Studies on Daniel Chardin's Documents at Yale University

The Chardin Correspondence and Documents collection is kept at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. It contains 708 personal letters and other documents belonging to Daniel Chardin, a merchant in Madras between 1687 and 1709, and his wife. This was a personal project that aimed to put these materials onto a database. The project was completed with a grant-in-aid from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Sciences (Scientific Research C) in 2003-2004. The finished database is available to the public.

Research purpose and methodology

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