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Arrangement

COLLECTION ARRANGEMENT

The bookseller's description of the collection (available at the Reference Desk), written in French and replete with representative extracts from documents and correspondence, forms the core of the guide. The bookseller's description treats the material as falling into three broad series: general manuscripts and documents dating from the whole of La Forte's career; correspondence from 1786 to 1793; and correspondence from An II (1793/1794) to An V (1796/1797). The two correspondence series are further divided into groups, usually according to the type of correspondent (eg, correspondence from instructors, from the Comite de Salut Public , etc.), and less frequently according to the particular issue or project they address (eg, the construction of a powder mill).