Collection 2008/25 - Pierre Perret collection

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Pierre Perret collection

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CA ON00093 2008/25

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  • 1762-1781 (Creation)

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1 file of textual records
5 photographs : col. ; 45 x 32 cm

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Biographical history

Pierre Perret is semi-retired and operates a small memorabilia shop in Orbec, a city in Normandy, France.

Custodial history

Colonel Georges Rousseau received the original documents from Pierre Perret, a resident of Orbec, Normandy, France. Mr. Perret bought these documents on Ebay.

Scope and content

Collection consists of reproductions of late eighteenth-century documents that belonged to the heirs of Madame DesBoisrenard and related to the lands near the village of Vimy, France and the present-day Canadian National Vimy Memorial. Documents include a surveyor's map of the lands with a report, and legal documents listing the various pieces of land with their limits, names of tenants and rents in money and goods collected from the properties.

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Collection received in 2006 from Colonel Georges Rousseau, the Defence Attaché to France.


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  • English
  • French

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No further accruals are expected.

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The compact disk consisting of electronic images of the original documents has been withdrawn from circulation. Researchers must use the textual copies.

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The photographs are stored in the Oversize Documents section. Smaller reproductions are kept with the fonds.

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The documents were scanned in 2008.

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This is a bilingual fonds.

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