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Summary Information

Title: La Forte collection,
Creator: Benoist La Forte, b. 1761
Inclusive dates: 1784-1797
6.2 cubic ft.
Letters, receipts, other documents.
Letters, receipts, and other documents addressed to or received from officials in the Regie des poudres et salpêtres in Paris and the departments and districts of France, and saltpeter manufacturers, chiefly relating to gunpowder production. Other topics covered include Parisian politics, the state of the French economy, the shift to paper currency, and dissatisfaction among the workers.

Call number: 4711
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library