L. Charles

L. Charles was a "capitaine au long cours" [master mariner] of the French Merchant Navy and a corresponding member of Société de Géographie commerciale de Bordeaux, created in 1874, who visited Cambodia and the court of King Norodom I as early as 1870.

In addition of his account of Cambodia, we only know that he had navigated "the Chinese seas" since 1863, that he was involved in the first commercial steamer line between Bordeaux and New York, and that he operated in Central America countries.