What: A manuscript of the life and miracles of Saint Takla Haymanot
Where: Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
This is one of two manuscripts donated to the Bibliothèque nationale de France in 1868 by Major Gally-Passebosc, an officer from the French Navy who followed the expedition.
It is listed as No. 138 in the Catalogue des manuscrits éthiopiens (gheez et amharique) de la Bibliothèque nationale by H. Zotenberg.
Digital version (black and white) in the library’s database – https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b100998748
Another manuscript from Gally-Passebosc – a 17th century discourse on the festivals of the angels Michael and Raphael – ended up in the collection of U.S. bibliographer, bibliophile and librarian Wilberforce Eames. There was a note in that manuscript that said the French officer had seized it after the defeat of Emperor Theodore.