Available reels: 1
|Creator||France. Archives nationales.|
|Title||France. Fonds des Archives nationales. Série M. Mélanges|
MG 3 IM
|Document source||Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada|
The Archives nationales (French for "National Archives") preserve the national archives of the French state, apart from the archives of the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as these two ministries have their own archive services. The Archives nationales were created at the time of the French Revolution in 1790, but it was a state decree of 1794 that made it mandatory to centralize all the pre-French Revolution private and public archives seized by the revolutionaries, completed by a law passed in 1796 which created departmental archives of France to alleviate the burden on the Archives nationales in Paris, thus creating the collections of the Archives nationales as we know them today.
This collection includes topics such as weddings in Canada, the Seminary of the Holy Spirit (letters patent, rules and constitution, proceedings of meetings and admission of new members), statements of expenditure of Canada, letter and memoirs, Newfoundland, the benefits of establishing a post at Niagara, Jesuit missions in Canada, and more.