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The encrypted telegraphic code

Lent for the exhibition " Cacher-coder " of the Champollion museum on the writings of the world in Figeac, we present you the encypted telegraphic code developed by the Foreign Missions of Paris.
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Lent for the exhibition " Cacher-coder " of the Champollion museum on the writings of the world in Figeac, we present you the encypted telegraphic code developed by the Foreign Missions of Paris.

In the years 1900-1940, the telegraphic correspondence being very used, the seminary council of the Foreign Missions of Paris initiated this telegraphic code. Based on the international telegraphic convention, it was only used by the council for the communications between the Paris seminary and the establishments of Asia (Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam, etc.).

The telegraphic code answered the administrative needs for the Foreign Missions of Paris while protecting the confidentiality of the communicated information. The volumes must not be revealed and their location was kept secret.

The collection of this code counted 113 volumes, 400 pages each, on two columns of 50 lines and the 100 obtained lines being numbered of 5 figures. The words are tidied up there in alphabetical order and dismissals appear at the bottom of page.