Tronçay forest (not to be confused with Tronçais forest in the Allier) once depended on the Châtellenie of Champallement belonging to the Counts, then to the Dukes, of Nevers since 1476. This private forest is located on Saint-Révérien and Vitry-Lâche municipalities.
The fifteenth postcard of the series “The Forest in Nivernais” depicts two pitsawyers in the Forest of Bertranges. When Raoul Saulnier d’Anchald took this photography, there were still a lot of pitsawyers working in Nièvre. They had a special status among wood workers and are described by Michel Pigenet as a “labor aristocracy”.
Châtillon forest once depended on the Châtellenie de Monceaux-le-Comte belonging to the Dukes of Nevers since the 17th century. This former ducal forest was located on Germenay and Dirol municipalities.
Charnouveau forest once depended on the Chatellenie of Châteauneuf-Val-de-Bargis belonging to the Dukes of Nevers since the 16th century. This private forest is located on Champlemy and Saint-Bonnot municipalities.
A massive fire engulfed Brazil’s National Museum on Sept. 2, 2018. Added to the loss of the invaluable collections of this museum, was the loss of the archives of the institution including studies and researches on the collections. As specified by Pierre Dubreuil, Director General of the Museum national d’histoire naturelle de Paris, the fire destroyed “the item and the memory of the item”.
Donzy forest once depended on the Chatellenie of Donzy and on the eponymous Barony unified to the county of Nevers in 1199 as a result of the marriage of Hervé IV of Donzy with Mahaut of Courtenay, heiress of the county of Nevers.