. Cox, C.S.I., C I.E., 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.
m 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. ,
To—The Hon'ble Mr S. H. Butler, C.S.I, C.I E , Secretary to the Govern-
ment or India in the Foreign Department, Simla.
I have the honour to resume the correspondence regarding quarantine
arrangements at Bahrein, ending with residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. letter No. 720, dated the 20th
March 1910.
2. Just before this was received in the Foreign Department, I was in
Galcutta, and on verbal enquiry being made from me regarding this subject, I
asked permission to defer expressing a final opinion upon the question of the
° u CO j St U ?i t ^ I returne d to my post and satisfied myself that
bheikh hsa had really understood what the expenses would be when he expressed
his readiness to bear the brunt of the arrangements himself.
3. I now beg to attach copies of correspondence which has passed on the
subject since my return to Bushire. A
perusal of it will demonstrate that Sheikh
Fsa knows all the details of the expendi
ture which will be required of him, and
accepts the. onus generally, but that in
order to satisfy his own amour propre in
regard to a measure connected with his internal administration, he is anxious to
appoint a quarantine doctor of his own under our advice, and to have the fees
collected by his own representatives. He agrees to the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. disburs
ing all ex pend iture but wishes to settle accounts with him monthly instead of
quarterly as was suggested to him.
(1) Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Bahrein, to Resident, No. 239,
dated the 16th April 1910.
(2) Resident to Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Bahrein, No. 983,
dated the 24th April 1910.
(3) Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Bahrein, to Resident, No. 272,
dated the 28th April 1910.
(4) Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Bahrein, to Resident, No. 319,
dated the 13th May 1910.
4. It would have been perhaps more helpful to the position which we are
gradually acquiring in Bahrein if the quarantine arrangements had been entirely
in our management, but one can sympathise with Sheikh Esa’s attitude and if
he is ready to bear the expense, I am of opinion that it will be worth while to
humour him. If he is able to flatter himself in the first instance that he is
conducting the quarantine regime himself, he will probably be glad enough, when
the novelty has worn off, to leave the practical management of it to his doctor
and the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. in concert.
. 5. Supposing for a moment that Government are pleased to agree to
Sheikh Esa employing a whole-time quarantine doctor himself, Captain
Mackenzie would modify the items of recurring expenditure which he desires
permission to debit to the annual allowance of Rs 2,664 already sanctioned by
Government, and would recommend that out of that sum Rs. 1,250 per annum
be retained at his disposal for expenditure as necessary in the directions
explained by him.
Bahrein has a bad reputation with the Sanitary Council in Teheran and is
apparently regarded by them as a “ foyer ” of infection, and I therefore endorse
the opinion of the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Surgeon that it would be desirable to have this
sum available.
6. Should Sheikh Esa be permitted to appoint his own doctor, is it
possible that the appointment would attract Assistant Surgeon Sahibzada Said
us Zafa Khan whose desire for employment was communicated to me in Foreign
Department letter No. 2764-Est.-A., dated the 14th August 1909. If so, I
would request that 1 may be informed of his address, with a view to placing him
in communication with the Sheikh’s Agent in Bombay.
Copy of a letter No. 2 jg, dated 16 th April 19 io, from Cabtain C. F. Mackenzie,
I.A. Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Bahrein, to Colonel P. Z. Cox, C.S.L, C.I.E.,
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. m 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. , Bushire,
With reference to correspondence ending with your endorsement, No. 721,
dated the 20th March 1910, I have the honour to state that I delayed in

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The item consists of part two 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. It contains correspondence regarding proposals for improving and financing quarantine arrangements and plague prevention measures at Bahrain.

The main correspondents are as follows: 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 Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Bahrain (Captain Francis Beville Prideaux, later Captain Charles Fraser Mackenzie), 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. . It also contains input from the Treasury, representatives of the Foreign Department of the Government of India, and Shaikh Esa Bin Ali Al Khalifa [Shaikh ‘Īsá bin ‘Alī Āl Khalīfah] – Ruler of Bahrain.

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The papers are arranged in chronological order from the rear (folio 181) to the front of the part (folio 126).

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