Available reels: 2
|Creator||France. Ministère de la Marine.|
|Title||France. Archives de la Marine. Fonds de la Marine : Série A, Actes du pouvoir souverain|
MG 2 A
Law and justice
|Document source||Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada|
One of France's Secretaries of State under the ancien régime was entrusted with control of the French Navy (Secretary of State of the Navy in France). In 1791, this title was changed to Minister of the Navy. Before the 1890s, this position also usually had responsibility for France's colonies, and was usually known as Minister of the Navy and Colonies. The documents contained in the Fonds de la Marine were created or received by the Department of the Navy of France. They add to our knowledge of the French presence in the world as they document the naval operations, discovery and expansion of French overseas territories.
This collection forms the core of the archives of the central administration of the navy. It includes edicts, judgments, orders, letters patent, regulations, orders and statements of the King, judgments of the State Council and other similar documents. The items are arranged in chronological order and cover a variety of topics.