Imprimés de travail du Conseil d'Etat
[1800-1814]
 

Collections : specifications of each special collection

List of the collections :
 

   Collection Gérando, Bibliothèque du Conseil d’État, Paris
   Collection Locré, Bibliothèque de l’Assemblée Nationale, Paris
   Collection Mounier, Bibliothèque du Sénat, Paris
   Collection Bigot de Préameneu, Bibliothèque de l’Ordre des Avocats à la cour d’appel de Paris, Paris
   Collection du Ministère de la Justice, Archives Nationales, Paris
   Collection Fourcroy, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris
   British Library, Londres



Collection Gérando
Bibliothèque du Conseil d’État, Paris
Origin
Collection put together by Baron Joseph-Marie de Gérando, 'maître des requêtes' (counsel) in 1808 then Conseiller d'Etat (senior member). This collection was given to the Bibliothèque du Conseil after the fire which destroyed the official collection in 1871.
Number of printed documents 3661, available on this site.
Number of unique documents 111
Presentation Unbound documents kept in 25 Cauchard boxes.
Classification mark 9978/7 à 9978/31
Comments Working collection, with some annotations, classified numerically. Inventory and full transcription of the documents (99.99% accuracy) available on this site. The collection also includes 6 boxes of printed documents from the 18th century (opinion of the king's counsel, royal and revolutionary edicts, etc.)
Terms of access

All the documents of this collection are available on this site in text form, and some complex tables and documents containing handwritten annotations are available in image form. The originals are not therefore available for consultation. Facsimile paper printouts of the digitised documents may be requested in writing from:

Conseil d’Etat
Service de la bibliothèque et des archives
Collection Gérando
Place du Palais Royal
75 100 Paris SP

 You may also request an image file of your choice by email, by writing to Napoleonica.org (offer limited to 10 files). In all cases you must give the contemporary historical number of the document, its date and its title.

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Collection Locré

Bibliothèque de l’Assemblée Nationale, Paris
Origin
Collection put together for documentary purposes by Jean-Guillaume Locré, Secrétaire Général of the Conseil d'État from 1799 to 1815.
Number of printed documents 4102
Number of unique documents 273
Presentation 38 bound volumes, numbered from 1 to 38, and one unnumbered volume
Classification mark BG11 44
Comments Reference collection, very few annotations. Printed documents classified numerically. Handwritten table of contents at the front of each volume. Full inventory available on the site.
Terms of access For use by members of parliament, the library of the Assemblée Nationale is only accessible to external users if they can show proof of a specific research or study project, requiring consultation of documents that are not available in any other library.
Permission issued by the Library department after interview is valid for a maximum of one month, EXCEPT ON DAYS WHEN THE ASSEMBLY IS SITTING, but is renewable.

 Applications for consultation must state reasons and be sent in writing to

Madame le directeur du service de la bibliothèque
Assemblée nationale
126, rue de l’Université
75 355 Paris 07 SP

A look at the inventory on the site will enable you to prepare your search and to specify the precise classification mark of the document or documents that you wish to examine.


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Collection Mounier
Bibliothèque du Sénat, Paris
Origin
Collection acquired in 1844 from Claude-Philibert-Edouard Mounier (1784-1843), Conseiller d'Etat from 1806 and Secretary of the Emperor's Cabinet. Some of the handwritten notes suggest that this collection was put together by Regnaud de Saint-Jean d'Angély, President of the section de l'Intérieur (domestic affairs).
Number of printed documents 3596
Number of unique documents 44
Presentation 45 bound volumes. Printed documents classified numerically.
Classification mark  
Comments Working collection. Contains some additional handwritten documents. The full inventory is available on the site.
Terms of access For use by Sénateurs, the Sénat library is not open to unauthorised persons. It is not therefore possible to consult these documents.

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Collection Bigot de Préameneu
Bibliothèque de l’Ordre des Avocats à la cour d’appel de Paris, Paris
Origin
Collection acquired in 1825 from Jean-Félix Bigot de Préameneu, Conseiller d'Etat, Ministre des Cultes from 1808.
Number of printed documents 2019
Number of unique documents 11, and 295 additional documents.
Presentation 30 bound volumes.
Classification mark  
Comments Working collection. Contains 295 additional printed and handwritten documents. The documents are classified by date. The full inventory of the printed documents is available on the site. The inventory of the additional documents may be consulted on request.
Terms of access A private library for lawyers, the Bibliothèque de l'Ordre des avocats auprès de la Cour d'appel de Paris is only accessible to outsiders if they can show proof of a specific research or study project, requiring the consultation of documents that are not available in any other library.
 

An application stating reasons must be sent in writing to:

M. Yves Ozanam
Archiviste de l’Ordre des Avocats
Bibliothèque de l'Ordre des avocats
11, place Dauphine
75053 Paris Louvre RP SP

A look at the inventory on the site will enable you to prepare your search and to specify the precise classification mark of the document or documents you wish to examine.


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Collection du Ministère de la Justice
Archives Nationales, Paris
Origin
Collection filed by the Ministère de la Justice for administrative purposes.
Number of printed documents 1784
Number of unique documents 26
Presentation 25 unbound bundles, kept in boxes, in chronological order of the date of printing.
Classification mark BB30 1131-1153
Comments Administrative collection, without annotations. Full inventory available on the site.
Terms of access

These documents are freely available for consultation at the CARAN
Centre historique (Paris)

Centre d'accueil et de recherche des archives nationales (CARAN)
60 rue des Francs-Bourgeois/11 rue des Quatre-Fils
75141 Paris Cedex 03
tél. : 01 40 27 64 19


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Collection Fourcroy
Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris
Origin
This seems to involve documents that belonged to the Conseiller d'Etat Fourcroy, who was responsible under the Consulate in particular for the reform of state education in France. The number of handwritten notes referring to him lends credence to this hypothesis, in particular a handwritten document in the first volume of the collections which comments on one of the plans for organising state education. The handwritten comments could only have been written or dictated by the rapporteur responsible for the matter.
Number of printed documents 379
Number of unique documents 2, as well as several handwritten reports
Presentation 8 board-bound volumes, in a poor state of conservation.
Classification mark 4° Lf100 1
Comments Very fragmentary collection. The first volume of the collection contains two handwritten drafts on state education, which are not freely available for examination because of their condition. The printed documents are bound in numerical order. The exact title of the volumes in the Histoire de France catalogue is: "Recueil de projets de loi présentés au Conseil d'Etat de l'an VIII au 26 mai 1811, numérotés de 1 à 2335 bis."
Terms of access

This collection is housed in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France,Department of printed books. The first and second volumes of the collection are not freely available and may only be examined with the permission of a librarian from the department of printed books.

Bibliothèque nationale de France
Site François-Mitterrand
Quai François-Mauriac
75706 Paris Cedex 13
tél. : 33 (0)1 53 79 59 59
Internet : www.bnf.fr
(réservation de place en salle de recherche, notamment).


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Collection du British Museum
British Library, Londres
Origin
Inconnue
Number of printed documents 2414
Number of unique documents 31
Presentation 12 bound volumes
Classification mark  
Comments The origin of this collection, with occasional annotations, is unknown. The first collection to be given a summary inventory (British Museum general catalogue of printed books, t. 77, 1961, p. 510-672). Full inventory available on the site.
Terms of access

These documents can be consulted at the British Library.
Internet address: www.bl.uk