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Haiti's Patent Law of 1826 ...or? Help Solve the Mystery

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Frederic loves a paradox. Me, I like to read detective and suspense fiction every once in a while, but abhor a real mystery — at least one that isn't easy for me to solve. With this one I've hit a dead end and can't think of a better way to find someone to carry this forward than to post it here. This document is in one of the Patent Pamphlet Volumes in SIBL's collection. Its title says: Republique D'Hayti : Loi Sur les Patentes. But I don't believe it's about patents (patents for inventions, at any rate). Can anyone tell me what this document is?

[Map of Hispaniola.] Hayti or St. Domingo., Digital ID 1169856, New York Public LibraryRather than offer you my speculation on this document, let me start with what I would tell Joe Friday:

  • Linked here and at the end of this post is a true and correct (as to content) DIY copy of the first 14 pages of the document. There are additional pages; lists or schedules similar to what's at the end of page 14.
  • The document has been cataloged by NYPL as follows:
    In Volume 13 of NYPL's G.K. Hall Catalog of Government Publications, page 473 -
    Call Number: *V p.v. 17, No. 1
    Hayti., Digital ID 1573185, New York Public LibraryHaiti (republic). Statutes
    Loi sur les patentes. [Port-au-Prince: Imprimerie du Gouvernement, 1826.] 29 p. 8vo
    1. Patents — Jurisprudence, Haiti
    Cataloged March 18, 1919

    It is also cataloged in Volume 331 of the Black Book Catalog, page 204

What do I want to know?

  • What is this document, and what is it about?
  • Is there bibliographic information out there showing another copy?
  • Is there full text out there from another source?

I've looked and found nothing, but I don't have a background in French or in the history of Haiti (or history at all, for that matter). I figure those might be the kinds of expertise needed to go on from here.

If you have an answer(s), feel free to email me at kennethjohnson@nypl.org.

Enjoy! And bòn chans ...

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