NEW : documents from BNF added to HIMANIS

New documents have just been added to the HIMANIS search engine. The new documents come from BNF digitized microfilm available on Gallica and that are related to the French royal chancery. Those are either originals or copies of chancery registers that are for various reasons located at the BNF rather then at the AN. Actual shelf marks of the chancery registers of the Trésor des Chartes come from the system put in place around 1380 by Gerard of Montaigu in the last version of his inventory of the libri utiles (actual JJ 115) who numbered the registers from I (JJ 11) to CXV (JJ 115). When the JJ serie was organized, between 1852 and 1854, numerous registers where added to the original serie that were not originaly in it:

  • Some came from what was considered by Montaigu as libi inutiles (JJ 42B, 79B, 267 à 270, 288, JJNN et JJOO).
  • Others came from the J serie (JJ 20, 24B -24D, 274 and 304-320) or even P (JJ 30B), Q1 (JJ 24A2) and X (JJ 54B) series.
  • Numerous are inventories and copies from the 13th to the 18th century (JJ 12A-JJ 128, JJ 9A, 9B, 27A-27C, 271-273, 275-303, 534-5884 et JJ A-JJ K).

In 1862 an exchange of documents took place between the AN and the BN and all of the above (except JJ 27C, 272 and 273) have been transferred to the BN in exchange for various inventories (nowadays JJ 12B-127).


– Français 5291 (ex JJ18):

– Français 10187 (ex JJ27B:

– Français 18437 (ex JJ20):

– Latin 9778 (ex JJ27):

– Latin 9784 (original of JJ47 and JJ277):

– Latin 9988 (final copy of JJ30A):

– Latin 9996 (inventory = JJ275 and 276):

– Latin 10919 (ex JJ29):

– Latin 10932 (ex JJ17):

We also add the available chancery formularies and protocols.

Ptotocols and Formularies

– Latin 4763:

– Français 5024: (Formulary of Odart Morchesne, digital edition from ENC

– Français 5030:

– Français 5271:

– Français 5318:

– Français 5727:

– Français 5909:

– Français 6022:

– Français 6142:

– Français 14371 (chancery protocol):

– Français 18674:

Cite this blog post
hamel (2017, July 26). NEW : documents from BNF added to HIMANIS. Himanis. Retrieved May 23, 2024, from

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