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Mauritius history

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 186

Scope and Contents

An undated history of Mauritius, 412 pages, comprising a page inscribed 'No. 24 Notice Historique'; 'Table des Matieres de la Notice Historique' (numbered pp. 787-799); and a chronological account of events in Mauritius from 1507 to 1824 (numbered pp. 801-1196).


  • Creation: 1825


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Biographical / Historical

Marie Claude Antoine Marrier (1766-1831), Baron d'Unienville, was a colonial archivist in Mauritius.


1 volume(s) (1 volume) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 483 V

Other Finding Aids

Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), pp. 110-111.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The provenance of the collection is not known. It was identified as the work of Baron d'Unienville by H. Adolphe, of the Mauritius Government Archives, on the basis of the handwriting.


Apart from a concluding paragraph, the text corresponds to pp. 159-320 of vol. 2 and pp. 1-107 of vol. 3 of 'Statistique de l'Ile Maurice', 1885-1886.


This collection level description was created by RAS.


Marrier, Marie Claude Antoine, 1766-1831, Baron d'Unienville

Includes index.
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