Royal Archives (1824-1897)

Documentary heritage submitted by Madagascar and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2009.

The collection comprises the royal archives, old journals and Sakaizambohitra registers, and registry office documents under the monarchy from 1878 to 1898. They are highly significant as they represent a key element in the foundation of the country's identity. The royal archives contain written documents that come from the recovery in 1895 by General Duschesne, Resident-General at the end of the reign of Ranavalona III, of the archives of high-ranking figures in the Kingdom of Madagascar, including Rainandriamampandry and Rainilaiarivony (Prime Minister).

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