Mauritius history

Scope and Content

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).

Administrative / Biographical History

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

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

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.


Includes index.

Other Finding Aids

MSS 483 V

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

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.


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.

Additional Information

This collection level description was created by RAS.

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