The Ranums' Panat Times
"Feindre des poutres pour faire siméttrie aux vrayes":
Back in 2000, Patricia M. Ranum began trying to make sense of eight notarial actes that she had found while going systematically through the papers of Notary CXII, preserved at the Archives Nationales in Paris. In the process, she discovered contracts for the renovation of the Hôtel, signed by Marie de Lorraine (Mlle de Guise). The results were an article, " 'Feindre des poutres pour faire Simmetrie aux vrayes,' La rénovation de l'hôtel de Guise, 1666-1667," published in Histoire et Archives no. 10, July-December 2001.
She wishes to thank Histoire et Archives for permission to put the article on line, where it joins her reconstruction of the Mercy church near the Hôtel de Guise , where Mlle de Guise had a chapel. (A third reconstruction of a lost building, the Jesuit Novitiate of the rue du Pot-de-Fer, is forthcoming, as part of her edition and translation of manuscript Instructions to be published by the Institute for Jesuit Sources.)
Since the article from Histoire et Archives is very long, it has been broken into several parts:
The illustrations have been subdivided here into three groups:
(Note: The original Figure 5 has been incorporated into part III of the article.)
The complete texts of the notarial documents upon which Patricia Ranum based the article: