In the past May, the city museum has collected 150 lists of paper documents from collector Le Hoan Hung. According to the initial assessment of the Scientific Council, these are:
- The original artifacts, the oldest dating back to the 1796 “Conciliar Communion” (Canh Hung Ngu Thirteen years old) and the latest document is the “Decree of the Government Council on adjusting the administrative boundaries of a number of districts”. Ho Chi Minh City” in 1976.
- The Han – Nom documents with seals of Kings and Quan under the Nguyen Lords and Nguyen Dynasty are quite unique and rare documents, it marks a period of formation and development of the Southern region; related to the character’s history in the land of Saigon – Gia Dinh (Example: about the character Tran Van Thanh, who lived in Tan Thanh village, Tan Long canton, Tan Binh district, Gia Dinh palace as a mandarin under Lord Nguyen. and Nguyen Dynasty.). These documents also contribute to the study of administrative geography in Gia Dinh, research on the hierarchy and titles of mandarins; Forms and regulations for sealing seals in the Nguyen and Nguyen dynasties.
- The Han-Nom, French and Vietnamese texts in the late 19th century and early 20th century are a collection of documents reflecting many aspects of social life in Saigon – Gia Dinh in particular and the Southern region in particular. General: marriage (wedding invitation, marriage certificate, divorce certificate), family (birth certificate, death certificate, will, child stay certificate) education (application for list of trainees, certificate of issuance). elementary degrees, elementary diplomas) commerce (rice transport concession agreement, construction tenders) cadastral (maps, land plans, courses), infrastructure construction (bridges, roads, etc.) lighthouses), civil transactions (selling houses, land, fields, leasing land, borrowing debts, mortgaging). …These documents contribute to recreating a part of the social life of Saigon – Gia Dinh and the South under the French colonial rule until the first year before liberation…
In the near future, the museum will add these artifacts in the galleries at the museum.
|This is an edict in Nom by Nguyen Anh given to generals during the military parade in Gia Dinh on March 26, Canh Than year (April 19, 1800), which was published by Phan Tran Chuc in the National Voice Literature on 19th century , Khai Tri, Saigon, 1960, p. 46 – 49 but with a slightly different text from this one.|