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Colonel I. Palle papers.

Identifier: MSS 77 small

Scope and Contents

The Colonel I. Palle papers consist of material generated during the course of the 1895 war in Madagascar. Material includes the field notes of Colonel I. Palle, maps, and correspondence. Subjects and persons mentioned in the documents include General Jacques Charles Rene Achille Duchesne, military field operations, material and food supply for the troops, and the military drive and advance to occupy Tananarive.


  • Creation: 1895


Language of Materials

Material is in French.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States and international copyright laws. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact MSU Libraries Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Colonel I. Palle was chosen by General Duchene to command, the artillery of the expatriate corps. He was part of the advance towards Tananarive (now Antananarivo).


.25 Linear Feet (5 folders)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection purchased from Michele Troohon in 1970-1971.

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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

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