Bulletin officiel des Établissements français de l’Inde. Tome cinquante-troisième. Année 1879 Vol. 53, Issues 1 to 12, 1879

This volume contains notification nos. 1 to 683. Some of the topics covered are: detailed rules on the prison service in Karikal; promulgation of the presidential decree modifying the constitution of French India; decision to destroy the unused palm-leaf manuscripts (olles) preserved in the registry offices of Pondicherry, Villenour and Bahour; several committees instituted to study various projects such as the organization of municipalities to be established in French India, improvements to be made to the public library etc.; presidential decree on the functioning of electoral colleges; promulgation of the agreement on the Universal Postal Union (previously the General Postal Union) signed in Paris between several countries (the text of the agreement is given); dissolution of the Chamber of Commerce and its reorganization; establishment of a market for the sale of food products in Pondicherry; creation of a “Direction de l’Intérieur” (i.e. Directorate of Home Affairs) in French India and its organisation; constitution of a “Conseil Privé” in French India comprising of the Governor, Director of Interior, Public Prosecutor, Chief of Administrative Service etc; reorganization of the welfare commission (comité de bienfaisance) in Pndicherry; creation of a commission for historical monuments which will identify buildings that deserve to be preserved; inauguration of the Pondicherry railways; reorganisation of the Commission of public education etc.

1 volume containing 12 issues and indices; 941 pages & 2 foldouts containing tables. Dimensions: 21 x 14 cm.