This dataset summarizes burial counts according to burial type (free, temporary, or perpetual) for the cemeteries of Père-Lachaise, Montmartre, and Montparnasse in Paris. The data covers the period of 1804 to 1840 and was derived from the digitized daily records of burial for the city of Paris, which are currently held in the Archives de Paris. See Registres journaliers d'inhumation https://archives.paris.fr/r/216/cimetieres). These data are organized by the number of each burial type recorded per page of the digitized records.
This dataset is based on the 1816, two-volume publication, Le champ du repos, ou le Cimetière Mont-Louis, dit du Père Delachaise. Compiled over the course of 1815 by MM. Roger and Roger (a father-son team), Le champ du repos contains the epitaphs and scale drawing of over 2000 monuments present in the cemetery of Père-Lachaise (Paris, France) by the end of 1815. The author of this dataset has combined the information from this volume (including demographics of the deceased drawn from epitaphs, visual characteristics of monuments, and the locations of monuments within the cemetery) with data from the digitized records of burial available from the Archives de Paris ( https://archives.paris.fr/r/216/cimetieres/). Thus, this dataset details every known monument present in the Cemetery of Père-Lachaise by the end of 1815 with information about the type of burial (free, temporary, or perpetual) that it marked.