Petrus Borel, the Lycanthrope (wolfman) of French decadence. Mentioned in Breton’s Black Humor. In 1850s Borel gave up literature and went to Algeria. There he built a gothic castle and worked as a colonial officer until he was removed, allegedly for sending in statistical reports written in verse! All around good guy, was trying to find a picture of his castle but only found a couple of boring mentions in colonial reports. This might be because of the dispute between google and France about copyright on French published books; merde!
M. Borel a abandonné la littérature; il est aujourd’hui inspecteur de la colonisation à Mostaganem.
Almanach national 1850
listed as Inspectuer, 3rd class
Almanach national 1854
listed as Inspectuer, 2nd class
couple of mentions in regards to cotton and henna cultivation:
Family coat of arms