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?
Rather than offer you my speculation on this document, let me start with what I would tell Joe Friday:
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 email@example.com.
Enjoy! And bòn chans ...