Printed working documents of the Conseil d'Etat
[1800-1814]
 
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 General inventory of printed working documents

Content of the inventory Printed working documents of the Conseil d'Etat conserved in the 7 major known collections.
Number of entries 4629 documents described (one entry for each distinct document)
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4 screens :
1. search page
2. list of results
3. entry, search term highlighted in green
4. link to the digitised document, where applicablent.

Note: To see the full list of documents, perform a search leaving the search field empty.

Advantage Results in a greater number of documents than the full-text search, allows more specific although more limited searches, including of the entry for a digitised document.

 

 Structure of the entry:
14 description fields.
7 search criteria (in green in the table below).
A search can also be performed on a single entry.

Number and draft The contemporary number for each document, from 1 to 3063. Several drafts may appear under the same number.
Name of the rapporteur Each draft text was drawn up by a member of the Conseil d'Etat who was appointed as rapporteur for the project. The list of the rapporteurs is presented on the search page in the form of a scroll-bar menu.
Dates All dates expressed using the Revolutionary calendar have been converted to the Gregorian calendar, the calendar used for date searches in the inventory. Document searches can be performed by date or for a given period.
Date (Revolution) The printed working documents have the Republican calendar dates until Nivôse, An XIV, i.e., January 1806.
Heading The heading of each draft very often indicates the substance of the draft. They frequently contain descriptive "key words", e.g., tabac, marine, instruction, prison, etc....
Type of document Indicates whether the document is a draft bill, draft opinion, etc… This information can be searched for in the heading.
Number of pages Number of pages of the original
Comments Open field, mentioning in particular any distinctive features of the document.
Section or commission responsible for the draft Each draft was examined first by a section or commission. The list of the section/commissions mentioned is presented on the search page in the form of a scroll-bar menu. .
Index of places When preparing the inventory, M. C. Vignal indexed the places mentioned in the 'imprimés'. The list of the indexed places is presented on the search page in the form of a scroll-bar menu.
Document location(s) The printed documents are often to be found in more than one collection. Only the printed documents ('imprimés') of the Conseil d'Etat library are digitised. The locations of the documents are listed on the search results page.
Classmarks Specific classmark of the document for each institution.
View the document Provides either a link to the digitised document (if that document exists in digital format) or a link to the list of the collections of originals and all relevant information regarding getting to view the documents.
Detailed organisation of the document The main subdivisions of each document.
Note: empty fields do not appear on the results pages.

 


 Full-text search engine for the 3660 documents of the Gérando collection

Indexation The full text of the opinions has been indexed by the search engine; thus any word in the text can be used in the search. More precise search criteria are available: search in the title, by date (Republican calendar prior to 1806)
Display 3 levels:
1. search page
2. list of results (document title, date, size of the file, degree of relevance)
3. digitised document: display of the first occurrence of the word in the search.

You may move between each occurrence of the word by clicking on the > and < arrows which appear on either side of each occurrence of the search term.Note: to see a list of all the documents, perform a search leaving the search field empty.
Advantage A search can be performed for any of the words in the documents: ideal for locating the tariffs of numerous products, information of a local nature, proper names. Although this does not replace indexation by subject, nevertheless searches can be refined by using more than one search term.

 


 Biographical database of members of the Conseil d'Etat from 1800 to 1814

Content of the database Brief biographical details on the members of the Conseil d'État from 1799 to 1814: Conseillers d'État (senior members), Maîtres des Requêtes (counsels) and Auditeurs (junior officials). This biographical database is based on the biographies of the members of the Conseil d'État of the Napoleonic period compiled by M.-C. Vignal.
These brief biographies provide an overview of the careers of the members of the Conseil d'État in the context of their regular and exceptional work at the Conseil d'Etat, and they are based mainly on the information given in the Almanach Impérial. These details have been corrected and completed as far as possible, but this on-line search tool is far from exhaustive. A Dictionnaire biographique des membres du Conseil d'État de 1799 à nos jours is currently being prepared by Editions Fayard and will be a useful source of information.
Number of records 589
Search criteria By name: the names are listed in a scroll bar menu on the search page.
By office: the offices are listed in a scroll bar menu on the search page
Display 3 levels:
1. search page
2. list of results
3. entry (for 150 of the biographical entries, an image of the signature of the person is included).
Advantage Provides useful biographical details on major figures of the First Empire who are still little known. Also valuable for the administrative history of France, in that many political figures of the Restoration and the July Monarchy cut their teeth in the Imperial Conseil d'Etat.