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Gathering of loose French currency (assignats), letters, offprints, and a manuscript poem bound in a volume. The reasons behind the gathering of these items are unclear.- Assignats are a short-lived type of French 'fiat money' used during the time of the French Revolution and the French Revolutionary Wars, which resemble bank notes. There are four assignats in this volume, each of different...
- Subject: History
- Repository: Edinburgh University Library Special Collections
- Names: Burnes, James, 1801-1862 (surgeon, physician-general of Bombay)