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Eve of the 30th - correcting plans at a tavern, 1845. Creator: Unknown Featured Print

Eve of the 30th - correcting plans at a tavern, 1845. Creator: Unknown

Eve of the 30th - correcting plans at a tavern, 1845. Finalising railway applications for the Board of Trade: The scene was an animated one...But an hour remained, and yet some thirty individuals were in waiting with huge piles of parchment and the various necessary documents. Anxiety was depicted on every countenance - some fearing that, after all the labour and excitement they had undergone, they would not be able to complete the requisite formalities within the very limited time that remained. Eager inquiries were made from one to the other as to the opinion whether those who had actually arrived with their plans would be allowed to remain and complete the business after the hour of twelve had arrived, and various and amusing were the mutual recitals made of the "hairbreadth" escapes and daring doings of those entrusted with the task of lodging the respective plans'. From "Illustrated London News", 1845, Vol VII

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First telegraph despatch from Lyon, 4 March 1815, (1921). Creator: Unknown Featured Print

First telegraph despatch from Lyon, 4 March 1815, (1921). Creator: Unknown

First telegraph despatch from Lyon, 4 March 1815, (1921). Premiere depeche telegraphique de Lyon'. Message sent via French inventor Claude Chappe's (1763-1805) optical telegraph (semaphore) system, devised in 1793. Messages were converted into semaphore using movable arms on the tops of repeater towers which were placed from 12 to 25 km (10 to 20 miles) apart. The message was read through a telescope, then relayed it to the next tower. Messages sent from Paris could reach the outer fringes of the country in a matter of three or four hours. Before, it had taken despatch riders on horseback a similar number of days. Chappe's system was in use until about 1850 when electric telegraph systems replaced it. This message states that the emperor has arrived on the coast of France with 1600 men'. Facsimile document from "Napoleon", by Raymond Guyot, [H. Floury, Paris, 1921]

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Draft of the...reestablishment of the Gregorian calendar, 29 August 1805, (1921). Creator: Unknown Featured Print

Draft of the...reestablishment of the Gregorian calendar, 29 August 1805, (1921). Creator: Unknown

Draft of the senate consultation on the reestablishment of the Gregorian calendar, 29 August 1805, (1921). Projet de senatus-consulte retablissement le calendrier gregorien'. Document signed by Emperor Napoleon I and dated Dec[ade] 12 Fructidor, an 13, dealing with the reintroduction of the Gregorian calendar, replacing the French Republican calendar. Also known as the French Revolutionary calendar, the system was implemented during the French Revolution and used for about 12 years from late 1793 to 1805, (and for 18 days by the Paris Commune in 1871). The intention had been to remove all religious and royalist influences from the calendar, and was part of a larger attempt at decimalisation in France. Facsimile document from "Napoleon", by Raymond Guyot, [H. Floury, Paris, 1921]

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